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Lenovo Twist 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 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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26 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Twist is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Twist range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo Twist has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Twist. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Twist have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 560MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews.

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 portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age 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 similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Twist range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Twist range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Twist.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo Twist has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Twist ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 most laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist is 370GB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very High Speaker Power

The speaker power of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Twist range from 0.5W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Twist, the speaker power of the Lenovo Twist of 4 Watts is one of the highest.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo Twist has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average hard drive speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 5,700 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo Twist has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.1 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Twist is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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

The Lenovo Twist has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (24 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Twist. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist range from 8GB to 24GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 11GB.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Lenovo Twist is a eight battery cell count portable PC.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo Twist has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Twist have L3 caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.2MB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Twist has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

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

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Twist have a front camera, however the Lenovo Twist does not have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Twist has a better storage medium than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops that came out around the same time as 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 across all portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Twist.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

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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 of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Twist range from 530MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Twist has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Twist has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo Twist has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Twist has a relatively average weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the Lenovo Twist has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Twist.

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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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum 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
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo s230, lenovo s230u, lenovo gen500, lenovo 8gbwin7, lenovo gen500g, lenovo gen500gb
Barcodes 00071030431119, 00887770203943, 08877702039438
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