Lenovo Updates The ThinkPad Tablet & Laptop Hybrid With The ThinkPad Twist, An $849 12.5″ Ultrabook

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Lenovo is apparently not convinced of the post-PC lingo, with its latest series of announcements. The good old ThinkPad brand is used once again for another model, the ThinkPad Twist. It is a 12.5″ tablet/laptop hybrid powered by a third-generation Intel Core i7 processor.

The mechanism is different from the IdeaPad Yoga models. In that case, you flip the screen horizontally before “closing” the laptop with the display on the top. Let’s hope it’s sturdy enough for business-oriented users.

The ThinkPad Twist will sport a 320/500 GB hard drive, or optionally a 128 GB SSD. At 12.5 inches and with a 1366 x 768 resolution, the display doesn’t look as appealing as the IdeaPad Yoga 13’s.

The two USB ports will be USB 3.0-compatible, and an Ethernet port will still be available for those who still rely on the technology. Other tech specs include up to 8 GB of RAM and up to seven hours of battery life.

At the press event, Lenovo stated that they want to become the No. 1 PC maker in the world. We’ll see if they will achieve that status with those new models as the ThinkPad Twist will come out in October.

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