Lenovo ThinkPad Twist comparison

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Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

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Price $648 at 1 store $1,142 at 1 store $1,247 to $1,399 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date October 05, 2012 September 03, 2013 June 19, 2013 October 02, 2012 September 03, 2013
The Bottom Line 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. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience. Lenovo tries something new with the semi-hybrid IdeaPad Flex 14. The fold-back hinge is of dubious practical use, as it doesn't fold all the way down into a tablet, but if you pick the right configuration, this is still a good, inexpensive Core i5 laptop, even without the gimmicks.

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Product Description - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8
Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 3347 - 12.5 in i5-3317U - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 i5-3317U - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 14 in - 4th gen Core i5 4200U - Microsoft Windows 8 - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
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Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel AppUp Center
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync
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CyberLink Youcam
Skype
Amazon Kindle
Lenovo OneKey Recovery
Nitro Pro (90-days trial)
Rara Streaming
Birzzle
Lenovo Motion Control
Lenovo Transition
McAfee Internet Security Suite (30 days trial)
EverNote
Lenovo Support
AccuWeather
Lenovo Companion
Lenovo Energy Management
Absolute Reminder
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Battery 8-cell - up to 6 hour(s)
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 8 hour(s)
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System Type Ultrabook
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Display 12.5 in LED backlight Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
13 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1600 x 900 / HD+
14 in 10-point multitouch 1366 x 768
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable Intel HD 4400
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD 4400
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
- English / MUI
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Storage 500 GB HDD / 7200 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
128 GB SSD
Info unavailable 128 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.3 in x 9.3 in x 0.8 in
15.5 mm
13.6 mm
17 mm
13.1 in x 8.9 in
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Weight 3.5 lbs
3.1 lbs
3.06 lbs
3.4 lbs
4.4 lbs
Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
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Optical Drive None
Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5 4200U / 1.6 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
Info unavailable 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
8 GB
Mechanical Design Convertible design
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