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

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,876 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Helix has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix also have a front camera.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. 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 portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include the U920t[pl_1453648_price], or the U920t[pl_1453648_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price] which has better reviews.

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

Across similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix the battery life (max)s range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life (max) is 7.7h. At 10 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix range from 0.3MP to 8MP. At 5 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a very high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years only have one mini DisplayPorts quantity, however the Lenovo Helix has two mini DisplayPorts quantitys.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Helix has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Helix.

There are a number of other laptops with a touchscreen currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Very Long Battery Life (tablet Mode)

The shortest battery life (tablet mode) of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Helix is 3.1h and the longest is 6h. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix that we have assessed, the Lenovo Helix's battery life (tablet mode) of 6 hours is one of the longest.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo Helix is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Helix is 5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 12GB.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh. The Lenovo Helix has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 28 watt-hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Notebook PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest rear camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Helix is 1MP, the highest is 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 4.3MP. At only 2.1 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly low rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Helix.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price], and the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2503646_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly typical weight (1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
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
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Auto Focus
Video Capturing Speed
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Networking Standards
4G LTE
4G
Data Network
WWAN
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Electronic Compass
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
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
Number of Battery Cells (tablet)
Battery Life (tablet Mode)
Battery Capacity (tablet, Watt Hours)
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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
Bag Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
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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