Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. The Lenovo Twist has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews
Lenovo has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.
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 notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The Lenovo Twist has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Twist the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo Twist has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Twist do not have a full-size keyboard.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo Twist supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.
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64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Very High Speaker Power
Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W. The speaker power of the Lenovo Twist of 4 Watts is one of the highest amongst portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Twist.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Twist has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Twist the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.
Eight Battery Cells
The Lenovo Twist has more battery cells than most of the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This notebook PC is a eight battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have between two and seven battery cells.
Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 8GB and the biggest is 24GB. At 24 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo Twist has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Twist.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo Twist has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of this type and age. This Lenovo laptop has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Twist WiFi standards range from 802.11a to 802.11n.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Twist which has one PCI Express lane (max).
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The Lenovo Twist does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The Lenovo Twist has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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.
This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
The best storage medium across comparable types of laptop is SSD.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years the memory clock speeds range from 530MHz to 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist.
8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist
Released Over Three Years Ago
This portable PC was released over three years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo Twist has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most laptops of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist.
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 13 (£2,975.55) (512GB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Twist.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Twist.
Average Battery Life
At 6 hours, the Lenovo Twist has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga (7h and higher rated).
The Lenovo Twist has a fairly standard weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Average Screen Size
The Lenovo Twist has a fairly typical screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Intel HM77, Intel HM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Fruit Ninja,Rara,Amazon Kindle,AccuWeather,SugarSync
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 4570
0 - 3050
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-15 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video