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 somewhat boring, aesthetic.
Summary: I can pretty safely say one thing: the Acer TravelMate 100 would've had a much better shot in 2012 than it did in 2002. Windows 8 makes a convertible a much more sensible device than it's been for the last ten years, since it's an OS equally at home in touch and non-touch environments. But building a device like the ThinkPad Twist forced Lenovo to make some odd design decisions, and as a result it looks like a 2002 blueprint forced onto a 2012 chassis.
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. If you don’t want the extra bulk, try the new ThinkPad Helix (review) but for R25 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. Our review unit had poorly performing sensors that couldn't get the screen orientation right, along with some other niggling issues.
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
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. Like those devices, this is a convertible Ultrabook that’s aimed at the business professional.
Conclusion: Het is misschien mijn eigen schuld, ik verwachtte op voorhand wellicht teveel van deze Lenovo. Maar dat de teleurstelling zo’n impact zou hebben had ik niet verwacht. Met argwaan trek ik momenteel apparaten uit hun verpakking. Bijna met tegenzin. Ik kan er niks anders van maken. Dankzij de Lenovo ThinkPad Twist, ben ik nu gadgetmoe. Bekijk de uitgebreide Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review !