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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core M 1.1GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 1.1GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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13 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 5,743 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other manufacturers.

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 common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Helix has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

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

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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 age and spec to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo Helix has one of the higher front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 18MP.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The lightest portable PC of this age and type is 750g heavy and the heaviest is 20kg.

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Very Thin Height in Tablet Mode

The thinnest height in tablet mode of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix is 8mm and the thickest is 220mm. With a height in tablet mode of only 9.3 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix has one of the thinner heights in tablet mode amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix. Laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix have screen sizes of between 10" and 16".

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 16GB and the biggest is 1.1TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this type and age is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix that we have checked, the processor clock speed of the Lenovo Helix of only 1.1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core M processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Helix the worst processor family is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo Helix has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 4 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Helix range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.5GB.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Lenovo Helix is a two battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Helix have between two and eight battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Helix. The smallest maximum internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo Helix is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Helix which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Thick

At 25.4 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The thinnest notebook PC of a comparable spec and age to the Helix is 1.9mm thick, the thickest is 240mm, and the average height is 23mm.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Helix has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop is 802.11n.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Helix.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Helix.

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 116, lenovo 116q, lenovo 116qu, lenovo 116quo, lenovo 116quot, lenovo 20cg000, lenovo 20cg000n, lenovo 20cg000nu, lenovo 20cg000nus
Barcodes 00888965588562, 00888965588746
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