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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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28 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The editor of one expert review site said that this notebook PC was very good. Cadalyst.com gave this portable PC a "Highly Recommended" award.

This Lenovo portable PC received a "Good For Business" award from Computershopper.com, it received a "High End" award from Madshrimps.be and Chip.com.my gave it an "Outstanding" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Fourty-one experts from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, computershopper.com and v3.co.uk have rated this notebook PC on average 76 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

Eight Lenovo Helix owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Computershopper.com said “Lenovo's second-generation ThinkPad Helix still makes a compelling case for itself with its all-day battery life and superlative keyboard”. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned “Laptop, offering a useful digital pen, top-notch keyboard and long battery life” in their review of the Lenovo Helix and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert website Slashgear.com wrote in their review of the Lenovo Helix “It delivers tons of options, better battery life”.

Robust

A few Lenovo Helix owners considered that it was well made. V3.co.uk said in their review of the Lenovo Helix “The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is an excellent convertible with a good range of ports, robust design and solid performance”. Two years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net said in their review of the Lenovo Helix “If you decide to buy a ThinkPad you want a solid and reliable working device – it does not have to follow every trend”. Techradar.com gave this laptop a score of 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Techradar “With a well-built dock featuring physical buttons”.

Good Technical Features

Some Lenovo Helix owners who reviewed this laptop agreed that it had good features. Expert review site About.com said in their review of this laptop “Flip"), plus a number of excellent features for the mobile professional or road warrior”. Two years ago expert review site Techradar.com wrote “Along with full x86 compatibility, one of the alluring features of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 over an iPad or Android tablet is its strong performance” in their review of this laptop and gave it a score of 4 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au said four years ago “Its tablet is fast and features an excellent screen, while its keyboard is comfortable”.

Easy to Use

Four customers who purchased this laptop concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Slashgear.com said in their review “A keyboard that is actually useful in a way that you’ll feel comfortable”. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of the Lenovo Helix “Features an excellent screen, while its keyboard is comfortable and very well built” . Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “It's both light and comfortable to h”.

Nice Design

A number of Lenovo Helix owners concluded that the product was a good design. Laptopmag.com wrote four years ago “Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix offers a versatile convertible design, full HD touch screen”. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned also four years ago “Apart from its high price tag we like the versatile design of the ThinkPad helix”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was smooth. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “For the most part, its smooth, soft-touch chassis” however they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

One Lenovo Helix owner who bought the Lenovo Helix mentioned that it was good looking. Two years ago expert review site Gottabemobile.com wrote “Lenovo took a pretty interesting idea and ran with it, introducing different keyboard accessories for different kinds of users”.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who bought the Lenovo Helix concluded that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Rounded corners retain the exceptional build quality we've come to expect from Lenovo's ThinkPad range”. Zdnet.com said in their review of the Lenovo Helix “Build quality is typically solid”.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Helix only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the Lenovo Helix has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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

At 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of this type and age is 1,000MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. The Lenovo Helix has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Helix.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,876 expert and user reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago. The processor frequencys of laptops of this spec and age range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.7GHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix do not have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL XPS 12, or the Asus T100TA which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Across all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Helix the worst processor family is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Helix has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Helix also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12, or the Asus T100TA.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix range from 1GB to 12GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst portable PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 12, or the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on similar spec notebook PCs that were released 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the XPS 12, or the XPS 12 both from DELL which has better reviews.

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

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo Helix has one of the longer battery life (max)s (10 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix the battery life (max)s range from 3.7h to 19h.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

The Lenovo Helix is a two mini DisplayPorts quantity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago only have one mini DisplayPorts quantity.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1.6MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 8MP.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Helix is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix.

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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 are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

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 touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a touchscreen currently available including the DELL XPS 12 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB. The Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some Lenovo Helix owners wrote that it was not cheap. Four years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review “Expensive, prices start at 1499”. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “It's far too expensive” in their Lenovo Helix review. Three years ago expert review site Engadget.com wrote in their Lenovo Helix review “It's expensive, especially considering it ships with last-gen CPUs”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Lenovo Helix was not good value for money. Expert review site V3.co.uk mentioned in their review four years ago “However, in laptop mode it is rather heavy for an ultrabook, while the system is also pricey” .

One Lenovo Helix owner wrote that this laptop was not a bargain for the price. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said in their review of this laptop “It certainly won't come cheap”.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of Lenovo Helix owners who bought the Lenovo Helix agreed that it was not heavy and bulky. Computershopper.com said “You can use the device as a thick and heavy tablet” but despite that they gave the product a score of 4 stars. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Gets very hot under heavy processing load” although they gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person concluded that the Lenovo Helix was not thin. Three years ago expert review site Alphr.com said “The reason it's exciting is not because of the stunningly slim dimensions of the new device (we'll come to that later).”.

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Poor Connectivity

One Lenovo Helix owner considered that the Lenovo Helix was not good in terms of USB connections. Expert website Techradar.com said in their review of the Lenovo Helix “A convertible ultrabook with multitouch support, its versatile base stand provides more than just a keyboard and a few spare USB ports” .

Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix have memory clock speeds of between 530MHz and 1,600MHz. The Lenovo Helix has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 2.1 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly low rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Laptops of this age and type have rear camera resolution (numeric)s of between 1MP and 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 4.3MP.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo Helix is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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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 Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Helix.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 (1.7kg) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Video Capturing Speed
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
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
Keyboard
Full-Size 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® 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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

6 Awards

Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product cadalyst.com Highly Recommended computershopper.com Good For Business hothardware.com Approved madshrimps.be High End chip.com.my Outstanding

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

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Reviewed 27 September 2015 by DARRELL M.
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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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