Lenovo puts a new "twist" on laptop hybrids with the mocha black ThinkPad Twist 12.5" i7-3517U Multi-Touch Ultrabook. The display on these laptops can twist into three configurations - a tablet, a notebook and presentation device.
This hybrid computer is powered by a 1.9GHz Intel Core i7-3517U Processor. It also contains 8GB of PC3-10600 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM and a 500 GB Hard Drive and 24 GB SSD.
The 12.5" HD IPS LED backlit capacitive touchscreen is not only encased in high-tensile Corning Gorilla Glass, it also features a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and supports five-point multitouch. Optimized for Windows 8 touch support, the screen also supports an HD webcam.
Integrated speakers use Dolby Home Theater v4 codecs, and this Ultrabook also includes mini DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity, USB 3.0 and a 4-in-1 card reader with SD, SDHC, SDXC and MMC support.
The unit runs the Windows 8 operating system, which offers additional benefits like the live-tile start screen and customizable themes.
- Processor Performance
- The ThinkPad Twist is equipped with third 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.
- Sound Performance
- 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 included.
- Multimedia Performance
- The extra-bright high definition multitouch screen with a wide viewing angle takes entertainment to new levels with the accompanying Dolby Home Theater v4 for excellent sound and vision when on the go.
- Preloaded Applications
Only some are listed:
• Lenovo Support
• Lenovo Companion
• Lenovo Cloud Storage
• Password Manager
• ThinkVantage System Update
• Norton Internet Security (30 days of virus definitions)
• Microsoft Office 2013 preloaded; purchase product key to activate
- Enhanced VOIP Communication
The ThinkPad Twist comes loaded with VoIP enhancements including:
• New conference call microphone mode
• Private Internet call mode with noise cancelling dual-array microphones
• Keystroke noise-suppression technology
• Easy-to-access microphone, speaker and camera mute buttons
- User Experience
The Twist ultrabook enhances usability with:
• Dual-array microphones and enhanced VoIP software for crystal clear communication
• Full-size keyboard with TrackPoint and touchpad for easy navigation
• Lenovo Solutions for Small Business and Lenovo Solution Center to optimize performance
• Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync for automatic sync with devices and data backup
• Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for enterprise level security
- Style and Adaptability
The executive-class Ultrabook is:
• Designed to be used as a notebook, tablet or presenter
• Just 20 millimeters thin and as light as 3.5 pounds
• Available in an executive-style mocha black