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Lenovo Helix 2 Core Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB Jan 2016
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13 Reasons For

Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Flex 15.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo Helix has one of the longer battery life (max)s (12 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The shortest battery life (max) of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year is 2.2h and the longest is 18h.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to look at the HP Spectre x360 (12.5h and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average internal memory of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Helix is 5.8GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

Other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire R7.

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec 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.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL Latitude 13 7350 which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Helix has a touchscreen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Helix.

We compared all the other laptops with a touchscreen to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Flex 15 is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Helix has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Helix range from 21Wh to 72Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 43Wh. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix, the Lenovo Helix's battery capacity (Watt hours) of 61 watt-hours is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (tablet, Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (tablet, Watt hours) of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 31Wh, and the battery capacity (tablet, Watt hours)s range from 30Wh to 35Wh. At 35 watt-hours, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly big battery capacity (tablet, Watt hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Helix is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The lightest similar spec portable PC that was released around the same time as the Helix is 0.88g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 (1.4kg).

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Quite Shallow Depth (tablet Mode)

The average depth (tablet mode) of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Helix is 140mm. The Lenovo Helix has one of the shallower depth (tablet mode)s (only 9.6 millimeters) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Helix range from 0.8GHz to 2.6GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Helix.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the HP Pro X2 612 G1 (1.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 0.7 Watts, the Lenovo Helix has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Helix. The speaker powers of similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 0.64W to 8W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of this age and type have between two and seven number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo Helix which has two number of battery cellss.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cells (tablet)s

Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Helix have two number of battery cells (tablet)s, including the Lenovo Helix which has two number of battery cells (tablet)s.

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Fairly Thick Height (tablet Mode)

At 192.5 millimeters, the Lenovo Helix has a quite thick height (tablet mode) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average height (tablet mode) of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Helix is 77mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Helix

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this 2 in 1 laptop was released.

Intel Core M Processor Family

The Lenovo Helix has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo Helix has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Helix.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire R13.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Helix has a fairly typical display diagonal (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Helix.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Configurable TDP-Down
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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
WWAN
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
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
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 HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals 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
Intel TSX-NI
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)
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
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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
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
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
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
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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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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