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Lenovo Twist S230u

Lenovo Twist S230u 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 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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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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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 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age 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

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Twist S230u has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Twist S230u. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Twist S230u the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 4,876 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.

Has a Front Camera

The Twist S230u has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Twist S230u.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the U920t[pl_1453648_price], and the U920t[pl_1453648_price] both from Toshiba which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to 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 came out more than two years ago.

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Quite High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Twist S230u. The average speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.6W, and the speaker powers range from 0.5W to 4W.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Twist S230u is a eight number of battery cells laptop.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the Twist S230u has a touchscreen.

Other portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available that you might also want to look at include 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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Twist S230u have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Twist S230u does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Twist S230u also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

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

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist S230u

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

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

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Average Internal Memory

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

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[plb_1453648_price].

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 6 hours, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Twist S230u.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 6h battery life portable PCs currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (6.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz, the Twist S230u has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Twist S230u has a pretty standard weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 12.5 inches, the Twist S230u has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist S230u.

Alternative 12.5" laptops currently available which you might want to consider include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

If this portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook T904[plb_2508324_price] (13.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Twist S230u has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] 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 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
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
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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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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 00887456728289

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