Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00
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Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00
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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%
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.
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.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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