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|The Lenovo Thinkpad Helix offers an advanced tablet/laptop configuration with battery capacity up to an impressive 70Wh with the clamshell dock. The weight, however, is high at 1.7KG, much more than other 11.6" ultrabooks that go down to 1KG. SSD options, CPU options (including VPro support) and memory up to 8GB give the business user and consumer a wide choice of configurations. We think the Lenovo Helix is going to be very popular here on Ultrabooknews but pricing will be high. Starting price: around $1500.|
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Lenovo Thinkpad Helix Specifications
|Model name||Thinkpad Helix||CPU||Intel Core i5-3317U|
|CPU speed||1700 Mhz|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 8.1|
|Display Size||11.6" 1920 X 1080||Screen Type
||Touch with Digitizer|
|Battery capacity||42 Wh|
|Weight (Minimum)||785gm / 1.73 pounds|
Mobile sim-card slot
SDHC slot (Micro)
|Wireless Interfaces||802.11 b/g/n|
Bluetooth Info N/A
Dolby Advanced Audio
Wireless Display (WiDi, Miracast or similar)
IPS / Wide-View Display
|Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)|
|Intel VPro Management and Security|
|Near-Field Comms (NFC)||*Specifications can vary|
Lenovo Thinkpad Helix information
|Total weight with dock - 1.7KG / 3.75lbs. Total thickness with dock - 20.4mm. Also available with Core i7 / VPro options and Windows 8 Pro (can vary by country.) Quoted battery life: Tablet Up to 6hrs. Tablet+Dock: Up to 10 hours. Ethernet is via USB dongle. WiFi is Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 which includes WiDI support. Display quoted as 400 nits brightness. Memory options up to 8GB. OPtions on SSD: 180GB (could be Intel SSD) and 256GB. Dock contains additional 24Wh battery and USB3.0 port. (USB3.0 not available on tablet.) Lenovo quote a tablet+ mode. " 40% increased performance in "tablet+" mode over stand-alone core i tablet" which could mean that the tablet is down-clocked when not in the i+ mode. (down to 1Ghz - TDP-down mode, unconfirmed.)|
|Lenovo Thinkpad Helix prices|
|USA||$1499||07 Feb 13|
|Germany||€1700||23 Apr 13|
|Lenovo Thinkpad Helix news and review links.||Date|
|Early information on the Lenovo Thinkpad Helix||23/02/19|
|Lenovo's Official Specifications PDF||23/02/19|
|Thinkpad Helix Pricing Information||23/02/19|
|Retailer: Lenovo Helix shipping in next few days.||23/02/19|
|PC World - Lenovo Thinkpad Helix Review||23/02/19|
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