We are reviewing a lot of Lenovo tablets, hybrids, laptops etc. this month and that is for a reason. After a longer period of silence, Lenovo has introduced a plethora of devices that has blown a lot of minds, which are going to be launched mostly on 26th of October, with the official launch of Windows 8. Among these devices they introduced the ThinkPad Twist, which is supposed to be a convertible laptop/tablet hybrid, aimed for the business community.
Why the business community? Firstly, because it comes with a lot of software that is aimed just for them starting from Power Point, Norton up to Lenovo cloud storage. Additionally the laptop is made out of Magnesium alloy and the 12.5 inch HD multitouch IPS screen is quite bright 350-nit, allowing it to be used in a very light environment and it is protected by Gorilla Glass. The keyboard is water proof.
The insides scream high end also. The buyer has a choice between Intel’s i5 and i7 third generation processor. It can hold up to 8GB DDR3 RAM and there is a choice between a 320GB or 500GB hard drive that will run on 7200RPM, or a 128GB SSD drive. It has a full sized Ethernet jack, memory card slot, 2xUSB 3.0 ports, mini-DisplayPort and a mini-HDMI out. As an addition it can be fitted with a 3G radio. The incorporated full Windows 8 can be upgraded to Windows 8 Pro version.
It has quite big dimensions for an ultrabook and it weighs almost 1.6kg. The battery life is rated to hold up to 7h.
The last and best thing is that its screen lies on a center swivel hinge that will allow the laptop to be used in all the positions that the Lenovo Yoga can do, including the laptop, tent, stand and tablet mode, allowing multiple usages for it.
This laptop will be launched on 26th of October, with a starting price of $849.