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Lenovo Twist S230u 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Jul 2013
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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

The Twist S230u is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist S230u 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 notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Twist S230u is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist S230u which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Twist S230u has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Twist S230u has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Twist S230u has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Twist S230u is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Twist S230u have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Twist S230u which has eight number of battery cellss.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Twist S230u has a touchscreen.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touchscreen to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist S230u have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Twist S230u which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Twist S230u has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This Lenovo laptop 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.

An HDD storage media is actually the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Twist S230u.

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

If the storage medium of this Lenovo laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba U920t (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist S230u

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the Twist S230u.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Twist S230u has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

The Twist S230u has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Twist S230u.

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Average Display Diagonal

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

There are a number of other 12.5" laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
LAN/VGA Combo 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
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
Built-In Optical Drive

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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…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo s230, lenovo s230u

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