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

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2 Intel Core M 1.1GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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14 Reasons For

Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

2 in 1 laptops manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

The worst display resolution across comparable 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 have been available for more than two years which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Helix has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Helix also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Helix is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big internal memory 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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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar 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 laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix only have one mini DisplayPort, however the Lenovo Helix has two mini DisplayPorts.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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Very Thin Height in Tablet Mode

With a height in tablet mode of only 9.6 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly thin height in tablet mode compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The thinnest height in tablet mode of laptops of this spec and age is 1mm and the thickest is 220mm.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.1 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix is quite light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Helix. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". The Lenovo Helix has a fairly small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Helix.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speed of the Lenovo Helix of only 1.1 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Helix. The processor clock speeds of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Helix range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz.

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this age and spec. Across all laptops 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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Quite Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 0.7 Watts, the Lenovo Helix has a very low speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Helix. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Lenovo Helix is a two battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Helix have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Helix is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Thick

At 25.4 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Helix the heights range from 1.9mm to 200mm, and the average height is 23mm.

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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 portable PC was released.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo Helix has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Helix has a relatively average total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight (tablet Mode)
Height (tablet Mode)
Depth
Depth (tablet Mode)
Width
Width (tablet Mode)
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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