The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix release was delayed until later this spring, which got me wondering, “What’s a Helix?”
The Helix was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show and is being marketed as a, “Rip and Flip” mobile computing platform. According to Lenovo, it is primarily an Ultrabook with the added benefit of a removable and very light tablet. The tablet can be removed or, “ripped” and flipped on the base for presentations. This also allows users to fold the device down into a usable tablet while keeping the connectivity of the base and its ports.
For interactivity, it has the keyboard, a larger five-button clickpad and an onboard precision pen. The screen is almost 12 inches in high definition 1080p; it runs on the Intel 3rd generation Core i7 processor, a solid-state hard-drive with Windows 8 and a battery that can get you through your day at 10 hours.