76
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A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review

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.

Pros
  • Long battery life
  • Inventive, versatile form factor
  • Sturdy, comfortable keyboard
  • Bright display with great viewing angles
Cons
  • Some awkward design elements
  • Expensive considering the last-gen components
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User Reviews

80
briendownie
so far I'm a huge fan of this machine. one of my favorite laptops I've ever...read more
80
ecloud
I replaced an S10-3t with this, to use nearly daily on my subway commute. It's...read more
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
Other
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick

General

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
yes (GSM-based)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Other

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer (70 capacity Wh)

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (2 port(s)) (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
36983TM

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
Other
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick

General

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
yes (GSM-based)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Other

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer (70 capacity Wh)

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (2 port(s)) (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
36984VM

Key Specs

Model
36983RM

Key Specs