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Lenovo Twist S230u 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Feb 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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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

The Lenovo Twist S230u is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 350 megahertz, the Twist S230u has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Twist S230u. Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Twist S230u have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

2 in 1 laptops built by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Twist S230u has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 more than two years.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,600 RPM. The hard drive speed of the Lenovo Twist S230u of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest amongst laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 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 on the market for around the same time as 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 on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Twist S230u have speaker powers of between 0.5W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Twist S230u has one of the higher speaker powers amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Twist S230u is a eight number of battery cells portable PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Twist S230u has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Twist S230u also have a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops 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 commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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8 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 similar age and spec to it.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Twist S230u is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Twist S230u have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Lenovo Twist S230u has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most notebook 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium across all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Twist S230u.

Across comparable types of portable PC the best storage medium is SSD.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba U920t (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Twist S230u range from 3.7h to 19h. At only 6 hours, the Twist S230u has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 6h battery life laptops currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (6.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 7.6GB. The Twist S230u has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Twist S230u.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Twist S230u is 530MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Twist S230u has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Twist S230u.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist S230u

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist S230u has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Twist S230u has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist S230u.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Twist S230u has a pretty typical processor frequency (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (1.83GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Twist S230u has a relatively typical weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Twist S230u has a relatively typical display diagonal (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Twist S230u.

We compared this laptop to all the other 12.5" laptops and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
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
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® 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
Execute Disable Bit
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
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Expert Reviews

(78)
5 September 2013

Lenovo's cleverly designed Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrid takes too many turns for the worseOne notebook, multiple modes: That's the idea behind Lenovo's ThinkPad Twist, a three-way combination of... Read more…

6 June 2013

One notebook, multiple modes: That's the idea behind Lenovo's ThinkPad Twist, a three-way combination of tablet, notebook, and presentation device. The basic idea is a good one, but many little... Read more…

I thoroughly enjoyed using it. The twist gimmick is more than just that; it's actually pretty useful. The increasing trend towards tablets is great. There is no better tool in the human being's...

22 April 2013

Convertible tablets are nothing new in the business sector, but convertible Ultrabooks certainly are: the ThinkPad Twist is the first we've come across. Build quality However, those expecting... Read more…

12 April 2013

An overall good, adaptable Ultrabook) The more Ultrabooks adopt something like the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist?s ability to adapt to nearly any situation, the better the market will be as we...

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 3 December 2014 by Kenneth R.

Ok, so I had a lot to gripe about. Lenovo created a really nice package with the Twist and I would not hesitate to purchase the Twist again. I am keeping my fingers crossed but after 3 bios... Read more…

Reviewed 6 July 2014 by Andy L.
(Verified Purchase)

For the price this is an excellent buy. My wife wanted a convertible PC/Tablet and after a couple of months of painstaking research this one rose to the surface...and we're glad we locked in on it...

Purchased this for my wife and she absolutely loves it. I have also used the machine several times and am impressed with the overall quality of it. Trained by Lenovo some years ago I have been a fan o
I got this for my tech staff to use while moving between jobs. It works really well. Battery life is good, it is very handy for buisness task. I really like it. It is lightwieght and easy to carry
Got this laptop on a great door buster deal through manufacturer. Very responsive Core 3 along with SSD cache for hard drive to speed things up. Build quality is excellent. Very convenient to have a
Touch screen
Quality of build
It is a little bit sluggish compared to what I'm used to and even she said it's not quite as quick as she would have hoped. I did have to disable the auto-dim as others have noted - Lenovo seriously h
There is a lot to love about the twist but there are a lot of little things that Lenovo should have corrected before releasing this ThinkPad Tablet PC
Screen
The screen has a mind of it's own and will rotate when it wants to. At times when going from tablet back to laptop, the only way to get the screen to rotate back is to restart. The light sensor on the
Software
Reviewed 1 April 2014 by Darrell P.
(Verified Purchase)

If you want to add an SSD to this make sure you get a lower profile one. The standard thinckness is too much. There are plenty of good ones to choose from...

Reviewed 5 March 2014 by Matthew B.
(Verified Purchase)

I love this system, its replaced both my old android tablet ( motorola xyboard ) and a compac laptop I had. Sometimes the screen takes a while to adjust after you turn it or flip it but it works... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo s230, lenovo s230u

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