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Lenovo Twist 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Feb 2013
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IT FOLDS. IT SPINS. 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... More
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite 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. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 17GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews.

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 slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Twist is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age 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 consider including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Twist supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Twist has one of the bigger total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Twist the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz. The Lenovo Twist has one of the faster processor clock speeds (1.9 gigahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 (2GHz).

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Portable PCs of this age and spec have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,700 RPM.

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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 this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of laptops of this age and type is 8GB, the biggest is 24GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 11GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 24 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has one of the biggest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo Twist which has eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago, the Lenovo Twist has a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Twist is a two USB 3.0 port laptop.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo Twist is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo Twist does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Twist.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga (£560.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Twist has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an SSD storage medium. 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 across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Twist.

Across similar types of portable PC the best storage medium is SSD.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Twist has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist the battery lifes range from 3.7h to 19h.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 6h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Twist has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Twist.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the Lenovo Twist has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 (13.3"), or the HP Pavilion x360 (13.3").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Supported Number of Colours Display
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Port
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost 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
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo s230, lenovo s230u
Barcodes 00887770203905

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