Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5 – Convertible Ultrabook

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5 - Convertible UltrabookLenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5″ Convertible Ultrabook – Intel Core i5-3317U – 4GB RAM – 500GB HDD – 24GB SSD – Intel HD 4000 Graphics – Windows 8 Professional (64-Bit) – Model: 33472HU

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Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5 - Convertible Ultrabook

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5 – Convertible Ultrabook

Product Highlights

  • 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U Dual-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 7200rpm HDD + 24GB SSD
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 12.5″ HD LED-Backlit IPS Touch Screen
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet
  • 4-in-1 Convertible Design
  • Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)

Lenovo® ThinkPad® Twist 230u Ultrabook


Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5 - Convertible UltrabookKEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Intel® Core™ i5–3317U processor
  • Windows® 8
  • 12.5″ HD IPS display with Touch Sensor, 350 nit (1366 x 768)
  • 720p HD Webcam
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB Hard Drive + 24GB SDD
  • Just 0.8″ thin and only 3.48 lbs
  • Full-size, spill-resistant keyboard
  • TrackPoint and touchpad


  • Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5 - Convertible UltrabookSlim Ultrabook™ design with a multitouch display for precise control
  • Active Protection System™ to protect your hard drive from damage if the system falls
  • Magnesium alloy construction and Corning® Gorilla® Glass, to prevent breakage and scratches
  • Intel® Trusted Platform Module (TPM), to keep your data secure
  • Lenovo Solutions for Small Business, for added security and after-hours maintenance
  • InstantResume to wake your PC from sleep mode in two seconds
  • 720p HD webcam and dual-array microphones with noise cancellation for crystal clear video conferences
  • Two USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports, mini-HDMI, mini-DP, and a 4-in-1 card reader
  • Industry-leading ThinkPad Keyboard for comfort and precision
  • Lenovo Cloud Storage for access to your files from all your devices

Multitouch Display

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5 - Convertible UltrabookThe latest in touch technology delivers effortless usability, featuring an extra bright 350 nit, HD IPS (in-plane switching) display for nearly 180-degree viewing angles.

Battery Life

5 hours (with Battery Safeguard Hardware Authentication).

Magnesium Alloy Construction With Corning® Gorilla® Glass

Slim Ultrabook design, built for durability yet only 20 mm (.78”) thin.

Active Protection System (APS)

An accelerometer detects movement and stops the drive when a fall or similar event is detected. Rubber mounts are used for the hard disk drive (rather than rails) and the HDD connector is not rigidly attached to the board, so the connector absorbs shock and impact and protects against system damage.

Superior Web Conferencing

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 12.5 - Convertible UltrabookLow-light sensitive 720p HD webcam with wide-angleviewing and face-tracking, dual array microphones with configurations for crystal-clear private and conference mode VoIP meetings, and keyboard noise suppression technology.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Enables up to 10 times faster file transfer, allowing for lightning-fast copying of large media files, as well as seamless connections between audio- and video-related peripherals.

Lenovo Solutions for Small Business

Built on the Intel® Small Business Advantage platform and includes unique security and productivity features to keep your small-to-mid-sized business up and running: after-hours maintenance, software monitoring, USB blocker, energy savings, and the ability to backup and restore applications.

Dolby® Home Theater® v4

Increased audio clarity and maximized volume output without distortion — enjoy a crisp, clear immersive surround sound experience over built-in stereo speakers. Plus mini DisplayPort and mini HDMI enable quick and easy hook up to external monitor, TV, or projector.

Lenovo and Windows® 8

Interact: touch, type, or click. Connect: anywhere, anytime. Discover: new uses & a world of apps.

The App Optimizer

With four modes, you get four ways to use Windows® 8 apps.

Open For Business

Get started on your presentation slides with PowerPoint. Ensure all downloads, files, emails, and other applications are checked for potential threats with Norton Utilities.

Gather Around

Experience the ultimate music network as you discover, play, and share millions of songs with Rara.

Creativity At Your Fingertips

Slice & dice with an assortment of interactive games like Fruit Ninja. Transform your ideas into reality faster through shapes, sketches, and annotations with Evernote Skitch.

Control In Your Hands

Easily launch a wide array of apps with the Windows® 8 Start screen.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist 12.5″ Convertible Ultrabook Computer is yet another hybrid that traverses multiple functions. It’s a tablet, an Ultrabook and a presentation device. It’s also Windows 8 compatible, which means that the touch functions of this hybrid will be enhanced by a powerful operating system designed for touch computing.

