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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 starts at $979 USD

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Windows convertible with Intel Core-M Broadwell processor
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
The second iteration of this Windows convertible features a new Intel Core-M processor and offers extended battery life, a sturdy design, as well as a trackpoint system.

Lenovo introduced the first ThinkPad Helix back in 2013, and the second generation arrived this September. Now, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 convertible can be purchased starting at $979 USD, much cheaper than the first generation, which started at $1679 USD on launch. This premium portable runs Windows like its predecessor and uses a processor from Intel's Broadwell family.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 has the following base specs:

  • Processor: Intel Core M 5Y10 with Intel HD 5300 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 4 GB LPDDR3 1600 MHz; 128 GB SSD and microSD support
  • Display: 11.6-inch 10-point multitouch IPS LED with 1,920X1,080 pixels, Digitizer Pen pointing device
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 5 MP back
  • Audio: Dolby Home Theater v4 with stereo speakers and digital microphone
  • Connectivity: Intel Wireless 7265, Bluetooth Version 4.0, micro HDMI, USB 3.0
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Weight: 1.75 pounds tablet, 1.23 pounds keyboard dock
  • Autonomy: 8 hours tablet only, 12 hours with keyboard dock

Lenovo's website also has a more powerful model listed as ready to ship in one to three business days. Its price is $1,399 USD and uses the Intel Core M 5Y70 processor accompanied by 8 GB of memory and a 256 GB SSD. The cheaper model has only one year warranty, while this last one has three years.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-11-17 (Update: 2019-04-30)