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Lenovo Twist S230u
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Lenovo Twist S230u 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Sep 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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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Twist S230u has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist S230u.

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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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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the Twist S230u has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a similar age and type to the Twist S230u is 1,000MHz.

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Good Brand

Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

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

The Twist S230u is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Twist S230u have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Twist S230u has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist S230u.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist S230u which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Twist S230u has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Twist S230u has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Twist S230u.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Twist S230u supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. 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 you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2430247_price] (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2404650_price] (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops 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 were launched more than two years ago.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

Comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Twist S230u have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of 1,280 megapixel, the Lenovo Twist S230u has one of the highest front camera resolutions amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Twist S230u has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Twist S230u. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Twist S230u the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Twist S230u is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Twist S230u has a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Twist S230u is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on comparable spec notebook PCs 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Twist S230u is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Short Battery Life

2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have battery lifes of between 3.7h and 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h. With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Twist S230u has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (6.5h).

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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 commonly found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist S230u

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist S230u has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Twist S230u has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Yoga[pl_2798208_price] (1.83GHz), or the ThinkPad 11e[pl_2583056_price] (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist S230u.

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Average Screen Size

The Twist S230u has a pretty average screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Twist S230u.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2480279_price] (13.3"), or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2446536_price] (13.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Twist S230u has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Twist S230u.

If this Lenovo portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Helix[plb_3098834_price] (180GB).

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Specification

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L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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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
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
Audio System
Camera
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Mini HDMI Port
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
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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
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
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Power
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 64, lenovo 64b, lenovo 3337, lenovo 64bi, lenovo s230, lenovo 64bit, lenovo s230u, lenovo 3337u, lenovo p165739, lenovo p165739p
Barcodes 00887770831139, 00887770832877, 00887770833133, 00887770833348, 00887770833539, 00887770833706

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