Lenovo ThinkPad Helix ultrabook out

Lenovo’s latest Windows 8 ultrabook ThinkPad Helix is out. Now, what to do with it?

We get it, Lenovo seeks to cover every nook and cranny of the existing computer segments today. Lenovo even have the cheapest quality tablet available today [tablet comparison chart].

But who is looking to buy a Windows 8 ultrabook from $1,775 and upwards, when there are so many other great ultrabooks available today at much lower prices?

11.6-inch display, Windows 8 pro, up to 10 hours of battery life, a choice of Intel i5 or i7 processor, and up to 8GB of DDR3L 1333MHz RAM may sound pretty good at first, but hardly if you begin to look closer.

Just to put things into perspective – with a display resolution of only 1920×1080, it offers the same resolution as the new 5-inch Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

When the tablet/screen is detached, the battery is claimed to only last up to 6 hours. And of course, given its size, just the tablet alone weighs in at 835g.

At least Evernote comes as a free preloaded app. Which should come in handy for students at the Setonian that have all adopted this ultrabook in place of Samsung devices.

– Tom Bowen

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