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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Mar 2013
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28 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Helix only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo Helix has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Helix has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Helix is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 560MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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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 laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz. At 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years 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 portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as 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 most portable PCs of this type and age. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable 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 across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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 laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as 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

The average internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Helix is 5GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Helix the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The Lenovo Helix is a two mini DisplayPort portable PC.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo Helix has a quite high front camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The front camera resolutions of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The cache memories of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1MB to 4MB. The Lenovo Helix has a fairly big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Narrow

The narrowest 2 in 1 laptop that has been around for a comparable time to the Helix is 32mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 320mm. At only 296.1 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Helix.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Helix range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh. With a battery capacity of only 28 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of this type and age have memory clock speeds of between 530MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of only 2 megapixels, the Lenovo Helix has one of the lower rear camera resolutions amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The lowest rear camera resolution of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Helix is 1MP, the highest is 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 4.1MP.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop was released over two years ago.

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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Helix.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Helix has a pretty typical screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Helix.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Auto Focus
Video Capturing Speed
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Networking Standards
4G LTE
4G
Data Network
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Number of Battery Cells (tablet)
Battery Life (tablet Mode)
Battery Capacity (tablet, Watt Hours)
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight (tablet Mode)
Height (tablet Mode)
Depth
Depth (tablet Mode)
Width
Width (tablet Mode)
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Compatible Operating Systems
Quantity
Infrared Data Port

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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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Lenovo Helix
2 core Intel Core M 1.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6"
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2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6"
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2.9MP Higher Rear Camera Resolution
A Lot Lighter
25% Thinner Height in Tablet Mode
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