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Lenovo Twist S230u 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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16 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Twist S230u has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Twist S230u range from 2 to 3. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist S230u that we have assessed, the Twist S230u's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Twist S230u is 270MHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist S230u, the Twist S230u's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Twist S230u has a very fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Twist S230u has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Twist S230u.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Twist S230u supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Twist S230u.

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Twist S230u the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB. At 500 gigabytes, the Twist S230u has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Twist S230u.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the Twist S230u has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Twist S230u.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Twist S230u is a eight battery cell count laptop.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to 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 frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Twist S230u which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Twist S230u does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Twist S230u has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This Lenovo portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium amongst all laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

The best storage medium across similar types of portable PC is SSD.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The Twist S230u has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 6 hours) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Twist S230u the battery lifes range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 530MHz to 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Twist S230u has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Twist S230u

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Twist S230u has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Twist S230u has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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 comparable age and type to the Twist S230u.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.5 inches, the Twist S230u has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Twist S230u.

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo s230, lenovo s230u
Barcodes 00887770832655, 06953040790124
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