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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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26 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Helix has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix. Most of the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Lenovo Helix of 1,150 megahertz is one of the fastest. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Helix is 920MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,358 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix range from 200MHz to 540MHz. The Lenovo Helix has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Helix has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Helix.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the HP Spectre x360[plb_2845096_price] which has better reviews 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 of a similar spec and age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and type. 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.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Helix is 5.7GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Helix.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 2.2h and the longest is 18h. At 10 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the HP Spectre x360[plb_2793682_price] (10.5h).

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.2GHz. When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Helix that we have checked, the Lenovo Helix's maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The Lenovo Helix is a two mini DisplayPort laptop.

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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 this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of laptops of this age and spec is 320 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 220 cd/m² to 400 cd/m². At 400 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

Laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 8MP. The front camera resolution of the Lenovo Helix of 5 megapixels is one of the highest amongst similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

Other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus R554LA[plb_2846646_price].

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Helix. The average processor cache of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix is 3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Narrow

The widths of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix range from 200mm to 390mm. With a width of only 296.1 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Helix the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 16". The Lenovo Helix has a fairly small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Helix.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 11.6" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 7204[plb_2538584_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of laptops of this age and type range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Helix have rear camera resolutions of between 2MP and 8MP. The Lenovo Helix has one of the lower rear camera resolutions (only 2.1 megapixels) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Helix has a pretty standard weight (1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2664091_price] (1.7kg).

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Specification

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Microphone in Port
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USB 3.0 Port
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Keyboard
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
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Intel My WiFi Technology
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Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Visual Technology
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6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(107)
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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