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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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21 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of this type and age which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Helix[pl_3098781_price], or the Yoga[pl_2702765_price] both from Lenovo or the HP Pro X2 612 F1P90EA[plb_2531014_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Helix has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the 14[pl_2202338_price], or the Yoga 11S[pl_2393757_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo Helix[plb_3098781_price] is also worth considering.

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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 portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also 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 across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 considering one of the other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Satellite U920t[pl_1449405_price], or the Satellite U920t[pl_1449405_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo Yoga 11S[plb_2393757_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2430247_price] (SSD).

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Helix range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h. At 10 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Helix.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The Lenovo Helix has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the laptops of this type and age. This portable PC is a two mini DisplayPort laptop compared to most of the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have one mini DisplayPort.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memories of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix is 15MP. With a front camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the 14[pl_2202338_price], and the Yoga 11S[pl_2393757_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Lenovo Helix[plb_3098781_price].

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Narrow

At only 296.1 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 32mm and 390mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo Helix is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix. The smallest internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Helix is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the 14[pl_2202338_price], or the Flex 14[pl_2279150_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1449405_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. With a battery capacity of only 28 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

The average processor front side bus of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix is 1,500MHz, and the processor front side bus range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz. The Lenovo Helix has one of the slower processor front side bus (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three 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 portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1449405_price], or the Lenovo 14[plb_2202338_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Yoga[pl_2702765_price] (1.6kg), the Helix[pl_3098781_price] (1.6kg), or the Yoga[pl_2430247_price] (1.6kg) all from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Helix has a pretty typical total storage capacity (180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 11[plb_3099643_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Helix has a relatively typical screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix.

We compared all the other 11.6" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Yoga 11S[plb_2393757_price], and the HP Pavilion x360 11-n011dx[plb_2634591_price] is also worth considering.

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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...

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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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Reviewed 27 September 2015 by DARRELL M.
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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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