Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Review- Almost perfect Windows 8 Hybrid
The First time we saw the Helix was over 6 months ago at CES 2013. Finally this interesting Lenovo product has hit the market. The ThinkPad Helix is a Hybrid Tablet/ laptop device that comes with Lenovo’s new glass ClickPad keyboard, 10-point multi-touch and digitizer pen functions, and near field communications (NFC) “tap to do” for fast and easy data sharing, Helix provides multiple ways for users to interact, create and consume. Powerful performance features including the latest 3rd Gen Intel Core processors up to i7, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro OS, up to 8GB DDR3 1600MHz memory and up to 256GB SSD storage, make the Helix the premiere business convertible device. Plus, when the Windows 8 Tablet is combined with its base (5 hour battery life), Helix provides over 10 hours of battery life. With a Starting Price of $1247, the Helix is a high-priced tablet/ laptop solution.
The Helix first and foremost is a ThinkPad, and its hows with its build quality. The same quality derived from the X1 carbon is what you find with the Helix. Nothing feels flimsy or cheap. Functionality, the Helix works well in every aspect, the keyboard dock is a god-sent with one small issue. The Docking mechanism is quirk at best and not intuitive. One that leave room for a lot of improvement, should Lenovo keep the Helix line. Overall I really like the Helix, its pack processing power a lot of Battery life and great functionality.