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Lenovo Twist 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Feb 2013
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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

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that came out more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. The Lenovo Twist has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 4,358 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other brands.

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

The Lenovo Twist is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Twist is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Twist has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Twist do not have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Twist supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Twist is 370GB. At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this age and type is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo Twist has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very High Speaker Power

At 4 Watts, the Lenovo Twist has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Twist. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have speaker power of between 0.5W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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 type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 of this age and spec.

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

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Twist have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of between 8GB and 24GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 11GB. At 24 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Lenovo Twist is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago have between two and eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Twist has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Twist is a two USB 3.0 port laptop.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops that were launched around the same time as the Twist have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Twist which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age 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 an HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most portable PCs that are a similar age 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.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC.

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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 typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Twist. The slowest memory clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 530MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Twist.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo Twist has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga (6.5h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad 11e (1.83GHz), or the Yoga (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Twist has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to 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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Twist.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at 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 Form Factor
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
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
Contrast Ratio (typical)
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
Auto Focus
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G LTE
WWAN
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
Headphone Outputs
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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
Face Recognition
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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Product Identifiers

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