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Lenovo Twist S230u 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Apr 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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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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

At 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist S230u. 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist S230u have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 560MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,000MHz.

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

Most similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Twist S230u which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Twist S230u range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. The Twist S230u has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Twist S230u.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Twist S230u has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Twist S230u do not have a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to 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 portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the U920t[pl_1453648_price], and the U920t[pl_1453648_price] both from Toshiba is also worth considering.

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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 typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Twist S230u the speaker powers range from 0.5W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. The Lenovo Twist S230u has one of the higher speaker powers (2 Watts) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist S230u, the Twist S230u has a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen 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 notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

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

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7 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo Twist S230u is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Twist S230u does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Twist S230u.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Twist S230u is 380GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Twist S230u has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago the memory clock speeds range from 530MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for 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 portable 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 this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist S230u has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 7 hours, the Twist S230u has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Twist S230u.

If you would prefer a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2503646_price] (7.5h and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

The Twist S230u has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Twist S230u has a fairly typical processor frequency (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist S230u.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (1.83GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Twist S230u.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Twist S230u has a fairly typical display diagonal (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Twist S230u.

We compared all the other 12.5" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] 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 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 (64-Bit)
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
Touchscreen Type
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Networking Standards
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
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
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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 Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter 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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

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 00887770831139, 00887770832877, 00887770833133, 00887770833348, 00887770833539, 00887770833706

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