Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2


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The 2nd-generation Lenovo Helix 2 is much lighter thanks to the Intel Core M CPU. The docking keyboard includes a 26Wh battery (total over 60Wh in under 1.4KG of convertible tablet is impressive) and includes a digitizer. The 11.6-inch screen comes in a useful Full HD resolution and the pricing isn't as high as you might expect for such a flexible 2-in-1.

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Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2 Specifications (base)
Manufacturer (Click for list) Lenovo
Model name Thinkpad Helix 2
CPU type (Click for list) Intel Core M 5Y10
CPU speed 800 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD 5300 (Core M)
FanlessYES
OS Microsoft Windows 8.1
Display Size
11.6" 1920 X 1080
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touchscreen type
Touch with Digitizer
RAM 4096 MB
SSD 128 GB
Battery capacity 35 Wh
Weight (Minimum operating) 794gm / 1.75 pounds
Size 301/192/9.4 mm
Size 11.9/7.6/0.4 inches
Physical Interfaces
DC-in
HDMI (Micro)
Headset i/f (Mic+Line)
SD slot (Micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0 (x1)
Wireless Interfaces
802.11 b/g/n
802.11ac
BT 4.0
4G Option
Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Digital pen
IPS / Wide-View Display
Keyboard
Stereo speakers
Wireless Display (WiDi, Miracast or similar)
Camera 5.0mp
WebCam 2.0Mp
Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Fingerprint reader
Intel VPro Management and Security
Near-Field Comms (NFC)
Product Notes
Additional 26Wh battery in dock. Core M5Y70 option. SSD up to 256GB. Tablet and 'ultrabook' keyboard weight 3 lb (1360 grams) USB 2.0 port on keyboard. AC Wifi included on Intel AC 7265 module. 3G options in mid 2015.
Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2 price guide (spot-check pricing.)
USA:$99901 Feb 15
$404.00

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Notebookcheck Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 222/11/15
Helix 2: 84% score in Notebookcheck review16/02/15
Lenovo Helix 2 USA sales page. (Offer seen at $819.18)01/02/15
PCWorld AU - Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2 Review01/02/15
Brief review by Surface Pro Artist.01/02/15
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