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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB Jan 2016
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

The Lenovo Helix supports a better processor operating modes than most comparable spec laptops that were launched in the last year. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 32-bit processor operating modes.

This portable PC's processor operating modes (64-bit) is actually the best supported processor operating modes across all latest 2 in 1 laptops.

A 32-bit processor operating modes is the worst supported processor operating modes across comparable types of portable PC.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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 for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other new 2 in 1 laptops, the Lenovo Helix has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix, the Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of new notebook PCs is 8.4h, and the battery life (max)s range from 7.4h to 12h. The Lenovo Helix has one of the longest battery life (max)s (12 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other recently released notebook PCs, the Lenovo Helix has a touchscreen.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

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 2MP. When compared to other new portable PCs, the front camera resolution (numeric) of the Lenovo Helix of 2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 61 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has a very big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released in the last year. Across all the latest 2 in 1 laptops the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 45Wh to 61Wh.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out in the last 12 months.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix is fairly light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released in the last 12 months. Across all the newly released 2 in 1 laptops the weights range from 1.3kg to 2.1kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of new notebook PCs range from 11" to 16", and the average display diagonal is 14". The Lenovo Helix has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 11.6 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 1.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Helix. The slowest processor frequency of recently released notebook PCs is 1.1GHz, the fastest is 2.4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an Intel Core M processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an AMD A processor family.

An Intel Core M processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix.

The best processor family amongst similar types of portable PC is Intel Core i7.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 0.7 Watts, the Lenovo Helix has one of the lower speaker powers amongst notebook PCs of this age. The speaker powers of laptops that were launched in the last 12 months range from 0.7W to 1.5W.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo Helix is a two number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Only IEEE 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an IEEE 802.11a|IEEE 802.11b|IEEE 802.11g|IEEE 802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Helix over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Helix.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for 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.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many latest 2 in 1 laptops.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for the last year.

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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
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Configurable TDP-Down
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
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
Compatible Memory Cards
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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)
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
GPS (satellite)
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Electronic Compass
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled 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 HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals 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
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
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
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
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
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

(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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