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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops of this age and spec range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix which 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 comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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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 most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Helix.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and 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.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 of this age and spec. 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 8MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.6MP.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix, the Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB. The Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger cache memories (4 megabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Helix the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 2.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Light

The average weight of 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 290g to 2.8kg. The Lenovo Helix is one of the lighter laptops of this age and spec (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Thin Height in Tablet Mode

At only 9.3 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix has a quite thin height in tablet mode compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Helix. 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix have heights in tablet mode of between 7.2mm and 210mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Helix is 13". The Lenovo Helix has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 11.6 inches) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.6GHz.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Lenovo Helix is a two battery cell count laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix have between two and seven battery cells.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 1.6W, and the speaker power range from 0.64W to 8W. The Lenovo Helix has one of the lower speaker power (only 1.4 Watts) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Thick

The thinnest portable PC of this spec and age is 7.3mm thick and the thickest is 280mm. With a height of 25.4 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is fairly thick compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Intel Core M Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core M processor family, whereas most portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
4G Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
2G Standard
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 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
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
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
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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Expert Reviews

(107)
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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