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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the touchpad and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

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...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : IT PRO (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?

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

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...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

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!

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Charles McLellan (zdnet.com)

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...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U

 

The Lenovo S230U is an ultraportable laptop that runs on the latest Windows 8 OS and has a powerful Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 1.7 GHz processors. The laptop has a unique twist design that allows you to convert the ultraportable laptop into a...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

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...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230U-N3C7WUK

 

Very quiet. Solid State Drive. Touch screen works well. Very light and sleek.

I would have liked a higher screen resolution and the option of a docking station, but with the addition of the USB 3.0 Port Replicator I can easily attach a couple of high resolution screens to it. That way you can actually drive 2 screens in addition...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230U N3C4NUK

 

Excellent laptop suitable for everyday use as well as client presentations using the screen twist function. Laptop is very well built and robust for business use.

Windows 8 takes some time to adjust to.

Apr, 2013

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