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Lenovo Twist 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 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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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz.

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

The Lenovo Twist is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Lenovo Twist has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (350 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Twist has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 portable PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 5,600 RPM.

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Very High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 4 Watts, the Lenovo Twist's speaker power is one of the highest amongst laptops that were released more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have speaker powers of between 0.5W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Twist is 11GB. The Lenovo Twist has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (24 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Twist.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

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

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Twist has a touchscreen, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Twist.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many 2 in 1 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 laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo Twist is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Twist have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo Twist does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Twist.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Lenovo Twist has an HDD storage media which is better than the SSD storage media found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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 portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium across all portable PCs of this type and age.

An SSD storage media is the best storage medium amongst comparable types of portable 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 typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Twist range from 3.7h to 19h. With a battery life (max) of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Twist has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 6h battery life laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (6.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Twist. The average memory clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Twist is 1,500MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 530MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this laptop was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Twist.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist.

Other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Twist.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (1.83GHz and higher rated).

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Average Weight

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

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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 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.5" portable 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 Form Factor
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
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
Contrast Ratio (typical)
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
Auto Focus
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G LTE
WWAN
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
Headphone Outputs
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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
Face Recognition
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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