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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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ThinkPad Helix combines the performance of a business Ultrabook with the mobility of a Windows 8 tablet. In addition to 10 hours of battery life and digitizer pen input, Helix offers the choice of... More
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20 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo Helix has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Helix the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Helix, or the Yoga (£1,094.20) both from Lenovo or the HP Pro X2 612 F1P90EA.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Helix, the Lenovo Helix has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the 14, and the Yoga 11S (£1,308.00) both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Helix 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 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 laptops of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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.

Other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Satellite U920t (£767.65), or the Satellite U920t (£767.65) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo Yoga 11S (£1,308.00).

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (SSD).

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The Lenovo Helix has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix. Most of the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix only have one mini DisplayPort, however this portable PC has two mini DisplayPorts.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Helix.

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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 typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Helix the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At 5 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the 14, and the Yoga 11S (£1,308.00) both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Helix is also worth considering.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The average width of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Helix is 320mm. The Lenovo Helix is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix (only 296.1 millimeters) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Helix which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Helix. The internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix range from 1GB to 16GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the 14, or the Flex 14 both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite U920t (£767.65).

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 28 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix have battery capacities of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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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 notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo Helix (10h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite U920t (£767.65) (1.5kg and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Helix.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 (500GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Helix has a relatively average screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Helix.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 11.6" portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo Yoga 11S (£1,308.00), or the HP Pavilion x360 11-n011dx.

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Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
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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
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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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