04-21-2017 03:56 AM
I am strongly considering purchasing a Flex 4. This model in particular:
I know the processor supports virtualization, but I'm unsure if virtualization is enabled in the bios or if it is supported by the Motherboard. Can anyone provide an answer so I can pull the trigger on this thing? I need it as a lightweight mobile web development PC.
04-21-2017 05:53 AM
04-22-2017 05:12 AM
It is a bit strange that tech support couldn't answer your question. I can't give you a direct answer myself unfortunately, but just about every laptop and Intel-based tablet I have used the past few years (amongst them a Yoga 2 Pro and Yoga 900S) has had the option to enable virtualisation in BIOS settings, so I would be *very* surprised if the Flex didn't. This link also seems to suggest that all modern Lenovo laptops should have the BIOS option: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en/solutions/ht500006
04-22-2017 07:03 AM
I saw that link but I am unfamiliar with Lenovo products to be honest. It says "idea" not "ideapad," and I know that is probably semantics. I may take a chance and try one. Maybe I'll get lucky and someone will be able to confirm before I go ahead and buy it. I'd feel better about it. I'll hold off a few weeks that way I'm still within the return period by the time I get home. I just hope it makes it to my house before I get there because I will need it when I get home.
04-22-2017 10:17 AM
As far as I can tell 'idea' refers to Ideapads; the support request for my Yoga 900S lists the 'brand' as 'idea' at least. In any case, it is probably a good idea to order the laptop such that you're still within the return window when you get it since other things could go wrong. Microsoft will likely process your order pretty quickly anyway. Good luck!