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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 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. People are impressed by the design and size. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the sound and touchpad. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

performance, usability, screen, size, design

touchpad, sound

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U from 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 Comments about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the image quality. The touchpad and sound get critical comments.

performance, usability, screen, portability, design

reliability, sound, touchpad

88% of the reviews on 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 33476LU 13-Inch Convertible LaptopLenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 33472TU 12.5' LED Convertible Ultrabook/Tablet - Wi-Fi - Intel - Core i5 i5-3317U 1.7GHz

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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: Dave Oliver (

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 (

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 (

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: Paul (

Fast, but without WLAN


There is no WLAN at the model I bought.


Poorly Designed Keyboard

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: dtfr (

Thrilled to get it


Bought this for my wife. She is thrilled with it. Still getting used to Win 8, but likes it fine. Had an ipad and wanted a convertible. Seems sturdy.

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet

A Little Costly","Touchpad Really Sensitive

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Patrick (

Works great after some help


If i wasn't a patient person and didn't work with computers all day I honestly would have sent this thing back on day one. Out of the box it was nearly unusable and would often become non-responsive for 30 seconds at a time for no apparent reason. Any...

Thin ; Lightweight ; Clear & bright screen ; Great keyboard ; Good performance ; Caching SSD ; Large storage ; Built in gigabit LAN ; Newegg had a great deal on this

Doesn't work great out of the box ; Lots of updates before it works properly ; Bloatware ; Poor sound ; Screen rotation is random at times ; Battery life not great

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:2-Point Touch / 5-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


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


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I3-2375M / i3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U