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

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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ThinkPad Helix combines the performance of a business Ultrabook with the mobility of a Windows 8 tablet. In addition to 10 hours of battery life and digitizer pen input, Helix offers the choice of... More
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28 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Helix is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix, the Lenovo Helix's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews as do all portable PCs produced by Lenovo.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix is 930MHz.

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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 notebook PC.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Lenovo Helix of 350 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the HP Spectre x360 ($1,302.48) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo Yoga 2 ($398.88), or the HP ENVY x360 ($599.99).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Helix has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP Spectre x360 ($1,302.48) is also worth considering.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Yoga 2 11, or the Yoga 2 ($398.88) both from Lenovo 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 comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Helix.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Yoga ($1,161.26), the Yoga, or the ThinkPad Yoga all from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga ($2,599.99) (SSD).

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Across all laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Helix the battery lifes range from 2.2h to 19h. The Lenovo Helix has one of the longer battery lifes (10 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

If this 2 in 1 laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the HP Spectre x360 (12.5h and higher rated) or the HP Spectre x360 ($1,302.48) (12.5h and cheaper).

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Helix. 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 15GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The Lenovo Helix has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix. Most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix only have one mini DisplayPort, however this Lenovo portable PC has two mini DisplayPorts.

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Fairly Fast Processor Front Side Bus

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly fast processor front side bus (1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Helix. The processor front side bus of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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Very Big Megapixel Count

Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Helix the megapixels counts range from 1MP to 5MP, and the average megapixel count is 2MP. With a megapixel count of 5 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has one of the biggest megapixels counts amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker power of laptops of this spec and age range from 0.64W to 8W. At 2 Watts, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix, the Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might also want to look at include the HP Spectre x360 ($1,302.48) which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Yoga 2 11, or the Yoga 2 ($398.88) both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity of Tablet

The average battery capacity of tablet of portable PCs of this age and spec is 33Wh, and the battery capacity of tablet range from 23Wh to 42Wh. With a battery capacity of tablet of 42 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger battery capacity of tablet amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Helix is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix is 320mm, and the widths range from 200mm to 420mm. The Lenovo Helix is one of the narrower laptops of a comparable age and type to the Helix (only 296.1 millimeters) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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2 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo Helix is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Helix.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Flex ($478.42) is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 (6GB), or the DELL Inspiron 13 ($599.99) (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year.

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Flex 2 (1.9GHz), or the Flex 2 15 (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 13 7348 ($884.99) (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Helix.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Flex ($478.42) (2.2kg and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 13 ($975.99) (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Yoga (12.5"), or the ThinkPad Yoga (12.5") both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
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Memory
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Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
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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
Intel HD Audio Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
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Infrared Data Port

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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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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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