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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and screen. The battery and keyboard are also appreciated. Views about the sound and portability are mixed, and there are some negative opinions about the value for money.

design, keyboard, battery, screen, build quality

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Helix from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

build quality, design, value for money, performance, screen

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Helix from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

screen, portability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 3G Convertible

 

Unlimited mobility. A tablet for the meeting, a notebook for the

Excellent build quality; Versatile; Great Full HD display; Long battery life; Low noise emissions; Good application performance; Integrated UMTS modem

Very hot under full load; Just 4 GB of RAM; Limited expandability; High price

Those who are unhappy with the limited expandability of the Helix may want to have a look at some conventional convertibles such as the ThinkPad X230T or the Fujitsu Lifebook T902. Consumers (instead of business customers) might find the Microsoft...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review: high-quality tablet/ultrabook

 

This excellent Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook hybrid has a well-designed keyboard docking mechanism, typically solid build quality and a specification well suited to mainstream business use. It has a hefty price tag, though, and the lack of SD-based...

Long battery life when docked ; Good keyboard ; Solid construction ; Clever two-piece tablet/keyboard mechanism

Moderate battery life on tablet ; Short on connectors ; Relatively heavy ; Expensive ; Ethernet via USB dongle ; No SD card reader

The ThinkPad Helix is a excellent Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook hybrid. Its well-designed keyboard docking mechanism works better than the folding, sliding ideas that others have used, in our opinion. Build quality is typically solid, and the...

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Double the Trouble

 

Like it or not, tablets are the future. Lenovo's latest, the ThinkPad Helix, is not likely to be a part of it.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review: A versatile but expensive Ultrabook/tablet hybrid

 

The pleasingly versatile ThinkPad Helix can instantly switch from a full-blown Ultrabook to a Windows 8 tablet. But you'll have to pay to play.

Can operate as a touchscreen notebook or a Windows 8 tablet ; Solid-state drive speeds up frequently performed operations ; Dual-battery arrangement delivers up to 6.5 hours of battery life

Subpar audio ; High-res screen can make small type difficult to read ; Pricey considering its 11.6-inch display

The ThinkPad Helix deserves kudos for its innovative design, and a business user in search of a laptop-tablet convertible with good performance might find the high price tag palatable. (And if money is no object, you can upgrade to a faster processor,...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

 

One of the better detachable hybrid tablets on the market, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix gives the corporate IT buyer a prime option for their highly mobile workforce. This could be the best choice if you need both laptop and tablet functionality.

Detachable screen gives users extra portability when needed. Decent battery life with keyboard dock. Innovative, sturdy hinge and docking connector. Dual pointing devices plus touch screen. Comes with stylus and onboard stylus storage. Keyboard dock...

Some fan noise. Tablet has only USB 2.0 port. Hinge is locked when tablet out of dock. Pricey

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix ($1,679) is a portable Windows system for a demanding set of users. If your business absolutely needs Windows 7/8 compatibility, but your users are a motley crew who wants the best of tablets and the best of laptops, then the...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review

 

It's been six months since Lenovo launched the ThinkPad Helix at CES, but during that time we've never really stopped talking about it. Every time we've

Long battery life ; Inventive, versatile form factor ; Sturdy, comfortable keyboard ; Bright display with great viewing angles

Some awkward design elements ; Expensive considering the last-gen components

The Helix is the most innovative Windows 8 tablet hybrid yet, with dual batteries, a bright display and a comfy keyboard to match. Still, it's expensive, especially considering it ships with last-gen CPUs.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Review

 

Lenovo has big plans with Windows 8, convertible laptops and Ultrabooks, and more but one that caught our eye at CES was the ThinkPad Helix. With a fancy design, versatility, and an 11.6-inch 1080p display it's quite the device. After a few delays the...

Lenovo has an awesome idea and product here, it just needs some more time in the design department. We have a feeling business execs that need a one device for all scenarios could see the price as being worth it, but general consumers might not feel...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Convertible Ultrabook

 

The Helix is a well-made but expensive product that presents an interesting question. While there very well may be a market for an 11-inch hybrid with an emphasis on business and security features and a body leaning toward the industrial, rugged side,...

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is a solidly built laptop-tablet hybrid with all the security features your IT department needs. Thanks to dual batteries in the tablet and keyboard base, it can run for a full workday.

The Helix is stuck with Intel's less efficient previous generation of CPUs, making it feel especially expensive.

Even with the best detachable-screen hybrid hinge we've seen, the older CPU and high price make the ThinkPad Helix a hybrid for a select audience only.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Review

 

Since the official launch of Windows 8 last fall, we've seen more convertible PCs in more form factors than we'd care to count. But for comfortable use as a laptop, and a relatively lightweight tablet when you don't need the keyboard, the traditional...

Remarkably versatile design ; Great ThinkPad keyboard ; Comfortable touchpad ; Long battery life with keyboard dock

Heavy ; Tablet alone has short battery life ; Tablet gets hot under heavy load ; Limited port selection: No VGA port or SD card slot ; Keyboard not backlit

Business buyers take note: Lenovo’s Helix is an expertly designed do-it-all device with an excellent keyboard and ample battery life. But we do wish it had Haswell and weighed a bit less.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix offers a versatile convertible design, full HD touch screen and impressive battery life, but costs a pretty penny.

Easy to convert from notebook to tablet mode; Long battery life; Gorgeous 1080p display ; Excellent keyboard

Expensive; Runs hot; Volume buttons too recessed

Click to EnlargeWith a gorgeous display, above-average performance and long battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is a solid choice Windows 8 notebook-tablet hybrid for business users. This being Lenovo, the Helix also has one of the best keyboards...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:Full HD / WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 Pro
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:QS77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3337U / I5-3427U / I7-3667U
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