The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Lenovo Malaysia has recently revealed the latest addition to its laptop-tablet lineup, the ThinkPad Helix. The new model is designed for business professional, featuring a “rip and flip” design with four unique usage modes, including laptop mode, tablet mode, stand mode and tablet+ mode.

 Laptop mode Tablet mode Stand mode Tablet+ mode

The ThinkPad Helix combines the performance of a business Ultrabook with the mobility of a Windows 8 tablet. In addition to 10 hours of battery life and  digitizer pen input, the Helix also features:

– Share data and presentations by placing Helix in Stand Mode—simply dock it backward on the enhanced keyboard
– Get more power, ports, and battery life than a standard tablet when you take Helix from Stand Mode to Tablet+ Mode by folding it down onto the base
– Digitizer pen with 1024 levels of sensitivity performs capacitive touchscreen functions — swipe, drag, open, click — with precise control, converts your handwriting into digital text, and stores away in convenient holder when not in use
– Always on, always connected: embedded 3G or 4G*, NFC* and WiFi with up to 10 hours of battery life with keyboard dock
– Vibrant, wide-view 1080p 400-nit IPS multitouch Corning® Gorilla® glass display
– Advanced security features: Intel® vPro™ and AMT technology, BIOS encryption, Kensington Lock port ,TPM chip and Computrace™ support
– Spill-resistant keyboard AccuType keyboard[more…] – Lenovo Mobile Access: Pay-as-you-go 3G connectivity without an expensive long term contract
– USB 2.0 port, Mini DisplayPort on tablet – keyboard dock adds two USB 3.0 ports and another Mini DisplayPort
– Dual cameras: 2.1MP front-facing webcam for crystal-clear video conferencing; 5MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and 30fps video recording
– Dolby® Home Theater® v4 and dual stereo speakers

Specifications of Helix:

Processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3667U Processor (2.0GHz, 4MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3427U Processor (1.80GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317U Processor (1.7GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
Weight 835g (Tablet)
1.7kg (Clamshell)
Dimension 296.1mm x 187.3mm x 11.6mm (Tablet)
296.1mm x 187.3mm x 20.4mm (Clamshell)
Display 11.6” FHD 1080p IPS (400 NITS)
Memory Up to 8GB DDR3L 1333MHz
Storage 128GB SSD (SATA 3)
180GB SSD (SATA 3)
256GB SSD (SATA 3)
Webcam 2MP 1080p front camera
5MP 1080p rear camera
Low light sensitivity
Face tracking technology
Battery Life Up to 6 hours (Tablet)
Up to 10 hours (Clamshell)
Up to 10 hours (Tablet+)
Navigation Five-button ClickPad
ThinkPad Pen
10 Finger multi-touch

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix with Intel Core i7 processor and Windows 8 Pro comes with a starting price of RM6,500.

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