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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00 (ThinkPad Helix Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.35 kg ( = 47.62 oz / 2.98 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1400 Euro

 

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00

60% Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
Source: PC Authority English
Before we explain why we’re not fans of this, let’s take a look at the tablet portion of the package. The 11.6 inch screen packs a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, and it’s a very respectable performer with decent viewing angles and excellent image quality. Being a Windows 8.1 tablet it’s also a touch-screen, and accuracy with the included Wacom stylus is excellent. It doesn’t seem to have the same pressure-sensing of Microsoft’s Surface though, and there’s absolutely no mention of this feature in the specs. The stylus slides away inside the base when not in use, making it easy to keep track of.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Model: The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00 is a complete 2-in-1 device that takes the best of both worlds from a laptop and tablet device. Instead of a run of the mill fancy hybrid device, the Helix is purposefully designed to take the classic ThinkPad characteristics and expend on its form factor. The business device comes in graphite black with a specialized docking hinge enabling easy form transformation, while it is equipped with the comfortable ThinkPad keyboard and touchpad. There are two keyboard docks to choose from; the ThinkPad Ultrabook Keyboard which comes with 2 integrated buttons with a pen holder feature or the ThinkPad Ultrabook Pro Keyboard with the TrackPoint, USB 3.0 and 4-cell battery extension.

Display on the device is an 11.6 inch FHD PS VibrantView panel. Hardware on the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00 consist of an Intel Core M-5Y71 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz with Intel vPro technology, up to 8 GB of DDR3L RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 5300 GPU and up to 256 GB of internal storage using a M.2 SSD. The Windows 8.1 laptop is made from PC/ABS and aluminium making it a lightweight yet durable setup. Other features include stereo audio with Dolby Home Theater v4, microSD support, a micro HDMI out and NFC. The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00 comes with a 2-cell Lithium-Polymer battery.

Intel HD Graphics 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (4.5 W TDP).  Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
5Y70:

Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
11.6":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.35 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-06- 3 (Update: 2019-04-30)