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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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20 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. The Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs produced by Lenovo.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Helix. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Helix is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops that were released more than two years ago.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Helix do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Helix has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Helix also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price], or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2504228_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Helix supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396802_price] (SSD).

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 10 hours, the Lenovo Helix has one of the longer battery lifes amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average battery life of notebook PCs of this age and type is 7.7h, and the battery lifes range from 3.7h to 19h.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Helix is 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 15MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Fairly Big Megapixel Count

The smallest megapixel count of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix is 1MP and the biggest is 8MP. The Lenovo Helix has a quite big megapixel count (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a touch sensitive screen.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The widths of laptops of a similar type and age to the Helix range from 32mm to 390mm, and the average width is 320mm. At only 296.1 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Helix which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The total storage capacity of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Helix range from 16GB to 1.1TB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo Helix[plb_3098834_price] (180GB).

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At only 28 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo Helix is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo Helix has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The speaker power of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix range from 0.5W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Helix which has one USB 2.0 port.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this laptop was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2702765_price] (8GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

If this 2 in 1 laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Helix[pl_3098781_price] (1.8GHz), or the Yoga 2 Pro[pl_3027818_price] (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2560516_price] (1.7kg).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Battery Cell
Battery Life in Tablet Mode
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight in Tablet Mode
Height in Tablet Mode
Depth
Depth in Tablet Mode
Width
Width in Tablet Mode
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

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Expert Reviews

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4 September 2015

In conclusion the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 is a good addition to any businessman on the go, but at its asking price, it may prove to be a barrier especially since it is priced well within other...

Chip.com.my

It's pricier and slower than competing laptop/tablet detachables, but Lenovo's second-generation ThinkPad Helix still makes a compelling case for itself with its all-day battery life and...

Computershopper.com

There's some much to like about the ThinkPad Helix 2015. Lenovo took a pretty interesting idea and ran with it, introducing different keyboard accessories for different kinds of users. If you're...

28 June 2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 is a great 11.6-inch tablet and laptop, offering a useful digital pen, top-notch keyboard and long battery life...

24 June 2015

With a well-built dock featuring physical buttons and a large trackpad, very good performance, superb battery life and lashings of storage, memory and connectivity options, the Helix goes a long...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 September 2015 by DARRELL M.
(Verified Purchase)

WOULD USE AGAIN HAD RELACE A OLDER SSD DRIVE THIS IS FASTER...

Easy to install just cloned from hard drive that was in my TOSHIBA

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