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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The reliability and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the image quality and battery. There are mixed comments on the size and design.

performance, durability, reliability, price, usability

battery, image quality

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 85/100 = 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: (engadget.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review: an old form factor gets new life with Windows 8

 

Lenovo updates a tried-and-true form factor with Windows 8, a bright IPS display and an excellent keyboard. However, longer battery life would have made this a better choice for road warriors.

Excellent keyboardGood port selectionWide viewing anglesUseful tools for businesses

Short battery lifePerformance trails without an SSDSome trackpad issues

Lately, we feel like all of our reviews of Windows 8 convertibles end the same way. The ThinkPad Twist has plenty going for it: a bright IPS display, a good port selection, an affordable price and an unrivaled typing experience. Like ThinkPads past, it...

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

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sitting in the business class of computers, the Twist offers a powerful Windows 8 laptop, with a twisting screen that allows it to become a tablet - albeit

Oct, 2012

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
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Display

HD type: No

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 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

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 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:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

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): 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): Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 72054 / 72055
Processor package size:31

Security

Face recognition: Yes

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:320 / 500