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

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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IT FOLDS. IT SPINS. Twist transforms into a laptop when you need to type, a tablet when you're on the go, and a stand when you want to share presentations. When you're ready to browse, bend it... More
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19 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Twist. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

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

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist is 270MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Twist has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Twist supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Twist.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Twist range from 16GB to 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 5,700 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo Twist has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Twist.

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Very High Speaker Power

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Twist the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W. With an speaker power of 4 Watts, the Lenovo Twist has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The Lenovo Twist has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (24 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Notebook PCs of this type and age have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of between 8GB and 24GB.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the Twist have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo Twist which has eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Twist has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Twist which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo Twist is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Twist have a front camera, however the Lenovo Twist does not have a front camera.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Twist has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it have an SSD storage medium. 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 laptop's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The best storage medium amongst similar types of laptop 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 frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Twist has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average memory clock speed of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1,500MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 530MHz to 1,800MHz.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist has a better processor family than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Twist has a relatively typical battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 6h battery life laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (6.5h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Twist has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Twist has a relatively standard screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Twist.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 (13.3"), or the HP Pavilion x360 (13.3").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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