Lenovo Intros New ThinkPad Helix
An Unmatched Business 2-in-1 Ultrabook To meet the needs of business customers wanting a tablet for when they’re on-the-go, and a laptop for an extra level of productivity, Lenovo gives them the best of both worlds with the ThinkPad Helix, now even thinner and lighter and more fully-featured. The tablet portion of ThinkPad Helix weighs 1.8 pounds, and measures only 0.38 inches, 15 percent thinner than its predecessor.
The new ThinkPad Helix sets an even higher standard for business 2-in-1 Ultrabooks with its top-of-the-line hardware and software technologies for unmatched flexibility, productivity and connectivity. This high performance Ultrabook packs even more power with the all new Intel® Core™ M processor, providing even better performance than the previous generation. Running on the trusted build and durability of Think-branded products, ThinkPad Helix also looks great with its sleek and premium finish. Fashioned from an aluminum grip-friendly finish, it provides a professional image for business.
The ThinkPad Helix also features an astonishing 12 hours of battery life, an improvement of 60 percent over its predecessor with the Ultrabook Pro Keyboard. With the Ultrabook Pro Keyboard ThinkPad Helix retains the five modes users rely on to stay productive – Tablet, Stand, Tent, Laptop, and Desktop. The versatile and detachable ThinkPad Helix allows users to work comfortably typing on its legendary ThinkPad keyboard or to take notes and sketch with its digitizer pen. Then to switch from laptop to tablet, simply rip and go. Or to place it in Tent or Stand Mode, rip and then flip the 11.6-inch laptop’s screen 180° and re-insert into the base.
The ThinkPad Helix includes Windows 8.1 Pro and a suite of add-on security options, including biometric fingerprint reader, military-grade smart card reader and three factor authentication. The 2-in-1 also comes pre-loaded with software offerings like Lenovo Settings, Lenovo Companion 2.0, Lenovo Reach and Lenovo SHARE it to keep users’ digital content organized between different devices and files. Lenovo Settings provides users with the ability to control and improve their device’s performance and manage system functions easily, automatically and predictably, while Lenovo Companion 2.0 acts as a central hub for users to learn about their device’s system and how to monitor its health. Lenovo.
The ThinkPad Helix will be available beginning in October with models starting at $999 (with Ultrabook keyboard) and models with the Ultrabook Pro keyboard will be available in January worldwide via business partners and www.lenovo.com.