Excerpt: One notebook, multiple modes: That's the idea behind Lenovo's ThinkPad Twist, a three-way combination of tablet, notebook, and presentation device. The basic idea is a good one, but many little annoyances -- both in the software and the hardware -- make the Twist more an unpolished gem than a...
Summary: It’s hardly surprising to find a ThinkPad device under the incoming torrent of Windows 8 devices, but the “twist” here is that the ThinkPad Twist does actually dare (and mostly succeeding) in embracing things a little differently.
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
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,...
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
Excerpt: The ThinkPad Twist is Lenovo’s newest ThinkPad in ultrabook form and it dons Windows 8: its touchscreen swivels to one side and can be turned to face the person in front of you. (A slightly different range of twisting is possible with the Twist’s cousin, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 .
Excerpt: In 2002, Acer revealed a PC that was also a tablet, the TravelMate 100 . The convertible device used a swiveling central hinge, allowing the screen to rotate 180 degrees and fold down on top of the keyboard so you could hold it in two hands like a tablet.
Pros: Inexpensive for an ultrabook, Good keyboard, Swiveling screen is handy
Cons: Busy, sometimes ugly design, Poor trackpad, Terrible speakers
Summary: Tablets in recent memory have been keyboard-less slate devices, but is that an ideal form factor for touchscreen computing? Maybe we need do a 180 degree twist and reevaluate convertible tablet/laptops. Yes, something like the ThinkPad Twist.
Excerpt: Ever since Windows 8 was released, home consumers have had their pick of fancy laptop-cum-tablet hybrids. Now there's the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist, which actually harks back to the kind of convertible laptops of yesteryear - released with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.