Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Series

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33472GFProcessor: Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 12.5 inch
Weight: 1.5kg, 1.6kg
Price: 900, 1100 euro
Average Score: 70.39% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 73%, features: 77%, display: 83%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 81%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33474HU

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33474HUNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33474HU
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad Twist (Series)

Average Score: 69.92% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 17 reviews)

 

80% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Convertible Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Windows 8 with a twist. Lenovo’s unique ThinkPad Twist adopts the x-series’ design of a swivel-mounted screen alongside all the obligatory ThinkPad traits. But can it fulfill its intended role as a practical next-gen alternative to a conventional business notebook?
Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Review (S230U)
Source: Ubergizmo English
One of the few things I wish was different in the ThinkPad Twist was its display. I felt that it didn’t impress enough with its screen size and its brightness as it was difficult to use when in direct sunlight. Its 12.5-inch display felt small, especially when the Twist features such a large bezel for its screen. Hopefully Lenovo might want to consider equipping a future Twist with a better screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2013
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Basic uses a well tested design for its Windows 8 convertible that works extremely well as a laptop thanks to its great keyboard and very adjustable screen. It also is surprisingly affordable for a business class touchscreen system. The problem is that its running time is far too short and it is very heavy to be used as a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review
Source: PC Pro English
Apart from an excellent display and generous connectivity, then, the ThinkPad Twist provides little in the way of excitement. The pricier £999 model, which adds 3G and a speedier SSD, makes the Twist more viable for businesses, but it’s still no award-winner.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
67% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review
Source: It Pro English
Lenovo combines tablet and laptop for its first hybrid ThinkPad - does the Twist offer the best of both worlds for businesses? Lenovo has joined the Windows 8 party with the Twist, a ThinkPad that uses the traditional hinged method to switch between its laptop and tablet modes, and it's a good piece of design - but, while the usual ThinkPad visuals are in place, build quality isn't quite up to scratch.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 67%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230U review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The snazzily named ThinkPad Twist S230U is a generally great little Windows 8 touch-enabled convertible Ultrabook in a tried and proven swivel form factor, surprisingly let down by minor build quality niggles and poor battery life, while we also miss a Wacom stylus with digitizer option. Otherwise it offers good connectivity including 3G, flexible specs, nice ergonomics and excellent usability. If you can live with the Twist’s foibles, its relatively low starting price makes it an attractive option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Review: Ultrabook Convertible
Source: Notebooks.com English
The ThinkPad Twist is a well designed Ultrabook Convertible for the business world with a great typing experience and offers more value to business users than the Surface RT, especially for businesses that need to run legacy apps on a device that pulls double duty as a tablet and a notebook. While the ThinkPad Twist is more unwieldy than an iPad, it does offer more in out of the box productivity for businesses.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/02/2013
75% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist has relatively little competition in the convertible Windows 8 touchscreen camp. In fact, Lenovo's own IdeaPad Yoga 13 may be its biggest competitor. Even in a more populated field, we can see why the Twist has sold so well since it came out: the price is very reasonable, the laptop offers capable performance, a sharp and bright IPS display, a fantastic keyboard and Lenovo's usual sturdy build quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
Lenovo Thinkpad Twist Convertible Ultrabook Review
Source: PC Perspective English
There were a few areas of concern with the Twist, even after the stellar user experience I had with the device. After initial inspection, it seemed an odd design choice on Lenovo's part to not allow user accessibility to the system memory or battery. Memory and hard drive upgrades are one of the easiest ways to increase a laptop's performance, so not being able to easily access the system memory for an upgrade could affect the long-term viability of the product. I also had issues with the placement of the USB ports, one on each side of the ultrabook. If you want to use a device that requires two connections, one for power and one for data transmission, then you will need to have some type of USB extension for one of the cables.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2012
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist
Source: Computer Shopper English
What's old is new again with Lenovo's ThinkPad Twist. The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist sports an old-school design that fits the new-school Windows 8 like a glove. It shines as the first Win 8 hybrid with a firm business focus, but the ultrabook's scanty battery life could turn off frequent travelers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist (3347-4HU) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is a solid notebook that offers the performance and utility needed from a business notebook. The ability to easily switch between different modes in conjunction with the display's wide viewing angles makes the ThinkPad perfect for everything from casual web browsing to presenting information in a meeting. The device is also easy to transport thanks to its light and durable design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad Twist
