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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
7.7 out of 10

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Great Deal: $1,067.99

Reviews and Problems with Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

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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

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

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

Good idea, badly executed

Yuk-fai Fong, Amazon
10 August 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

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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