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.
Summary: Lenovo’s ThinkPad Twist is the latest in a string of Windows 8-running tablet-laptop hybrids, and it’s a little different from the competition. Mainly, it’s a business-oriented tablet-laptop (excuse me, tablet-Ultrabook) hybrid that stays true (sort of) to the ThinkPad line’s traditional, if...
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.