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Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33473EM

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33473EMNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33473EM (ThinkPad Twist Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 69.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 90% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33473EM

70% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review: convertible Windows 8 device
Source: PC Advisor English
The battery life has plenty of room for improvement, but the versatile design of the ThinkPad Twist makes it an available choice for business travellers who can’t decide between a laptop and a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist (3347-3EM) tablet-convertible Ultrabook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Lenovo Twist has a conventional design that can allow it to be used easily as a notebook or as a tablet. It has a decent configuration and a useful set of built-in features, but it's not without its problems. Our review unit had poorly performing sensors that couldn't get the screen orientation right, along with some other niggling issues.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

81% Lenovo ThinkPad S230u Twist
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
67% Lenovo Thinkpad Twist
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 67%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.5":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


69.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist
HD Graphics 4000

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-02- 6 (Update: 2013-02- 6)