The new 2014 Lenovo ThinkPad Helix will release in November with the price beginning at $979.
And if you need a second generation Windows 8.1 Pro tablet that have been re-engineered with the hope of becoming more useful, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is worth considering.
With some enterprise security, digitizer pen, global 3G/4G LTE support, optional finger print scanner, two different keyboards, and a docking made for it, it creates possibilities.
And then there’s the specifications. Processor options begins with Intel Core M and Intel Core M vPro. As for OS, there’s also the option between regular Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro.
The 11.6-inch display have a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio, 400 nit brightness and a 10 finger touch display support.
RAM is on the powerful side too, with 4GB and 8GB LPDDR3 RAM at 1600MHz. There are even more options on the storage side, which are 128GB/256GB, 512GB as well as 180GB and 360GB Intel drive.
Other mains specs we’de like to point out are the 802.11 ac/agn Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, the 2MP front camera and the 5MP rear camera, a micro-HDMI port and USB 3.0 port on the tablet, with additional ports on the keyboard.
And it has a 12 hour battery life, which is something to admire.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix weighs 795 gram, while it’s 9.6 mm thick. The combined weight with the keyboard is 1.35 kg for the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Ultrabook, and 1.7 kg for the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Ultrabook Pro.
With the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix hybrid now being thinner and cheaper, and still a powerful device, it’s a great computer for business people who travel a lot around the world. But we’re now seeing more competition in this category than last year, so it’s not as edgy as it used to be any longer. Though obviously still one of the most powerful and useful devices in this category.
– Tom Bowen