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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Mar 2013
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ThinkPad Helix combines the performance of a business Ultrabook with the mobility of a Windows 8 tablet. In addition to 10 hours of battery life and digitizer pen input, Helix offers the choice of... More
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34 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Helix is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst notebook PCs of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix is 560MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz. The Lenovo Helix has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Helix have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Helix which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo Helix has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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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 portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Helix.

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

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that were launched more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz.

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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 a similar time to the Helix which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this spec and age. Across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Helix the worst processor family is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Helix has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Helix.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that have been on the market 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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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h. With a battery life of 10 hours, the Lenovo Helix has one of the longer battery lifes amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz. The Lenovo Helix has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.2 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 33GB. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory of the Lenovo Helix of 32,768 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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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 more than two years. Most of the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Helix only have one mini DisplayPort, however this portable PC has two mini DisplayPorts.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Helix the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Helix is 0.5W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo Helix has one of the higher speaker power amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Very High Second Camera Resolution

Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Helix the second camera resolutions range from 1MP to 5MP, and the average second camera resolution is 2.1MP. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix that we have assessed, the Lenovo Helix's second camera resolution of 5 megapixels is one of the highest.

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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 are a comparable age to the Helix also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Helix the L3 caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Very Big Cache Memory

The cache memories of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix range from 1MB to 4MB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix that we have assessed, the Lenovo Helix's cache memory of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of laptops of a similar age and type to the Helix is 2.8MB. The Lenovo Helix has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Helix is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life in Tablet Mode

The Lenovo Helix has a quite long battery life in tablet mode (6 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The battery life in tablet mode of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 3.1h to 6h.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

At only 296.1 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix the widths range from 32mm to 390mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

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

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Helix is 530MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz. The Lenovo Helix has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Small L2 Cache

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly small L2 cache (only 4,096 kilobytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Helix. The average L2 cache of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix is 4.9MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this 2 in 1 laptop was released.

Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly 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

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Power
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Cable Lock Slot
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Warranty Card
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Quick Start Guide
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Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
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Energy Star Certified

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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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