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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The keyboard and performance also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the resolution. There are some negative views about the touchpad and sound.

screen, performance, keyboard, usability, design

battery, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the keyboard and portability. The screen and performance also get good views. There are some mixed views about the price, while there are some less positive opinions about the sound and reliability.

usability, performance, screen, portability, keyboard

reliability, sound

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

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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?

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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...

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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

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Fast, but without WLAN

 

There is no WLAN at the model I bought.

Fast","Lightweight

Poorly Designed Keyboard

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ThinkPad S230u (33476LU)

 

I wouldn't do it again. I went with this ThinkPad over several Dell models thinking it would be made better and Lenovo support would be better. I was wrong on both. From the very first day it had a problem waking up from standby mode, it would just...

Price, size, touch screen, keyboard

Battery life, Lenovo support, touch pad, reliability

Product Specifications

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
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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

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
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