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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core M 1.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

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 a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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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.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix is 5GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 12GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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 notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops 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 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Helix. This portable PC is a two mini DisplayPort portable PC compared to most of the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Helix which only have one mini DisplayPort.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Helix.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. 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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Very Thin Height in Tablet Mode

The heights in tablet mode of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 8mm to 220mm, and the average height in tablet mode is 42mm. At only 9.6 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly thin height in tablet mode compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Helix.

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Light

The average weight of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Helix is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 750g to 20kg. The Lenovo Helix is one of the lightest portable PCs of this age and type (only 1.1 kilograms) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

Portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz. At only 1.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and type. This notebook PC has an Intel Core M processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the processor family ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of laptops of a similar age and type to the Helix is 1.6W. The Lenovo Helix has one of the lower speaker power (only 0.7 Watts) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Lenovo Helix is a two battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix have between two and eight battery cells.

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Thick

The Lenovo Helix is one of the thicker laptops that have been on the market for more than two years (25.4 millimeters) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The heights of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix range from 1.9mm to 240mm, and the average height is 23mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Helix.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as 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

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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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