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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 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. People are impressed by the usability and price. The reliability and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the image quality and battery. Opinions about the size and screen are mixed.

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

 

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_old)

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

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (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?

Lenovo has joined the Windows 8 party with the Twist, a ThinkPad that uses the traditional hinged method to switch between its laptop and tablet modes, and it's a good piece of design - but, while the usual ThinkPad visuals are in place, build quality...

Jan, 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
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DHT / Dolby Advanced Audio v4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theatre v.4 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:42.4
Battery capacity (Watt hours):42.4
Battery life (max):6 / 7
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Front camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Convertible (Swivel)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:12.5
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8

Networking

3G:N / No
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:DHT / Dolby Advanced Audio v4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theatre v.4 / HD
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-2375M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I5-3427U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U / I7-3667U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor front side bus:1333 / 1600
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-2375M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I5-3427U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U / I7-3667U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64898 / 64903 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055 / 72057 / 74259
Processor code:SR0N5 / SR0N6 / SR0N7 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U4 / SR0XF / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Fruit Ninja\nRara\nAmazon Kindle\nAccuWeather\nSugarSync
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:320 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 24
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 320 / 344 / 500 / 524

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.29
Height:0.787
Weight:3.48 / 3.53
Width:12.3