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Lenovo Twist 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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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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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Lenovo Twist which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Twist is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency 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 of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 4,876 user and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Twist which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Twist has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Twist has a fairly big total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Twist. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Twist is 16GB and the biggest is 1.1TB.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,600 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Twist has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Twist is 1.6W, and the speaker powers range from 0.5W to 4W. With an speaker power of 4 Watts, the Lenovo Twist has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 age and type.

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

When compared to other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed, the Lenovo Twist's hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 24 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Twist range from 8GB to 24GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 11GB.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo Twist is a eight number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Twist has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Twist also have a touchscreen.

We compared all the other laptops with a touchscreen to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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8 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 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo Twist is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo Twist does not have a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Twist do have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Lenovo Twist has an HDD storage media which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage media. 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 media is in fact the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Twist.

An SSD storage media is the best storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo Twist has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 6 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The shortest battery life (max) of laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist is 3.7h and the longest is 19h.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 6h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

Laptops with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (6.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist the memory clock speeds range from 530MHz to 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist

Released Over Four Years Ago

Lenovo released the Twist over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Twist.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Twist has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Twist has a pretty average display diagonal (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Twist.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 12.5" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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