It features a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U dual-core processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive with a 24GB mSATA cache for speedier access to often used programs. That’s good enough for any Ultrabook, but for a tablet, it’s above and beyond gaming and app needs.

It also features a 12.5″ LED backlit IPS touch screen. The IPS touch screen offers better viewing angles and higher contrast for viewing the screen in alternative light situations (bright outdoor light to dim indoor light). The screen features a native 1366 x 768 high definition resolution and runs on the Intel HD Graphics 4000 chipset for higher-end graphic processing. The smudgeless anti-reflective capacitive screen is manufactured with Corning Gorilla Glass for a tougher, cleaner surface and supports 5-point multi-touch

To enhance the multimedia aspects of this Ultrabook hybrid, this unit also includes 8W integrated stereo speakers (2x 2W) using Dolby Home Theater v4 and Realtek ALC3202 codecs. It also includes dual array microphones and a combo audio/microphone jack.

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For connectivity, this hybrid has 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0. It also has a variety of i/o ports, including two USB 3.0 ports, two external monitor ports (mini-HDMI and mini-DisplayPort), and a Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 terminal.

Added tablet-like extras include a 4-in-1 card reader that supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, and MMC cards, and a HD 720p resolution fixed-focus wide-angle webcam with low light sensitivity and face tracking. It also has a 6-row 83-key spill-resistant keyboard with multimedia Function keys and an UltraNav buttonless touchpad below the keyboard.

The swivel hinge transforms this hybrid from a tablet into an Ultrabook. When using the unit as a multimedia display for presentations, you simply swivel the screen to face your audience. Later, if you want to watch a movie or interact with loved ones online, you swing the screen to face you with the keyboard now acting as a hinged stand (tent mode).

This convertible four-in-one hybrid Ultrabook/tablet/multimedia presenter has enough power to also serve as your primary laptop, but gives you a variety of usage options. How you choose to utilize it is up to you.

Powerful Performance
The ThinkPad Twist is equipped with 3rd generation Intel Core processors for enhanced productivity and fast performance. Compared with traditional tablets this convertible ultrabook offers far larger storage capacity and increased memory. Voice-optimized, digital dual-array microphones with keystroke noise suppression technology provide a clear, premium audio on internet calls. Conference call mode, ambient noise cancellation and echo cancellation are also available as part of the included enhanced experience package. The extra-bright high definition Multi-touch screen with a wide viewing angle takes entertainment to new levels with the accompanying Dolby Home Theater v4 for excellent sound and vision on the move.
Ultimate in Maintenance
Worries about system maintenance and reliability are taken care of by Lenovo Solution for Small Business (LSSB) and Lenovo Solution Center (LSC). LSSB addresses key aspects of IT maintenance such as software monitoring, after-hours maintenance, energy saving and security enhancements. LSSB allows the small business to easily set up advanced maintenance tasks similar to those used by larger enterprises. LSC is a purpose-built Lenovo utility to monitor the health of your system and perform preventative maintenance. Through LSC, you can optimize the system easily to ensure high performance for the life of the ultrabook.
Processor 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 3317U
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus 1600MHz Front Side Bus
Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAMInstalled: 4GB
Graphics Card Type: IntegratedInstalled: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Type Wide Touchscreen
Size 12.5″
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Antiglare
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Color Gamut Not Specified By Manufacturer
Brightness 350cd/m2
Viewing Angle Not Specified By Manufacturer
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Supported Resolutions Not Specified By Manufacturer
External Resolution Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dual Display None
Video Mirroring Not Specified By Manufacturer
Hard Drive Installed: 524GB (1x 500GB 7200rpm; 1x 24GB SSD)
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x USB 3.0 (A)
Display 1x Mini DisplayPort1x Mini-HDMI
Audio 1x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack1x Integrated Stereo Speakers
Expansion Slots Not Specified By Manufacturer
Flash Media Slot 1x SD1x SDHC1x SDXC1x MMC
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband None
GPS None
NFC None
Webcam Yes
Operating System Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)
Security HDD User Password Protection, Power-On Password, Accepts 3rd Party Security Lock Devices, Infineon TPM Software Professional Package, Kensington Lock Slot
Keyboard Keys: 83Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TrackPoint with Multi-Touch Control
Battery 8-Cell Built-In Lithium-Polymer  Providing up to 7 Hours per Charge (42Wh)
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.3 x 9.3 x 0.8″ / 31.2 x 23.6 x 2.0 cm
Weight 3.48 lb / 1.58 kg