Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u Convertible Ultrabook Review

ThinkPad Series is a toughness renowned name since the time of great-computer, IBM. Moreover, when Lenovo acquired it, ThinkPad continued to the present. Indeed, ThinkPad designs from various series it all looks the same. Nevertheless, the latest ThinkPad Twist S230u series may look a little different and brought a new concept of portable computers, but still inherits the classic design.

Key Specifications

  • OS: Windows® 8
  • Display: 12.5-inch HD IPS (in-plane switching) display with Touch Sensor, 350 nit (1366 x 768)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5–3317U (3 MB cache)
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Storage: 500GB 5400rpm HDD
  • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
  • Webcam: 720p HD

Lenovo Twist S230u powered by the Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7 GHz that usually seen in larger-sized laptops. RAM memory, though not upgradeable, was enough for ultra portable computers types. Unique design with hybrid concept between a tablet PC and an ultrabook. The touch screen can be rotated is one of the factors that differentiate this laptop from another similar laptop in the market. You just rotate the screen backwards until turned the keyboard and close it, the laptop can be used like a tablet PC. Twist transforms into a laptop when you need to type, a tablet when you are on the go, and a stand when you want to share presentations. When you are ready to browse, bend it backward into a tent for a close-up view. lenovo2520thinkpad2520twist2520s230u252012-5-inch2520convertible2520laptop-8678816

  • Multitouch display with HD IPS (in-plane switching) display for nearly 180-degree viewing angles.
  • Core i5 3317U processor
  • Portability; sturdy, ultra lightweight and slim design
  • Active Protection System that prevents damage to the hard drive
  • 1 year limited warranty


Lenovo ThinkPad Twist equipped with 500 GB Hard Disk, Intel HD 4000 graphics card. Its thickness reaches 0.8 inches with a weight of 3.48 lbs. Target market this laptop is intended for businessmen both home and travel frequently for business meetings. However, in terms of portability and the price is relatively affordable, this laptop is also suitable for the students. Laptop price range is around $749.99 – $899.99. So, if you are confused to choose between a tablet and a laptop, consider this Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u convertible ultrabook with Windows 8 OS, it might be fulfill your wishes.

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