If you fancy the Lenovo Flex 2 15 and want to save some of your hard-earned cash, the Microsoft Store is offering the 2-in-1 PC for just $499 — a saving of $200 over the laptop’s official retail price. The machine is also sold bundled with a one year Office 365 subscription but it’s going to cost you a little extra; $578.99 — nonetheless, you still end up saving $220 on your purchase.
The PC offers an excellent set of specifications, boasting a 15.6-inch display with a 1920 by 1080 resolution with 10-point multi-touch support. The processing power comes from an Intel Core i5-4210 clocked at 1.7GHz with a Turbo Boost of up to 2.7GHz. The Lenovo Flex 2 also features 6GB of RAM, a hybrid disk drive combining a 500GB HDD with an 8GB SSD for caching, and ships with Windows 8.1 64-bit as its operating system. On the connectivity side, there is one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, a microphone jack, 802.11b/g/n with Miracast enabled, and Bluetooth.
Microsoft is selling the device as a Signature Edition PC, which means there will be no bloatware installed in the laptop, something which got Lenovo into a PR nightmare last month.