Source: ITNews Australia English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is a 12.5-inch ultrabook/tablet hybrid computer built specifically for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is not particularly powerful when compared to other ultrabooks on the market and some aspects of the design feel underbaked. That said, this is a highly versatile Windows 8 laptop that will suit business users migrating to the new OS.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2012
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist (3347-4HU)
Source: PC Mag English
In summation, the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist excels at some things (keyboard, familiar layout, screen quality), yet is middling at others (battery life, weight, five-point touch). It lacks the ThinkPad X230t's included stylus and stylus support, so it's certainly not as capable as that Editors' Choice laptop. At this price point, the Editors' Choice for ultrabooks the Toshiba Portege Z935-P300 is still a better choice, since for the time being Windows 8 and it's touch functions aren't a must have for the small business. However, if you want to be ahead of the curve and start using Windows 8 for business or development, then the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist and its cousin the IdeaPad Yoga are decent choices. Try them both out at a big box store and see how they feel. Both have merits and drawbacks to their respective designs, but both work as clamshell laptops that can work part time as tablets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist has its flaws, it does what it's designed to do very well. That is, it's a fantastic business-oriented tablet-Ultrabook hybrid, and it's a great choice for a business user. The Twist's performance is a little on the low side for systems in its class, but it's nothing to be too concerned about. The twisty screen is particularly useful if you're working with someone and you want to quickly show them what's going on on your screen (assuming they're sitting on your left – the screen only twists one way). And of course, the spill-proof keyboard and mobile data option are great for traveling businesspeople. Don't get me wrong – the ThinkPad Twist has some issues, and it's not designed for entertainment. But if you're just looking for a business tablet-Ultrabook hybrid, then this laptop is definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review: A great business tool
Source: PC World English
Although the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist has its flaws, it does what it’s designed to do very well. That is, it’s a fantastic business-oriented tablet-Ultrabook hybrid, and it’s a great choice for a business user. Don’t get me wrong – the ThinkPad Twist has some issues, and it’s not designed for entertainment. But if you’re just looking for a business tablet-Ultrabook hybrid, then this laptop is definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Twist
Source: Digital Trends English
We weren’t surprised to find that Lenovo’s new convertible is a good laptop. The company’s experience in this area has paid off with Microsoft’s move towards touchscreen devices. No other convertible on the market can match the value proposition of the Twist. The Twist is a great laptop, even when the convertible hinge is taken out of the equation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% A classic convertible with a few new tricks
Source: CNet English
Long before the iPad, Galaxy Note, or Nook HD, a tablet was usually a Windows device that spent most of its time set up as a traditional clamshell laptop, but could also twist or swivel its display around to form a touch screen slate.Slightly less conservative-feeling than the average ThinkPad, the well-made ThinkPad Twist offers one of the better tablet modes from the first wave of Windows 8 convertibles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
50% Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
At first glance, the ThinkPad Twist has a lot of things going for it: a luxurious soft-touch design, a keyboard with the best tactile feedback on the market, a colorful responsive touch screen and solid performance. However, we wouldn't recommend any ultraportable notebook that gets just four and a half hours of battery life and that goes double for a tablet, which is supposed to be used on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33473EM

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33473EMNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33473EM
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad Twist (Series)

Average Score: 69.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33472GF

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33472GFNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u-33472GF
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad Twist (Series)

 

Doubletwist – 12-Zoll-Convertible mit Touchscreen und UMTS
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Positive: flexible convertible system; very good workmanship and keyboard; very good display and touch functionality; UMTS-module
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2013
Lenovo ThinkPad Twist tablet PC, törésteszttel!
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive; Good display; rugged design; powerful hardware; equipment. Negative: No fingerprint reader, docking connector, extended battery and active pen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2013

 

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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 %

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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.

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Intel Core i5:

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.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.


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1.5 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.6 kg:


70.39%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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