Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2

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Overview

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.

Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2 Price. (RRP. See below for latest prices.)
USA:$99901 Feb 15

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Specifications for the Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2

Specifications (base version)
Manufacturer Lenovo
Model name Thinkpad Helix 2
CPU type Intel Core M 5Y10
CPU speed 800 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD 5300 (Core M)
OS Microsoft Windows 8.1
Display Size
11.6" 1920 X 1080
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touch Technology
Touch with Digitizer
RAM 4096 MB
SSD 128 GB
Battery capacity 35 (Wh)
Weight 794g / 28 oz.
Size (w/h/d mm) 301/192/9.4 mm
Size (w/h/d inches) 11.9/7.6/0.4

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)

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Latest Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2 News

Latest NewsTrack product
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

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.

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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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