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Lenovo Twist S230u
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Lenovo Twist S230u 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Jul 2013
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The latest in touch technology delivers effortless usability, featuring an extra bright 350 nit, HD IPS (in-plane switching) display for nearly 180-degree viewing angles. Up to 6 hours. Slim... More
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16 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Twist S230u. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Twist S230u range from 2GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good 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.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1,000MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the Twist S230u has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 270MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Twist S230u has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Twist S230u has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Twist S230u also have a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable 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 across all 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist S230u.

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Twist S230u has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Twist S230u have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The hard drive speeds of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Twist S230u range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,700 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 portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Eight Battery Cells

The Twist S230u is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Twist S230u, the Twist S230u has a touch sensitive screen.

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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 came out more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the Twist S230u have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Twist S230u which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Twist 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 laptop's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist S230u.

The best storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is SSD.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Twist S230u has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Twist S230u. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Twist S230u the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m².

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist S230u

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Twist S230u has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Twist S230u has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Twist S230u.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Twist S230u has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Twist S230u.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Twist S230u has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Twist S230u.

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Average Screen Size

The Twist S230u has a pretty average screen size (12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 (13.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 13 (13.3").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
LAN/VGA Combo 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
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
Built-In Optical Drive

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo s230, lenovo s230u
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