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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 Sep 2013
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18 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Helix that we have checked, the Lenovo Helix's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Helix the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Helix has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Helix.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix, the Lenovo Helix has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Yoga 2 11, the Flex 14, or the Flex all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Helix supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Satellite U920t (£679.54), the Satellite U920t (£679.54), or the Satellite U920t (£767.65) all from Toshiba which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 11S (£1,308.00) (SSD).

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this type and age.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age, the maximum internal memory of the Lenovo Helix of 32,768 megabytes is one of the biggest. Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The Lenovo Helix has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Helix. Most of the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix only have one mini DisplayPort, however this notebook PC has two mini DisplayPorts.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 15MP. The Lenovo Helix has one of the higher front camera resolutions (5 megapixels) amongst laptops of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Yoga 2 11, the Flex 14, or the Flex 2 all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. The Lenovo Helix has a quite big cache memory (3 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Helix is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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Narrow

At only 296.1 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix. The narrowest portable PC of this spec and age is 32mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo Helix is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Helix have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Recent Price Increase of £36.65

In the last 58 days the Helix has increased in price by £36.65.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Helix is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Helix (£970.00), or the Helix both from Lenovo or the HP Pro X2 612 F1P90EA is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix. The internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Flex 2 15, or the Flex 2 15 both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite U920t (£679.54) which is cheaper.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years 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 have been on the market for a similar time to the Helix.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Helix the memory clock speeds range from 530MHz to 1,800MHz. The Lenovo Helix has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

The lowest rear camera resolution of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Helix is 1MP, the highest is 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 4.1MP. With a rear camera resolution of only 2 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Helix.

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 available for around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Helix.

Other 8h battery life portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Yoga.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Helix.

Alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Flex, the Flex 15, or the Flex 2 all from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Yoga (1.6kg), the Yoga (£116.92) (1.6kg), or the Helix (1.6kg) all from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the Satellite U920t (£679.54), or the Satellite U920t (£767.65) both from Toshiba.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly average screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Helix.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Video Capturing Speed
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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 Life in Tablet Mode
Battery Capacity of Tablet
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
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
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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

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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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