Deal: £589 Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230U convertible laptop

For £588.65, the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u (product number N3C4NUK) would be an expensive Core i3 laptop. But this is no ordinary laptop. This is a convertible laptop that transforms into a tablet in less than five seconds using a rotate-and-close mechanism. Dabs usually sells it for just under £629 but for a limited period is cutting the price by £40 when you enter FLASH40 at check out.

The laptop runs on an Ivy Bridge-based, third generation Intel Core i3-3217U dual core processor, one clocked at 1.8GHz with 3MB cache. Other features include Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard disk drive spinning at 7,200RPM with 24GB SSD, a 12.5in touchscreen display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, up to six hours battery life, Windows 8, a HD webcam, Dolby Home Theater v4, spill resistant keyboard, GbE, two USB ports, mini DisplayPort, a card reader, mini HDMI, a magnesium alloy chassis, a weight of 1.6Kg and a thickness of 20mm. You can read our review of the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230U convertible laptop here.

Since this is part of the ThinkPad family, one can expect a few features aimed at the business crowd. There's a TPM chip for example and the red eraser-tip controller as well.

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