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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad Twist. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the usability and reliability are on the whole positive. The price and durability are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the design and image quality. There are some mixed comments about the size.

performance, durability, price, reliability, usability

screen, battery, image quality, design

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

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Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review: A classic convertible with a few new tricks

 

Long before the iPad, Galaxy Note, or Nook HD, a tablet was usually a Windows device that spent most of its time set up as a traditional clamshell laptop, but could also twist or swivel its display around to form a touch screen slate. Lenovo and HP...

The ThinkPad Twist has great Lenovo construction, a responsive touch screen, and a center hinge for flipping into tablet mode, all for a very reasonable price.

The screen accelerometer can have a mind of its own, flipping into portrait view randomly. Battery life is merely OK, and the screen resolution is low for a modern laptop/tablet convertible.

Slightly less conservative-feeling than the average ThinkPad, the well-made ThinkPad Twist offers one of the better tablet modes from the first wave of Windows 8 convertibles.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

 

With multitasking abilities and a swiveling screen to switch from laptop to tablet mode, the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is an ideal computer for business use.

The Twist has one of the fastest processors available and a large amount of RAM, so you can multitask, download and stream quickly. It also features an Ethernet port for use when Wi-Fi is unavailable

The resolution is only 1366 x 768, and the battery life is only about six hours, which is less than most other tablet PCs

A quick processor and a lot of storage make this computer fast, but the resolution and battery leave something to be desired.

TECHRADAR 2013 - RECOMMENDED!

Expert review by: James Stables (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review

 

A business focused laptop with a tablet twist

Excellent build quality ; Usability ; Good performance ; Good battery life

Integrated graphics

Jan, 2013
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Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review

 

Poor battery life, mediocre performance and display problems make this an average business convertible

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: TechSmart (techsmart.co.za)

Quick review - Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

 

As an ultrabook the Twist will provide the business-ready performance expected from it, with the added benefit of its twistable screen. Just remember that at 1.58 kg, this unit is bulkier and heavier than regular tablets. With Windows 8 Pro installed...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Staff Writer (bit.com.au)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist reviewed: a ThinkPad with a difference

 

Convertible tablets are nothing new in the business sector, but convertible Ultrabooks certainly are: the ThinkPad Twist is the first we've come across.

Apart from the excellent display, then, it provides little in the way of excitement. The pricier model, which adds 3G and a speedier SSD, makes the Twist more viable for businesses, but it’s still no award-winner.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: dabomb10177 (cnet.com)

"couldn't be worse if they tried"

 

I'm not sure where to even start. I can start off by saying I believe I have a lemon, but what difference does it make? I have supposedly owned this laptop for just over a year now, and have probably had it less than a total of three months. Probably...

not much...

mainly everything, where do I start.

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: trterry (cnet.com)

"Required "Tablet Digitizer Pen" not available."

 

Very poor in tablet mode -- required Tablet Digitizer Pen not provided with machine or evidently even available. Lenovo's response to problem very poor. Evidently no one has read their own owner's manual.

Weight & balance good

Owner's manual requires using "Tablet Digitizer Pen" on the screen; however, no such pen provided and Lenovo can not seen to sell me one.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Vedanta1998 (cnet.com)

"Great Laptop"

 

Amazing laptop. I'm a student and mostly use it for school work, but I also use it for gaming, as well as running virtual machines. Sometimes the screen seems to not optimize it's full space potential, but not often. Definitely would buy again.

Solid swivel

Some screen space could've been added on the bottom

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: FLmediamaker (cnet.com)

"Almost everything you'd want in a hybrid."

 

Got mine from Staples for $799 and I consider this good value at that price. The build quality is excellent - rubberized black matte finish over aluminum means tough and light but no scratches and not cold. Excellent keyboard, solid hinge for swivel...

Quick, quiet, versatile configuration, solid build, nice display

tinny speakers

Dec, 2012
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