Hands-on with Lenovo's throwback ThinkPad Twist laptop Video
Hands-on with Lenovo's throwback ThinkPad Twist laptop Video Transcript
Rick Brown for CNET. We're here at Lenovo's New York launch event for the Windows 8 laptops. Here we've got the ThinkPad Edge Twist. This is a kind of an old school convertible laptop, it is a touchscreen running Windows 8. You'd see the screen twist around here. Lies down flat in tablet mode. There's a few of the most Lenovo has going on with this thing. It has this what's called Lenovo's stand mode, that's kind of familiar. You can also set up like this in tent mode, have the standard touch pad here as well as the pointing stick. Got audio, USB 3, Ethernet, SD card, mini HD mic display port, as well as another USB 3, and that's power. So this model here is running a core i7 chip and this is full blown Windows 8 on the system. So, hopefully we'll get one in the review soon and it's gonna launch on October 26th along Windows 8. I'm Rick Brown, this is the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Twist.
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Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Review
The good: The ThinkPad Twist has great Lenovo construction, a responsive touch screen, and a center hinge for flipping into tablet mode, all for a very reasonable price.
The bad: The screen accelerometer can have a mind of its own, flipping into portrait view randomly. Battery life is merely OK, and the screen resolution is low for a modern laptop/tablet convertible.
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.
Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Specs
Part number: 33474HU
- Product Specifications