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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 Feb 2014
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Lenovo Helix has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) 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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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo Helix has a front camera.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the U920t[pl_1453648_price], or the U920t[pl_1453648_price] both from Toshiba.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix.

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

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a very high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix range from 0.3MP to 8MP.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

The Lenovo Helix is a two mini DisplayPorts quantity notebook PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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6 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Lenovo Helix which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Helix 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.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Laptops of this age and spec have display diagonals of between 8.9" and 16". With a display diagonal of only 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Helix has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh. At only 28 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Helix has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average memory clock speed of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix is 1,500MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 530MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix the rear camera resolution (numeric)s range from 1MP to 8MP. With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of only 2 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has one of the lower rear camera resolution (numeric)s 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.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price], and the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Video Capturing Speed
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Battery Life (tablet Mode)
Battery Capacity (tablet, Watt Hours)
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight (tablet Mode)
Height (tablet Mode)
Depth
Depth (tablet Mode)
Width
Width (tablet Mode)
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i53427, lenovo i53427u
Barcodes 00888440530413

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