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Lenovo Twist 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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Twist transforms into a laptop when you need to type, a tablet when you re on the go, and a stand when you want to share presentations. When you're ready to browse, bend it backward into a tent... More
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Twist has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Twist have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 4,358 expert and user reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Lenovo Twist is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Twist is 270MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Twist which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Twist has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Twist has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Twist.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Twist supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Twist has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The hard drive speeds of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Twist range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,700 RPM.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Twist has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Twist also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Twist is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Twist have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Twist which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Twist has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Twist.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best storage medium is SSD.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo Twist has one of the smallest hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average hard drive capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Twist is 570GB.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the ThinkPad 11e (1.83GHz), or the Yoga (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Twist has a pretty typical total storage capacity (320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Twist.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Satellite U920t (£767.65) (1.5kg), or the Satellite U920t (£679.54) (1.5kg) both from Toshiba.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the Lenovo Twist has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Twist.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 (13.3").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Port
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Infrared Data Port

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo n3c4, lenovo s230, lenovo s230u, lenovo n3c4p, lenovo n3c4pu, lenovo n3c4puk, lenovo i33217u4gb320724hdmtbcw8, lenovo i33217u4gb320724hdmtbcw8p
Barcodes 00887619713404, 00887619713671, 00887619713770

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