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Lenovo Twist 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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The latest in touch technology delivers effortless usability, featuring an extra bright 350 nit, HD IPS (in-plane switching) display for nearly 180-degree viewing angles. 7 hours (with Battery... More
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18 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Twist has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Twist is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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 compared to other manufacturers.

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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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Twist.

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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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available 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 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Twist.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If the storage medium of this 2 in 1 laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 15MP. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago, the front camera resolution of the Lenovo Twist of 1,280 megapixel is one of the highest.

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Very High Speaker Power

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Twist have speaker power of between 0.5W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. When compared to other laptops of this spec and age, the Lenovo Twist's speaker power of 4 Watts is one of the highest.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo Twist has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memories of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Twist range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Lenovo Twist is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo Twist is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

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

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider including the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Twist range from 16GB to 1.1TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Twist has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Twist. Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Twist have battery lifes of between 3.7h and 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h.

We compared all the other 6h battery life notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Twist has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Twist. The memory clock speeds of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 530MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Twist has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Twist.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the ThinkPad 11e (1.83GHz), or the Yoga (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Twist has a pretty average screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might 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
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Auto Focus
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Port
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF 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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Face Recognition
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
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 64, lenovo 64b, lenovo 3337, lenovo 64bi, lenovo s230, lenovo s230u, lenovo 3337u, lenovo 64bit, lenovo p165739, lenovo p165739p
Barcodes 00887456726520, 00887770609516, 00887770637960, 00887770637991, 00887942513344, 08877706095164, 08879425133448

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