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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 (ThinkPad Helix Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5300, Core: 300 - 900 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, 10.18.10.3947
Memory
8192 MB 
, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600, soldered, not expandable
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 10 point multi-touch, LG LD116WF1-SPN2, IPS Panel, LED Backlight, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-Y PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB, 256 GB 
, M.2 form factor, 191 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Headset port (3.5 mm stereo jack), Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Manometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, Sierra Wireless EM7345 (4G LTE/HSPA/GSM/GPRS/EDGE, GPS, M.2), NFC
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.6 x 301 x 193 ( = 0.38 x 11.85 x 7.6 in)
Battery
35 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 2 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2 MP (front), 5 MP (rear) + LED flash
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 36-Watts-PSU, Wacom Digitizer, Norton Internet Security (Trial), Lenovo Solution Center, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.324 kg ( = 46.7 oz / 2.92 pounds), Power Supply: 150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds)
Price
1370 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 71%, features: 62%, display: 85% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2

84% Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
No more fans. Core-M makes it possible: The new ThinkPad Helix 2 is available without a fan for the first time, but is still supposed to provide sufficient performance for all important applications. Can the versatile convertible meet the high expectations of business customers?
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
Source: Computer Shopper English
All told, Lenovo's second-generation ThinkPad Helix is a compelling product with a winning design, but one that charges extra for its form-factor flexibility. Considering the size of the display and the performance it delivers, the Helix is a premium choice among laptop/tablet hybrids; you'll likely need to make an extra-special pitch to whoever holds the purse strings for your office or department.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its strong productivity performance, long battery life and useful digital pen, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 provides much of what business users need. This being Lenovo, the Helix 2 also has one of the best keyboards we've used in a tablet hybrid. Dell's Venue 11 Pro 7000 has a more colorful display and even longer battery life, but it has a slower SSD and it runs hotter.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Helix (2015) review
Source: Techradar English
Just who is the pricey ThinkPad Helix for? Clearly it isn't competing with Android tablets or the iPad. Perhaps not even the Surface Pro 3 – it would be silly to. All three have their own niche which they cover well, and Lenovo might not succeed if it took them head-on at their own game.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The ThinkPad Helix ticks all the right boxes for an enterprise convertible from a hardware and design perspective. Featuring a functionally built tablet section that's fully loaded with ports, a stylus and a solid keyboard attachment, the ThinkPad Helix is one of the best convertibles currently on the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Review
Source: Techspot English
I like the concept behind the ThinkPad Helix: a powerful, portable, business-oriented tablet with a reasonably large display that can be easily converted into a laptop on the go. With features like a fingerprint scanner and stylus, it’s meant to present a good alternative to other convertibles like the Asus Transformer Book or Surface 3 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

ThinkPad Helix长测:多模式办公体验!
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/05/2015
レノボ ThinkPad Helix(2015年発売モデル)の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2015

Comment

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.
5Y71: 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.
1.324 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.


75.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-02-10 (Update: 2015-02-10)