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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
6.8 out of 10

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

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Reviews and Problems with Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

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Overall 4
4.0

Bad reliability

Lynn, Amazon
23 January 2016
  • Summary: Something is wrong because the computer locks up and goes dead. It is that the computer becomes unresponsive to any input. The only solution is to stick small wire into reset hole to cause reboot. And often computer says there is no network hardware so can't connect to internet.
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Overall 4
4.0

and I have to tell you that I am not been happy with the purchase

Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 October 2014
  • Summary: I have had this computer for almost a year, and I have to tell you that I am not been happy with the purchase. This computer looks slick. However for its price it is a major disappointment, and compared with earlier Lenovo tablets (X200) is a let down. The device has some design problems.
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Overall 4
4.0

I'd rather get the Microsoft Surface

Vivin Viswanathan, Amazon
14 July 2014
  • Summary: Fan way too loud and system runs fairly hot. Not exactly my ideal combo system. I quickly went back to my X1 Carbon because of the quieter fan and approximately comparable weight. For the cost of the system, the Microsoft Surfaces are easily better alternatives. Sorry Lenovo.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wanted to love it... have grown to really hate it

IB, Amazon
30 June 2014
  • Summary: I've had this computer for ten months now, and I really wanted to love it when I first got it. Seemed the perfect form factor -- large, detachable tablet, with a stellar ThinkPad keyboard. Heavy, yes, but with a Core i7 and an extra battery, I could see why. Unfortunately...
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Overall 4
4.0

You don't get what you pay for.

Stephan de la Peña, Amazon
6 January 2014
  • Summary: The Helix definitely works. Great keyboard, nice slim computer, good materials... You pay for a premium computer. Here is the good and the bad: + I love the keyboard. Great! + small + solid + high resolution + the tablet hardware works fine - taking it off an on.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good idea, badly executed

Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 November 2013
  • Summary: Positives: 1. The particular approach of building a Win8 tablet/laptop combo is great (but execution is terrible) 2. The claimed 10-hour total battery life (but real-life experience isn't that) 3. HD Screen (but, as a minor point, text is not easy to read sometimes) Negatives: 1.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great design, poorly built, terrible hardware

orangeade, Amazon
22 November 2013
  • Summary: I have been using my Lenovo ThinkPad i7 Helix for 5 months now, I believe I was one of the first to get one when it went into production. The pros: 1. The design - a fast processor laptop with a detachable touch screen is a great idea. Lenovo should get credit for that. 2.
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Overall 4
4.0

Returned it.

george-usgr, Amazon
22 August 2013
  • Summary: - Frequent requests for buying additional software (for PDF, backup's etc) - Spacebar key (left side ok, right side or center needed extra push) - The helix has two batteries: keyboard dock and tablet. The tablet one stopped being recognized by the OS after a week.
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Overall 4
4.0

not totally impressed with it

MJSamaz, Amazon
19 July 2013
  • Summary: The bad side: it's top-heavy (tips over easily), a little glitchy, freezes briefly as if it was still using a hard drive, periodic crashes when I pop screen from keyboard. Definitely need external monitor, keyboard and mouse with this for intensive use, so add that to the already high price.
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Overall 4
4.0

Build Quality Doesn't Reflect High Price

Sam The Rabbit, Adorama
28 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The hinge feels flimsyThe paint started peeling after two daysThe pen driver is buggy and incompatible for many programs.
  • Pros: Wacom Tablet
  • Cons: Flimsy Hinge, Low Build Quality, Runs Very Hot, Wacom Drivers Buggy
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