May 222013

Lenovo has just launched the Windows8 Tablet ThinkPad Helix, and now it’s sold in the U.S., but this is not for individual users, but specially launched for the enterprise users, allegedly the product has optimized a lot for business users.

Lenovo ThinkPadHelix is equipped with a resolution of 1920 * 1080 11.6-inch touch screen, it will be sold together with the keyboard dock. Helix also makes some minor improvements to this keyboard dock, when the keyboard dock is inserted into the tablet, it will become laptop, which has “rip and flip” design, so you can lid it like notebook, and also it can be rotated 180 degrees like ThinkPad Tablet2. While the tablet itself is with a USB 2.0 port and a miniDisplayPort port, the keyboard base is still designed with two USB 3.0 ports, a miniDisplayPort interface, and another battery.

Individual tablet weights 1.8 pounds, it can run 6 hours without the keyboard base, and 10 hours with it. The tablet is equipped with 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD, its price is expected to be $ 1,680. While the other version is equipped with 3.2GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB memory and 180GB SSD, it runs Windows8Pro system, and it’s expected to be sold at $ 2,000. Currently users can order it on Lenovo’s official website, the official release date is on June 6.

Apr 122013

As early as in January this year, there was news that this Lenovo ThinkPad Helix would be available for sale in late February, but then Lenovo also said that the original plan to release it in late February would be delayed until March or April. However, the April has been more than half so far, there are still no news about the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, this product has been in a state of “coming soon” in its official website.

Same as the well-known ThinkPad Yoga deformable notebook, Helix has a variety of different forms, the official provides tablet and ultrabook two use modes, but the user can also flip the screen 180 degrees and insert in the base. Helix also provides a stylus (with memory slot), which is user-friendly to input in touch mode. It’s worth mentioning is that this product is with 1080p resolution Gorilla Glass screen that supports IPS technology, Lenovo calls it as the brightest screen in the ThinkPad brand products.

We can see from Lenovo official website, the machine is equipped with a 11.6-inch 1080p display, optionally Core i7 processor, 8GB memory and 256GB solid-state drive, it runs Windows 8 operating system. According to earlier news that the machine starting price will be $ 1,499.