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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the touchpad and sound. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

performance, usability, screen, size, design

sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and portability. The screen and usability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the image quality, while there are some less positive views about the touchpad and sound.

performance, usability, screen, portability, design

reliability, sound, touchpad

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 3347-2GU 12.5-Inch Tablet (i7-3517u, 24GB)Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 3347-2GU 12.5-Inch Tablet (i7-3517u, 24GB)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the performance. There are some negative opinions about the price.

performance

price

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 13-Inch Convertible 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (33476LU)Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 13-Inch Convertible 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (33476LU)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Convertible Ultrabook

 

Windows 8 with a twist. Lenovo's unique ThinkPad Twist adopts the

Great keyboard; Inexpensive IPS display; Impressive touch responsiveness; Good CPU performance; Above-average ports selection

Weak battery life; Disappointing GPU performance; High-gloss display with insufficient brightness; A little larger/heavier than competing Ultrabooks; Odd manufacturing quirks; Irritating touchpad; Slow to awaken from sleep

The impressive array of ports lining the edges of the notebook for an Ultrabook—including a full-sized Ethernet port!

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Charles McLellan (zdnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad S230u Twist review

 

An ultrabook that can convert to a tablet when the occasion demands, the ThinkPad Twist has a lot going for it. The build quality is very good, and there are enough business-friendly features to make it acceptable as a BYOD system. Battery life may be...

Classy ThinkPad design and construction ; Excellent keyboard ; Sturdy swivel-screen hinge

Moderate battery life ; Lacks full vPro support ; No stylus support

Conclusions If you think of it as primarily an ultrabook, but one that can conveniently turn into a tablet when the occasion demands, then the ThinkPad Twist has a lot to recommend it. The build quality is very good, and there are enough...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

 

Relatively affordable, excellent keyboard, IPS display

Battery life so-so with HDD option (SSD is better), a well-configured Twist borders on ThinkPad X230t pricing

The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist has relatively little competition in the convertible Windows 8 touchscreen camp. In fact, Lenovo's own IdeaPad Yoga 13 may be its biggest competitor. Even in a more populated field, we can see why the Twist has sold so well...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230U

 

This laptop twists into a tablet and offers specs that would put many Ultrabooks to shame.

Flexible specs with up to Core i7 and 8GB RAM, Excellent connectivity including optional 3G, Superb typing experience, Tried and proven swivel form factor, High quality IPS screen

Build quality not up to usual ThinkPad standard, Poor battery life, Bog-standard screen res, No optional digitizer stylus

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U

 

The Lenovo S230U is an ultraportable laptop that runs on the latest Windows 8 OS and has a powerful Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 1.7 GHz processors. The laptop has a unique twist design that allows you to convert the ultraportable laptop into a...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u review

 

Hybrid tablets try to bridge the gap between theconvenience of a tablet and the capability of a laptop, and they'vebeen becoming more popular since the arrival oftouchscreen-optimised Windows 8. The Lenovo ThinkPad Twistdoesn't reinvent the wheel, but...

Twist design feels robust, responsive keyboard, flexible formfactor

Design looks a bit cheap, screen resolution not great

The ThinkPad Twist ditches the usual ultrabook style infavour of robust practicality. The screen resolution may be so-sobut there are no complaints about its sensitivity and theresponsive keyboard feels great too. The twist option is a triedand tested...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: IT PRO (itpro.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review

 

Lenovo combines tablet and laptop for its first hybrid ThinkPad - does the Twist offer the best of both worlds for businesses?

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review

 

Although the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist has its flaws, it does what it's designed to do very well. That is, its a fantastic business-oriented tablet-Ultrabook hybrid, and it's a great choice for a business user.The Twist's performance is a little on the low...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Kenneth R. (newegg.com)

Great laptop with some faults

 

Ok, so I had a lot to gripe about. Lenovo created a really nice package with the Twist and I would not hesitate to purchase the Twist again. I am keeping my fingers crossed but after 3 bios updates and numerous system updates, the little annoyances...

Got this laptop on a great door buster deal through manufacturer. Very responsive Core i3 along with SSD cache for hard drive to speed things up. Build quality is excellent. Very convenient to have a laptop and tablet all in one neat package. Screen is...

There is a lot to love about the twist but there are a lot of little things that Lenovo should have corrected before releasing this ThinkPad Tablet PC. Screen The screen has a mind of it's own and will rotate when it wants to. At times when going from...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Andy L. (newegg.com)

Nice machine - good choice!

 

For the price this is an excellent buy. My wife wanted a convertible PC/Tablet and after a couple of months of painstaking research this one rose to the surface...and we're glad we locked in on it.

Purchased this for my wife and she absolutely loves it. I have also used the machine several times and am impressed with the overall quality of it. Trained by Lenovo some years ago I have been a fan of their products ever since and so far this machine...

It is a little bit sluggish compared to what I'm used to and even she said it's not quite as quick as she would have hoped. I did have to disable the auto-dim as others have noted - Lenovo seriously has to fix that!

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No

Configuration

Convertible:No / Yes
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:2-Point Touch / 5-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Convertible:No / Yes
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Number:I3-2375M / i3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor package size:31

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: No