The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Twist

Lenovo announced a couple of Windows 8 products and here’s the latest one. The Twist is a high performance, touch-enabled convertible Ultrabook, with added tablet usability for multi-mode utilization to suit any professional or personal application. The Twist equips business users with the same thin, light designs found in consumer Ultrabooks with business-class performance, enhanced multimedia features, all in a strong form factor with powerful processors.


-Ultra portability with up to seven hours of battery life and a total weight of just 3.48 pounds

-Powerful performance with the latest 3rd Generation Intel® Core-I processors up to i7and integrated Intel HD graphics

-Use in four different modes provides ability to consume and create no matter what the application – Laptop Mode (office applications, video editing, graphic design, desktop publishing), Tablet Mode (mobile web surfing, e-reader, presenting), Stand Mode (watching movies and presentations, video calls, games), Tent Mode (mobile web surfing, presenting, playing games, e-reader)

-Enhanced media and audio experience with dual-array microphones and Dolby Home Theater v4

The Twist Ultrabook is the ultimate Windows 8 convertible Ultrabook aimed specifically at the business market, featuring multi touch capability and adaptable use in four different modes.

At 0.79-inches and 3.48 pounds, the Twist equips professionals with the same thin and light design found in consumer Ultrabooks without sacrificing business-class performance. The 12.5-inch HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass and multi touch capability provides clear, bright images powered by the latest processor technologies from Intel.

In addition, the Twist convertible Ultrabook provides all-day mobile productivity with seven hours of battery life and up to 500GB of HDD storage or the option of a fast 128GB SSD.

Since small businesses often do not have dedicated IT departments, the Twist comes with Lenovo Solution Center for Small Business, which includes hardware-based capabilities to improve productivity and enhance security. Additionally, Twist provides enterprise level security with Trusted Platform Module (TPM), as well as increased energy savings and remote management for secure computing.

Processor: Latest 3rd Generation Intel core-I processors up to i7

Operating System: Windows 8 Standard or Windows 8 Pro; Windows 8 multi touch-enabled

Display/Resolution: 12.5 inch HD IPS Display w/ Touch Sensor (1366 x 768) 350 nit; Gorilla glass with anti smudge coating

Video Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics

Memory: Up to 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz

Storage: 320/500 7200RPM (7mm) HDD ; 128GB SSD

Sound: Dolby Home Theater v4; stereo speakers; built-in dual array microphone (combo jack)

Integrated Comms: 2 USB 3.0 ports; RJ45 connector; 4-in-1 slot; mini-DisplayPort; mini-HDMI

Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet; Bluetooth 4.0 + ABGN WLAN; WWAN Optional; USB 3.0; HDMI

Camera: 720p high definition camera

Battery: 7 hour all day battery life

Weight: 3.48 pounds (1.58 kg)

Thickness: 0.79 inches thin (20 mm thin)

Software: Lenovo Solutions for Small Business powered by Intel Small Business Advantage; Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync

Price: Starting at $849