After released new ThinkPad Tablet 2 few weeks ago, Lenovo also has announced new business convertible laptop, the ThinkPad Twist and now the device is ready for order in US market. Comes with a 12.5 inch touch screen display and has a full size keyboard like conventional laptop, Lenovo ThinkPad Twist also can be transform into a tablet mode, thanks to strong hinge that located below the screen.
Like Toshiba Satellite U925t convertible laptop, Lenovo ThinkPad Twist also has an unique sliding hinge mechanism that makes the 12.1 inch IPS touch screen display can rotates and fold down to transform into tablet mode, so you can uses like a conventional tablet. The High Definition display with Touch Sensor support will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and integrated with a Intel HD Graphics 4000 as graphics accelerator provides clear, ultra bright and beautiful color for text, images and video.
It supports to playing 720p HD video playback with maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Sadly, this model did not support digital pen, but like other laptop, you can also enjoy 1080p HD video experience on your HDTV via Mini HDMI port, as well as a 720p HD Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone for video conference and stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theatre v.4 support for stunning audio experience.
Speaking of main power, Lenovo ThinkPad Twist convertible laptop will be powered by the latest generation of Intel Ivy Bridge Platform and preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system. The Intel Core i5-3317U dual core processor that clocked at 1.7GHz and features 3MB L3 Cache with Turbo Boost Technology to increase processor speed up to 2.6 GHz and 4GB of DDR3 RAM provides ultimate performance for playing games, web browsing, watching HD video or daily office tasks. For internal storage, the Twist comes with a 500GB Serial ATA HDD with speed of 5400 rpm plus Lenovo Cloud storage, so you can store more than thousand of video or music files and access critical file from anywhere.
Weighing at 3.5 pounds with measures 12.3 x 9.3 x 0.8 inches, the latest Lenovo convertible will be bundled with a battery that provides up to 7 hours of battery life on single charges. Of course, as a business device, Lenovo ThinkPad Twist also comes with some business and security features, such as a Intel Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Active Protection System, Lenovo Solutions, Amazon Kindle, Evernote, BlueStacks – Android app player, AccuWeather and more.
Other specs are a Combo Microphone/Headphone jack, double USB 3.0 port, 4 in 1 Media Card Reader, display port, HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN. Yeah, the ThinkPad Twist is a robust and solid machine with a lot of power and graphics performance, as well as the latest Lenovo technologies to increase your productivity. For base configuration, Lenovo ThinkPad Twist has suggested retail price at $849, but one of the retailer, Staples has confirmed if the device now available for their costumer at lower price. If you interested, you can check detail specs below after breaks.