Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible | A Powerful Windows 8 Tablet That Can Dock Reversibly

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible : The Chinese Manufacturer Lenovo has just added another new addition to its Thinkpad lineup follow upping the 27 Inch Horizon Tablet PC announcement, the Thinkpad Helix.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible

 

The Thinkpad Helix is a flippable 11.6-inch Ultrabook that works similar to the famous ThinkPad Yoga. But the quirky thing about Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix is, it can serve as a standalone tablet, an Ultrabook or a presentation station, thanks to the reversible docking port. Lenovo called this cool feature as “rip and flip” touchscreen, making it ideal for watching movies when you’re in a cramped airplane seat.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible

The Helix offers a 1080p Gorilla Glass display with in-plane switching technology for vibrancy and good viewing angles. Under the hood, the machine is powered by a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Other specs include a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-MP front-facing shooter, NFC connectivity and baked-in LTE. Lenovo estimates the tablet itself will get 5 hours of battery life while the the keyboard dock adds another 5 hours, giving the total battery life of the device will reach up to 10 hours. The device is light and portable, which weighs 3.7 pounds with the keyboard attached. But just the tablet itself, it weighs 1.8-pounds, which is heavier than smaller devices like the 1.5 pound iPad.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible Specs

 

Everything sounds good up until the price, Helix will go on sale in late February for $1,499. But as a nice product, you have to expect it to come with expensive price tag.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible

The tablet can be flipped 180 degrees and dock it back in to the base, making it as a stand.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible

Dock

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible

Redesigned Trackpad

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible

side View

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible

Pen Input

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible

Two USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, VGA and mini DisplayPort connections. However, it’s missing out an SD card or microSD card reader on neither the tablet nor the dock.

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