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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core M 1.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 1.2GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Helix have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Helix is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Helix do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396801_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Helix, the Lenovo Helix has a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the XPS 12[pl_2396801_price], and the XPS 12[pl_2396801_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo Helix has a better Wi-Fi standard than most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it. This Lenovo portable PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. In addition, this notebook PC have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11b wi-Fi standardss.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 2 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 8MP.

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Has a Touchscreen

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

We compared all the other laptops with a touchscreen to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Helix is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. The Lenovo Helix has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix is 2MB and the biggest is 4MB. The Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger cache memorys (4 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.1 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix is one of the lighter laptops of a similar type and age to the Helix amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix have weights of between 0.88g and 3.8kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

Most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Lenovo Helix which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly small display diagonal (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Helix. The display diagonals of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Helix range from 8.9" to 16", and the average display diagonal is 13".

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix. The smallest total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix is 32GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the Helix the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.9GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Helix that we have checked, the speaker power of the Lenovo Helix of only 0.7 Watts is one of the lowest. The lowest speaker power of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago is 0.64W, the highest is 8W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo Helix is a two number of battery cells laptop.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Lenovo Helix is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Helix have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix.

Alternative 8h battery life laptops currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price].

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Intel Core M Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

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

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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
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Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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Expert Reviews

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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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