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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230U Intel ® 1700 MHz 524 GB 4096 MB Hybrid Hard Drive HD Graphics 4000

by Lenovo
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  • Intel Core i5 (3317U) 1.7GHz Dual Core Processor with 3MB L3 Cache
  • 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 memory
  • 500GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive
  • 12.5 inch Multitouch 350 NIT IPS LED Display with Gorilla glass
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (64-bit)
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.6 Kg
Product Dimensions23.6 x 31.3 x 2 cm
Item model numberN3C27UK
SeriesThinkpad Twist S230U
Form FactorTablet
Screen Size12.5 inches
Processor BrandIntel ®
Processor Speed1700 MHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4096 MB
Hard Drive Size524 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionHD Graphics 4000
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 112,471 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.7 Kg
Date First Available1 Nov 2012

Product Description

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u Core i53317U 17GHz Windows 8 Pro 125 Multitouch 350 NIT IPS LED Display with Gorilla Glass Intel HD Graphics 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD 24GB mSATA No Optical Drive 80211 bgn Bluetooth Webcam 4in1 Media Card Reade N3C27UK Laptops No

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lenovo N3C27UK Thinkpad Twist S230u 21 April 2013
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I bought this computer as I liked the idea of a laptop that converted into a tablet but still had a decent amount of memory and storage. I have been using the laptop for about a month. Performance of the laptop is ok but not stunning. The touch screen display is responsive and works well. Windows 8 is definitely more useable with a touch screen display. Tablet mode works quite well but some web sites in Internet Explorer did not seem to work properly without a physical keyboard. The on-screen keyboard works well but can take up a lot of space on the display. The Wi-Fi connection will also occasionally drop. Updating the Intel Wi-Fi drivers helped with this but did not totally clear the problem as the internet connection still drops, but less frequently, and a reboot is required to restore connection. Overall the laptop is ok and the Wi-Fi problem is only intermittent but I cannot give 5 stars. Tablet mode is also not as useful as I thought it might be.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wish I could take it back. 27 Mar 2014
I've had this laptop for all of 2 terms now (about 7 months) and it's driving me crazy.

Firstly the battery life - 3 or 4 hours at most - isn't enough to get me through a whole day of uni. Carry the charger on you or buy an external battery. I called up Lenovo asking for a fix and they said oh no it's fine.

Secondly, it frequently freezes up for a few seconds, returning a "Firefox/MS Word/whichever programme you're using is not responding" message. This is not due to overload, this happens even when I have a single Word document open and the only fix is to wait for it to start processing again. I have wasted so much time waiting for this laptop to start working again.

Finally and most frustratingly, the auto rotate function does not work properly AT ALL. It rotates when it isn't meant to, doesn't when it is, and resists manual efforts to put it back to normal. As I write this on my phone, I am staring at an upside down screen which has interrupted my morning of email answering - I have been using it as a straight laptop and not rotated the screen at all. It just fancied going upside down for no reason. This happens intolerably often, and I have wasted large chunks of lectures trying to get it back into an orientation suitable for note-taking. As a result, I rarely use it in any mode other than as a straight laptop, and when I do I take care to not change the screen's orientation - putting it into tent mode to watch a film and then putting it back to a laptop to browse the net requires two different screen rotations, and navigating those can take a whole half an hour.

Its redeeming features are not all that redeeming: good speakers and keyboard, responsive touchscreen that actually works well with Windows 8 (though very few touchscreen-optimised apps in the Windows store), quick boot time. Overall, frustrating to use, wastes my time, and if I hadn't got it bundled in with my student finance, I'd be taking it back to the shop.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Twist is very poor 6 Sep 2013
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The idea is brilliant and the design quite good, unfortunately the combination of Windows 8 and this hardware really does not work. It becomes useless, the screen does not rotate when it should and regularly freezes and needs to be reset. Lenovo have failed to match hardware with e the poor software. 2nd negative lenovo review on here never again, with windows 8 nor lenovo........moving to a macbook ...well done microsoft best advert ever for Apple!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this!!! 13 Feb 2013
By Yjulian
The performance is really bad, the screen doesn't rotate when it's supposed to, the apps for windows 8 don't work properly, the touchscreen is not friendly and the battery runs out really fast.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars With this tablet Windows 8 makes sense. 2 Jun 2013
By DayOut
The range of ultrabook/tablets available has increased since I bought my Thinkpad but I have few regrets and my machine is in regular use. What is clear is that with Windows 8 there are two distinct roles; that of a traditional pc and that of a tablet and a ThinkPad satisfies both.

I enjoy being able to read the New York Times and the Economist in tablet mode and administer my website in the pc mode.
Windows 8 has a bit of a learning curve but the outrage about it seems to me unjustified. With a device such as the ThinkPad Twist it makes sense.
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