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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Helix has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 18GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Lenovo Helix is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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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 laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Helix has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2562310_price].

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might want to consider including the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2540216_price], or the Toshiba Z10t[plb_1561323_price].

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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 most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Satellite U920t[pl_1448768_price], the Satellite U920t[pl_1449405_price], or the Satellite U920t[pl_1448768_price] all from Toshiba which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Z10t[plb_1561323_price] (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The Lenovo Helix has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix. Most of the laptops of this age and type only have one mini DisplayPort, however this notebook PC has two mini DisplayPorts.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Helix.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has one of the highest front camera resolutions amongst notebook PCs of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix, the Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2562310_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2540216_price], or the Toshiba Z10t[plb_1561323_price] is also worth considering.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Helix which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Narrow

With a width of only 296.1 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is quite narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago. The widths of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix range from 32mm to 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo Helix is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Helix also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the ENVY x360[pl_2466424_price], or the Pavilion x360[pl_2469823_price] both from HP.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average total storage capacity of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Helix is 370GB.

We compared all the other 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Satellite U920t[pl_1448768_price], and the Satellite U920t[pl_1449405_price] both from Toshiba which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 28 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 53Wh.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the memory clock speeds range from 530MHz to 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 a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

At only 2 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a quite low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Helix. The rear camera resolutions of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Helix range from 1MP to 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 4.2MP.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo Helix has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Helix the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Helix is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Helix has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Helix have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 6,500 cd/m².

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC 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 the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix.

There are a number of alternative 8h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Yoga 2[pl_2558798_price], or the Yoga[pl_2455977_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1448768_price], or the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2358298_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Yoga[pl_2455977_price], and the FLEX 15[pl_2038302_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Helix has a pretty standard weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Helix.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2455977_price] (1.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Helix.

Other 11.6" laptops currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Pavilion x360 11-n011dx[plb_2634591_price].

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
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Storage
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Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Touch Screen
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
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Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
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Ports & Interfaces
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Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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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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