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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core M 1.2GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 1.2GHz 4GB Jun 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 typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Helix has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago, the Lenovo Helix has 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 notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC 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 amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable 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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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 8MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.6MP. The Lenovo Helix has a fairly high front camera resolution (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Helix has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Helix is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Helix the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 2.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Helix. The average maximum turbo frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix is 2.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.2GHz.

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Very Thin Height in Tablet Mode

The thinnest height in tablet mode of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 7.2mm, the thickest is 210mm, and the average height in tablet mode is 58mm. With a height in tablet mode of only 9.4 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix has one of the thinner heights in tablet mode amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.1 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix is one of the lightest notebook PCs of this type and age amongst portable PCs of this age. The weights of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Helix range from 290g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Helix. The screen sizes of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Helix range from 8.9" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Helix is 1.9GHz.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Lenovo Helix is a two battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

Laptops of this type and age have speaker power of between 0.64W and 8W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. The Lenovo Helix has one of the lower speaker power (only 1.4 Watts) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Thick

With a height of 25.4 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix is one of the thicker similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Helix amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The thinnest notebook PC that came out more than a year ago is 7.3mm thick, the thickest is 280mm, and the average height is 23mm.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Helix has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

Across similar types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Helix has a pretty average battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix.

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Intel Core M Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly average total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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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
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Ports 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
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic Compass
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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 TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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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
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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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