Summary: - 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.
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 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
Conclusion: As an ultrabook the Twist will provide the business-ready performance expected from it, with the added benefit of its twistable screen. Just remember that at 1.58 kg, this unit is bulkier and heavier than regular tablets. With Windows 8 Pro installed the Twist retails for R16 000.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist has a good design and useful features, but it needs work
Good Gear Guide.au
17 May 2013
Summary: 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.
Pros: Easy conversion from notebook to laptop, Useful built-in connectivity features, Plentiful and relatively fast storage
Cons: Screen orientation sensor didn't work well for us, Touchpad could be better, Overly glossy design
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.