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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB May 2013
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 560MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,000MHz. The Lenovo Helix has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,100 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Helix. Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Helix have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,876 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix, the Lenovo Helix has a front camera.

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think the U920t[pl_1453648_price], and the U920t[pl_1453648_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Notebook PCs of this age and type have battery life (max)s of between 3.7h and 19h. With a battery life (max) of 10 hours, the Lenovo Helix has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 10h battery life notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Lenovo Helix[plb_2664277_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix 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 typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix, the Lenovo Helix has a touchscreen.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a touchscreen currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Helix. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix is 8.3GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix have memory clock speeds of between 530MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo Helix is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Helix have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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7 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 an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Helix.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Frequency

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

If this Lenovo portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (1.83GHz and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Helix.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Helix has a pretty typical display diagonal (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix.

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Specification

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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
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
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
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
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Battery Technology
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Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
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
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included
Stylus Pen
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)
Compatible Operating Systems
Infrared Data Port

6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(106)
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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