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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

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Overall 7
6.5
Design 3
3.0
Performance 8
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Battery performance 8
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Display 7
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Keyboard 9
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Software 8
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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: CES is mostly just one hellacious blur. Here’s a gadget, and another gadget, and a hooker, and a gadget, and hey do you want to know about my Kickstarter? At CES 2013, laptops were particularly hard to keep track of; everywhere you looked, a manufacturer had some novel way for you to spend $1,000 on a Windows 8 ultrabook. Through all the chaos, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix somehow stood out.
  • Pros: Solid performance as both tablet and laptop, Great battery life, Great keyboard
  • Cons: Ugly, unpolished design, Awkward hinge, High-res display can be a problem, Really expensive
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
16 July 2013
  • Conclusion: But if you need the convenience of a part-time, pen-enabled tablet and an 11.6-inch ultrabook, with close to all-day battery life and exceptional input devices, then the Helix is the one for you. On its terms, it's one of the most successful convertibles we've seen.
  • Pros: Comfortable keyboard, Good battery life, when attached to keyboard base, Touch pad is tuned for Windows 8, Supports touch-screen and pen-based input
  • Cons: Expensive, No SD card slot, 3rd Generation, not "Haswell," processor, Awkward vent location
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Overall 6
6.0

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

MobileTechReview.com
16 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is a versatile, powerful and well built transformer tablet-Ultrabook. It has the computing performance to handle Adobe Photoshop, software development, RAW photo editing and more and the Wacom digitizer with pen sets it apart from touch-only tablets. We adore the excellent keyboard and solid touchpad, as well as the secondary battery in the dock. We wish it had a backlit keyboard, but that's not a deal breaker.
  • Pros: Good performance, sharp full HD IPS display, Wacom digitizer with pen, works equally as well as a tablet or laptop, very good keyboard.
  • Cons: Uses outgoing 3rd gen Intel Core Ivy Bridge rather than Haswell CPUs, very expensive (though prices seem to be dropping). No SD card slot. Fan skirt tends to catch on laptop bags when inserted.
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Overall 6
6.0

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review

expertreviews.co.uk
21 August 2013
  • Summary: A highly capable tablet that runs the full version of Windows 8, but it's far too expensive
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Overall 6
6.0

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review

PC Advisor
9 February 2013
  • Summary: The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is a good effort at a hybrid Windows tablet and laptop. Read our Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review to find out more.
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