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ThinkPad S Series Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8 GHz 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 12.5" Tablet PC Windows 8 Pro 64-bit S230u (33472YU)

  • Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8 GHz 3217U (1.80 GHz)
  • 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop with some faults

Pros: Got this laptop on a great door buster deal through manufacturer. Very responsive Core i3 along with SSD cache for hard drive to speed things up. Build quality is excellent. Very convenient to have a laptop and tablet all in one neat package. Screen is very responsive and sharp. Video and audio playback is excellent and the sound quality is impressive for a laptop or tablet.

Cons: There is a lot to love about the twist but there are a lot of little things that Lenovo should have corrected before releasing this ThinkPad Tablet PC.

The screen has a mind of it's own and will rotate when it wants to. At times when going from tablet back to laptop, the only way to get the screen to rotate back is to restart. The light sensor on the screen also works randomly to lighten and dim your screen even when the background light remains the same.

The software that is installed can be very helpful but can also be very intrusive. I uninstalled the Intel Management software as it was slowing the system down. The Lenovo messenger gets annoying as it seems to have a message for you every hour. A lot of other software is not needed unless you are in a corporate environment and want to seamlessly manage updates and configuration changes. Other Lenovo software is not needed and just takes up too much memory and processor away from running tasks.

Lenovo also has software integrated to protect your hard drive from shock. While the software does protect your hard drive, each time you move the laptop/tablet around, the drive freezes for about 20 seconds and you have to sit and wait. You have the option of turning down the sensitivity or disabling Lenovo Airbag - setting to Low sensitivity makes it tolerable yet still offers some protection.

Other Thoughts: Ok, so I had a lot to gripe about. Lenovo created a really nice package with the Twist and I would not hesitate to purchase the Twist again. I am keeping my fingers crossed but after 3 bios updates and numerous system updates, the little annoyances have not been fixed.

It says a lot about the product when you have so many little gripes but still love the product. Lenovo built a nice machine that could have been an exceptional machine had they taken the time to fully test and fix the features.

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  • Andy L.
  • 7/6/2014 7:40:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice machine - good choice!

Pros: Purchased this for my wife and she absolutely loves it. I have also used the machine several times and am impressed with the overall quality of it. Trained by Lenovo some years ago I have been a fan of their products ever since and so far this machine lives up to my high expectations. Twist feature works great, keyboard is friendly to use, we're both thoroughly impressed with the video quality. Overall this is a great machine!

Cons: It is a little bit sluggish compared to what I'm used to and even she said it's not quite as quick as she would have hoped. I did have to disable the auto-dim as others have noted - Lenovo seriously has to fix that!

Other Thoughts: For the price this is an excellent buy. My wife wanted a convertible PC/Tablet and after a couple of months of painstaking research this one rose to the surface...and we're glad we locked in on it.

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  • Sedgwich C.
  • 4/1/2014 9:11:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty good stuff

Pros: I got this for my tech staff to use while moving between jobs. It works really well. Battery life is good, it is very handy for buisness task. I really like it. It is lightwieght and easy to carry.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you want to add an SSD to this make sure you get a lower profile one. The standard thinckness is too much. There are plenty of good ones to choose from.

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  • Matthew B.
  • 3/5/2014 6:17:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat system

Pros: touch screen
quality of build
nubbin mouse and touch pad
screen lock button
physical volume buttons on screen

Cons: screen sometimes takes a few seconds to orientate after flipping the screen over or on its end

Other Thoughts: I love this system, its replaced both my old android tablet ( motorola xyboard ) and a compac laptop I had. Sometimes the screen takes a while to adjust after you turn it or flip it but it works way more often then not. There was surprisingly little bloat ware that needed to be uninstalled on this computer. Now some of you may be turned off by the Windows 8 installed on the system but honestly it works with this system. Its light enough to hold with one hand and very thin. This was my first thinkpad product and they won me over with this.

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