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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the maximum internal memory supported by processor of, the Lenovo Helix's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.
Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.
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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Helix.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and type which do not have a full-size keyboard.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo Yoga 13.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix, the Lenovo Helix has a front camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo Yoga 13 which is cheaper.
We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the ThinkPad Yoga, or the Yoga ($1,189.00) both from Lenovo is also worth considering.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo Helix supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and type.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.
SSD Storage Medium
This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a similar age and spec 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.
There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including the Yoga 13, or the Yoga 13 both from Lenovo which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Yoga ($1,189.00) (SSD), or the ThinkPad Yoga (SSD) both from Lenovo.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix have maximum internal memories of between 4GB and 33GB.
Two Mini DisplayPorts
The Lenovo Helix is a two mini DisplayPort laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type only have one mini DisplayPort.
Quite High Front Camera Resolution
The Lenovo Helix has a quite high front camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 22MP.
Quite Big Megapixel Count
The average megapixel count of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix is 2.4MP, and the megapixels counts range from 1MP to 8MP. The Lenovo Helix has a quite big megapixel count (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix also have a touch sensitive screen.
We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Yoga 13 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the ThinkPad Yoga, or the Yoga ($1,189.00) both from Lenovo is also worth considering.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo Helix has a better Wi-Fi standard than most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Helix is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
800:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The Lenovo Helix has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 800:1. That's 60% more typical contrast ratio than a 500:1 portable PC, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio.
This laptop's typical contrast ratio (800:1) is actually the best typical contrast ratio amongst all laptops of this age and spec.
Amongst similar types of laptop the worst typical contrast ratio is 500:1.
With a width of only 296.1 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Helix amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 190mm to 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Helix which has one PCI Express lane (max).
Quite Small Screen Size
The average screen size of laptops of this type and age is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Helix has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 16GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 340GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo Yoga 13.
Very Small Battery Capacity
At only 28 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix. The battery capacities of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Helix range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 55Wh.
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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution
With a rear camera resolution of only 2 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has one of the lower rear camera resolutions amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the rear camera resolutions range from 1MP to 8MP.
Only Three Battery Cells
The Lenovo Helix is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between two and seven battery cells.
Very Low Speaker Power
2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Helix have speaker power of between 0.5W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.5W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo Helix has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo Helix has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Notebook PCs with a better processor family that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga 13 (Intel Core i7-3xxx and cheaper).
Average Battery Life
The Lenovo Helix has a pretty average battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Helix.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8h battery life laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo Yoga 13.
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Average Internal Memory
The Lenovo Helix has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo Yoga 13 which is cheaper.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix.
At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix.
Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga 13 (1.5kg) which is also cheaper.
Magnesium, Polycarbonate, Carbon
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
SMP Processor (max)
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Dolby Home Theater v4
Second Camera Resolution
Rear Camera Resolution
Video Capturing Speed
1920 x 1080
Front Camera Resolution
1920 x 1080
Front Camera Resolution
Near Field Communication (NFC)
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
HSPA+, HSPA+, CDMA, WCDMA
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Ambient Light Sensor
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Lithium, Polymer
Battery Life in Tablet Mode
Battery Capacity of Tablet
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight in Tablet Mode
Height in Tablet Mode
Depth in Tablet Mode
Width in Tablet Mode
DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, VGA
AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included
Mini DisplayPort male - VGA female
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 4570
0 - 3050
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-15 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video