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Lenovo S230u 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Feb 2013
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16 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this spec and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo S230u has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the S230u.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the S230u have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo S230u which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. The Lenovo S230u has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo S230u has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the S230u which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S230u supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 16GB to 1.1TB. The Lenovo S230u has one of the bigger total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo S230u has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the S230u. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S230u have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo S230u has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years the maximum internal memories range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S230u, the Lenovo S230u has a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo S230u is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo S230u which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo S230u does not have a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago do have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo S230u has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most portable PCs of this age and spec. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

This portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the S230u.

The best storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is SSD.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S230u

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo S230u has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and spec. This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Lenovo S230u has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S230u has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo S230u has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo S230u has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S230u.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the Lenovo S230u has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S230u.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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Expert Reviews

(78)
5 September 2013

Lenovo's cleverly designed Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrid takes too many turns for the worseOne notebook, multiple modes: That's the idea behind Lenovo's ThinkPad Twist, a three-way combination of... Read more…

6 June 2013

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... Read more…

I thoroughly enjoyed using it. The twist gimmick is more than just that; it's actually pretty useful. The increasing trend towards tablets is great. There is no better tool in the human being's...

22 April 2013

Convertible tablets are nothing new in the business sector, but convertible Ultrabooks certainly are: the ThinkPad Twist is the first we've come across. Build quality However, those expecting... Read more…

12 April 2013

An overall good, adaptable Ultrabook) 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...

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 3 December 2014 by Kenneth R.

Ok, so I had a lot to gripe about. Lenovo created a really nice package with the Twist and I would not hesitate to purchase the Twist again. I am keeping my fingers crossed but after 3 bios... Read more…

Reviewed 6 July 2014 by Andy L.
(Verified Purchase)

For the price this is an excellent buy. My wife wanted a convertible PC/Tablet and after a couple of months of painstaking research this one rose to the surface...and we're glad we locked in on it...

Purchased this for my wife and she absolutely loves it. I have also used the machine several times and am impressed with the overall quality of it. Trained by Lenovo some years ago I have been a fan o
I got this for my tech staff to use while moving between jobs. It works really well. Battery life is good, it is very handy for buisness task. I really like it. It is lightwieght and easy to carry
Got this laptop on a great door buster deal through manufacturer. Very responsive Core 3 along with SSD cache for hard drive to speed things up. Build quality is excellent. Very convenient to have a
Touch screen
Quality of build
It is a little bit sluggish compared to what I'm used to and even she said it's not quite as quick as she would have hoped. I did have to disable the auto-dim as others have noted - Lenovo seriously h
There is a lot to love about the twist but there are a lot of little things that Lenovo should have corrected before releasing this ThinkPad Tablet PC
Screen
The screen has a mind of it's own and will rotate when it wants to. At times when going from tablet back to laptop, the only way to get the screen to rotate back is to restart. The light sensor on the
Software
Reviewed 1 April 2014 by Darrell P.
(Verified Purchase)

If you want to add an SSD to this make sure you get a lower profile one. The standard thinckness is too much. There are plenty of good ones to choose from...

Reviewed 5 March 2014 by Matthew B.
(Verified Purchase)

I love this system, its replaced both my old android tablet ( motorola xyboard ) and a compac laptop I had. Sometimes the screen takes a while to adjust after you turn it or flip it but it works... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 33472hs, lenovo s230, lenovo s230u
Barcodes 00887456726827, 06953040790124
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