Monday, 13 January 2014

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist vs Acer Iconia W700 vs Microsoft Surface Pro:Who is the best?

W.A.Khan,                                                                                                                                                 Lenovo ThinkPad Twist                                                                                                                           The ThinkPad Twist has great Lenovo construction, a responsive touch screen, and a center hinge for flipping into tablet mode, all for a very reasonable price.The Twist has an uncommon size 12.5-inch screen, and at 1.6 kg is heavy for an Ultrabook of this size, let alone a tablet that usually weighs much less than half that.The ThinkPad Twist has a third-generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 4GB of RAM (3.82GB usable), and a 500GB HDD spinning at 7200rpm alongside a 24GB SSD caching drive. The Twist also has built-in Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and a slot for a SIM card, for users who want to be connected. But, The screen accelerometer can have a mind of its own, flipping into portrait view randomly. Battery life is merely OK, and the screen resolution is low for a modern laptop/tablet convertible.                                                                                                                                                                                                               The bottom line: Slightly less conservative-feeling than the average ThinkPad, the well-made ThinkPad Twist offers one of the better tablet modes from the first wave of Windows 8 convertibles.
Windows 8 (64-bit); 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz; 32MB (Dedicated) Intel HD 4000; 500GB Hitachi 7,200rpm                                                                                                     Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i5i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory4 GB
Hard Drive500 GB - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8English / MUI
Display Type12.5 in IPS
Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Optical DriveNone                                                                                                                                       Price;$749.99 to $899.99                                                                                                                          VS                                                                                                                                                           Acer Iconia W700                                                                                                                                     The Acer Iconia W700 can work as a tablet or a small desktop, and it has a high-res screen and excellent battery life.The tablet's performance was also responsible for a lot of that joy. With an Intel Core i5-3317U at the helm, along with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics and a 128GB solid state drive, the Iconia W700 can give laptops a run for their money when it comes to speed. It had no problems streaming video from the Web (from paid services such as NBA.TV, as well as YouTube and Vimeo), and it was responsive when it came to browsing Web pages, loading apps and flicking through photos. It really is perfect for media consumption.Acer claims the Acer Iconia W700 battery (4,850mAh capacity) battery lasts eight hours. This is a little optimistic. We found it was closer to six hours during normal, everyday use. Were it a laptop that would be ok, but it's not great for a tablet and unlike most tablets it has a proper dedicated charger - it doesn't charge via USB.
But, The non-adjustable stand limits viewing angles, and you'll need an external mouse or touch pad for efficient Windows navigation.
The bottom line: One of the only Core i5 slate-style Windows 8 systems we've seen, the Acer Iconia W700 asks few compromises for full-time use, but the design isn't for everyone.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i5i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory4 GB/ 4 GB (max)
Hard Drive128 GB- Serial ATA-300
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Display Type11.6 inIPS
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000 Shared video memory (UMA)
Optical DriveNone                                                                                                                                     Price;$959.99                                                                                                                                          VS                                                                                                                                                            Microsoft Surface Pro                                                                                                                                 Making your mind up about the Surface Pro is less about what it is and what it does and more about what you want out of a tablet. As a hybrid PC it's an undeniable compromise - but that's no bad thing.The Microsoft Surface Pro fits a full ultrabook experience in a compact 10-inch tablet. Thanks to the ingenious Type and Touch covers, it offers a comfortable interface and typing experience. The clean, crisp design and sharp 1080p screen rise above the competition.
But, The battery life is disappointing, and more ports would be nice. The 64GB model barely has any free storage. It costs as much as a regular laptop, especially because the cool keyboard cover isn't included by default.
The bottom line: The Surface Pro's gutsy design successfully reinvents the Windows 8 laptop by cramming an ultrabook experience into the body of a 10-inch tablet. Those wanting to go all-in on the tablet experience won't regret buying the Surface Pro, but we're holding out for a future, more polished generation of the device.
Windows 8 Pro (64-bit); 1.7GHz IntelCore i5; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz; 32MB (Sharedl) Intel HD 4000; 128GB Micron SSD                                                                                                         Specifications
Release date02/9/13
Display type10.6 inColor TFT active matrix - Yes
OSMicrosoft Windows 8 Pro
RAM4 GB
Processor3rd Gen Core i5Intel
Wireless connectivityIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11bIEEE 802.11aIEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH)0.53 in10.8 in 6.8 in
Weight903 g                                                                                                                                             Price;$899.99 

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