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Lenovo Twist S230u
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Lenovo Twist S230u 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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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 backward into a tent... More
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. The Twist S230u has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

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

Most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Twist S230u have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Twist S230u 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

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Twist S230u the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Twist S230u has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Twist S230u has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Twist S230u do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Twist S230u, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Twist S230u supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and spec.

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

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Twist S230u has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Twist S230u. The total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 16GB to 1.1TB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Twist S230u has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Twist S230u. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Twist S230u range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells, including the Twist S230u which has eight battery cells.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Twist S230u is 0.5W and the highest is 4W. The Twist S230u has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Twist S230u has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Twist S230u.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Twist S230u is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 3 megabytes, the Twist S230u has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Twist S230u. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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5 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 were released more than two years ago.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Twist S230u is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Twist S230u has an HDD storage medium which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago 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 across all comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Twist S230u.

Across similar types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

If the storage medium of this 2 in 1 laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (SSD).

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Quite Short Battery Life

At only 6 hours, the Twist S230u has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The battery lifes of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Twist S230u range from 3.7h to 19h.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (6.5h).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist S230u

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Twist S230u over two years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Twist S230u has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Internal Memory

The Twist S230u has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Twist S230u.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Toshiba W30Dt which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Yoga (1.83GHz), or the ThinkPad 11e (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Twist S230u has a relatively typical weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Twist S230u.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the Twist S230u has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 (13.3").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
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
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® 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
Execute Disable Bit
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
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo s230, lenovo s230u
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