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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U
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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U

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Overall 8

Lenovo Thinkpad Twist Convertible Ultrabook Review

17 April 2014
  • Summary: Overall, we were happy with the Lenovo Thinkpad Twist Convertible Ultrabook. It met its main needs and went a little bit beyond with the quality of the multi-touch screen. The keyboard layout was what you would hope for in a laptop.
  • Pros: Keyboard:, Design:, Multi-Touch Display:, Performance:, Battery Life:
  • Cons: Power Button:, Sound:, The Finish:
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Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Review (S230U)

11 April 2013
  • Summary: 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 enjoyed being able to use it in one of its four modes.
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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist review: flexible Thinkpad

5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: We recently reviewed the Lenovo Yoga 13, but it's not the only laptop from Lenovo with a touchscreen. Today we will take a closer look at the ThinkPad Twist, a 12.5-inch notebook with - you guessed it - a screen that you can twist around.
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Productive contortionist

Gear Patrol
2 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Lenovo’s family of convertible devices, with names like Yoga and Twist, remind us of that gymnast/cheerleader/yoga instructor/circus performer we dated years back. Unlike that experience, where the novelty quickly wore off, the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist ($849+) proves useful for both work AND play.
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Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Review: Ultrabook Convertible

2 January 2013
  • Excerpt: The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is the first business Ultrabook Convertible to arrive with Windows 8. The Twist twists from a small portable ThinkPad notebook with the well-known ThinkPad keyboard to a small Windows 8 tablet thanks to a rotating hinge.
  • Pros: Touch screen to take advantage of Windows 8, Great Keyboard, Notebook and tablet in one
  • Cons: Tablet mode not as good as dedicated tablet, Fixed battery, only 4-5 hours
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Overall 6

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

30 December 2012
  • Conclusion: 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,...
  • Pros: Relatively affordable, excellent keyboard, IPS display.
  • Cons: Battery life so-so with HDD option (SSD is better), a well-configured Twist borders on ThinkPad X230t pricing.
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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist Convertible Ultrabook Review

PC Perspective
21 December 2012
  • Excerpt: As one of the newest members of Lenovo's Thinkpad line, the Lenovo Thinkpad Twist attempts to bridge the gap between laptops and tablets in a convertible Ultrabook format. We decided to put the Twist through the normal suite of benchmark and functional tests, along with some tests specifically...
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Overall 7

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist (3347-4HU)

PC Magazine
15 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist (3347-4HU) ultrabook convertible is really a clamshell laptop convertible tablet like the ones that Lenovo has been making for the past half-dozen years. It's the natural evolution of the Tablet PC concept of the mid-2000s, in 2012 ultrabook form.
  • Pros: Convertible tablet form factor. More storage than SSD-only convertibles. Both TrackPoint and trackpad. Good keyboard. Optional WWAN.
  • Cons: Bulky. Only five touch points. Mini HDMI instead of full-size HDMI port.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

14 December 2012
  • Conclusion: No, the ThinkPad Twist isn't perfect, but it's more than the sum of its parts—especially if the parts you're talking about are the merely adequate display and lackluster battery. If you're looking for a Windows 8 convertible with strong business chops, the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist should be at the top...
  • Pros: Four different form factors, Excellent keyboard and controls, Utility-packed business software, Above-average port selection, Great price
  • Cons: Poor battery life, Pedestrian display and audio, No pen support
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Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review

PC Advisor
7 March 2013
  • Summary: 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. Read our Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review to find out more.
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