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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core M 0.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 0.8GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops of this age and type range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,358 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.

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 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago, the Lenovo Helix has a front camera.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Helix have battery lifes of between 2.2h and 18h. With a battery life of 12 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. 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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Helix.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age. 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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HD HD Type

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The Lenovo Helix is a two mini DisplayPort portable PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac|802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Helix the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 8MP.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix is 3MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

At 61 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 43Wh.

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Very Big Battery Capacity of Tablet

The average battery capacity of tablet of laptops of a similar type and age to the Helix is 31Wh, and the battery capacity of tablet range from 30Wh to 35Wh. With a battery capacity of tablet of 35 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix's battery capacity of tablet is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Helix.

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Very Shallow Depth in Tablet Mode

The Lenovo Helix has one of the shallower depths in tablet mode (only 9.6 millimeters) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix the depths in tablet mode range from 7.2mm to 300mm.

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Light

The weights of laptops of this type and age range from 290g to 2.8kg. With a weight of only 795 grams, the Lenovo Helix's weight is one of the lightest amongst laptops that were released one year ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 600MHz and 1,200MHz. At only 800 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Helix has a very slow processor clock speed (only 0.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year. The average processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix is 1.9GHz.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Helix have screen sizes of between 8.9" and 16", and the average screen size is 13". The Lenovo Helix has a quite small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Helix.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Helix is 32GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Helix.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo Helix has one of the lowest speaker power (only 0.7 Watts) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The speaker power of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix range from 0.64W to 8W.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have between two and seven battery cells, including the Lenovo Helix which has two battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Helix has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have between two and three battery cells, including the Lenovo Helix which has two battery cells.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.2GHz. The Lenovo Helix has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Helix.

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Fairly Thick Height in Tablet Mode

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Helix the heights in tablet mode range from 7.2mm to 210mm, and the average height in tablet mode is 58mm. With a height in tablet mode of 192.5 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix has one of the thicker heights in tablet mode amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the Helix.

Intel Core M Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Helix.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight in Tablet Mode
Height in Tablet Mode
Depth
Depth in Tablet Mode
Width
Width in Tablet Mode
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization 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

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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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