Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
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?
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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%
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%
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%
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/05/2015
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2015
CommentIntel 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.
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.
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.
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