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ThinkPad Helix Convertible Laptop


The 11.6" ThinkPad Helix gives you the purposeful design, trusted quality, and relentless innovation you’ve come to expect from any ThinkPad PC. Whether you use it in Tablet, Laptop, or Desktop Mode, this brilliantly engineered device offers a seamless user experience and sets a new standard for 2-in-1 computing

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    Intel® Core™ M and Intel® Core™ M vPro™ Processors

    These processors deliver the performance to increase productivity for your business. Devices turn on in an instant and are always up-to-date. You can multitask quickly, move effortlessly between applications, and collaborate wirelessly in a high quality videoconference — all with the convenience of longer battery life. Plus, you can guard against identity theft and ensure safe access to your network with built-in security features. In fact, the only thing more amazing than an Intel Core processor-based PC, is what you will do with it.

    Windows 8.1

    Built for business. Built for life. The new Windows brings together everything you do across all your devices — whether at home, at work, or on the go. With Windows 8.1 Pro, you get everything in Windows 8.1, plus enhanced security features like trusted boot, improved biometric support, backup to SkyDrive, anti-malware, device encryption, and remote business data removal, as well as simplified technology like tap to print, auto-triggered VPN, SkyDrive integration, and more.

    2-in-1 Form Factor

    Use your Helix as a Tablet or snap it into an external keyboard to use it as a fully capable Laptop PC. Should you want to use it as a Desktop, simply attach it to a dock for use with a larger monitor, full-sized mouse and keyboard, etc. Get adaptability on your terms

    Full HD (1920x1080), 370-Nit Display With IPS Technology

    The Helix’s stunning display uses in-plane switching (IPS) technology for high brightness, vivid colors, and nearly 180-degree viewing angles.

    Long Battery Life

    Do a full day of work — and then some — on a single charge. The Helix’s battery lasts for up to eight hours in Tablet Mode.

    Digitizer Pen Support

    Select models include a digitizer pen to maximise productivity on your ThinkPad Helix. In all five modes, the digitizer pen performs capacitive touchscreen functions — swipe, drag, open, click — with precise control, and converts your handwriting into digital text. It provides a natural, fluid writing experience and lets you take notes, sign documents, annotate PDFs, and more.

    Advanced Security/Manageability Features

    Intel® vPro™ technology makes enterprise-level manageability even more convenient and cost-saving — manage, protect, repair, or locate your deployed laptops from anywhere in the world. Other features that help make the Helix a secure, enterprise-ready business tool, configure your ThinkPad Helix to, include software and hardware TPM, fingerprint support, and SmartCard support.

    Substantial Storage

    With up to 256GB storage, the ThinkPad Helix has plenty of space for all of your important files, videos, photos, and presentations.

    Dual Cameras

    2MP front-facing HD webcam for crystal-clear video conferencing; 5MP HD AF rear-facing camera with 30 fps video recording.

    Ultraportable, Yet Durable

    With weights ranging from 795g (tablet only) to 1.36kg (tablet plus Ultrabook Keyboard), and thicknesses ranging from 9.6mm (tablet) to 25.4mm (tablet plus Ultrabook Keyboard), the Helix is ultraportable in any configuration, and perfect for doers on the go. Yet robust materials like aluminum and Gorilla Glass, plus eight MIL-SPEC tests, ensure this is one tough, durable device.

    Full Accessory Ecosystem


    Get the most out of your Helix device with a complete ecosystem of accessories, designed to optimise and protect your investment and boost productivity, from the Ultrabook and Ultrabook Pro* Keyboards, to the ThinkPad Tablet Dock, to the Quickshot Cover, to the Digitizer Pen. 
    *Ultrabook Pro Keyboard available in mid February 2015


    Get the most out of your Helix device with a complete ecosystem of accessories, designed to optimise and protect your investment and boost productivity, from the Ultrabook and Ultrabook Pro Keyboards, to the ThinkPad Tablet Dock, to the Quickshot Cover, to the Digitizer Pen. 

    Connectivity Options

    Get online wherever you are, thanks to 802.11 a/c WiFi and optional connectivity features like broadband 4G/3G and near field communications with wireless display support, so your Helix will have no trouble communicating with other devices.

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    2-in-1 form factor with five modes
    lenovo convertible tablet thinkPad helix 2nd gen
    Full HD (1920x1080), 370-nit display with IPS technology
  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad Helix Convertible LaptopTech Specs

    • Intel® Core™ M-5Y10c Processor (4M Cache, 0.8GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (2.0GHz)
    • Intel Core M-5Y71 Processor (4M Cache, 1.2GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (2.9GHz), Intel vPro™ Technology
    Operating System
    • Windows 8.1 64-bit
    • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    11.6" FHD (1920x1080), VibrantView (glossy) display with infinity Corning® Gorilla® Glass, 370 nits, 800:1 contrast ratio, IPS, WideView (170° viewing), multitouch screen supports 10-finger gesture
    Digitizer Pen
    Wacom® digitizer pen
    Intel HD Graphics 5300 in processor, supports external digital monitor via micro HDMI; supports dual independent display; max. resolution: 1920x1080@60Hz (micro HDMI)
    4GB or 8GB max, 1600MHz DDR3L, soldered to systemboard, no socket
    • Front: 2.0-megapixel, 1080p resolution, fixed focus
    • Rear: 5.0-megapixel, 1080p resolution, auto focus
    M.2 SSD: 128GB or 256GB1
    Optical drive
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    • Tablet only: 301.1 x 192.5 x 9.6 mm
    • Tablet with Smart Card reader: 301.1 x 192.5 x 19.4 mm
    • Tablet only (Touch): 795g
    • Tablet only (Digitizer): 822g
    • Tablet only, with Smart Card reader: 855g
    Keyboard2 weight
    • Ultrabook Keyboard: 560g
    • Ultrabook Pro Keyboard: 900g
    Case colour
    Graphite Black
    Case material
    PC/ABS and Aluminum
    Integrated Lithium Polymer 2-cell (35Wh)
    Battery life3
    • Up to 8 hours
    • Up to 12 hours with Ultrabook Pro Keyboard2
    AC adaptor
    Keyboard (Optional)
    • ThinkPad Ultrabook Keyboard: (Mechanical keyboard) 6-row, touchpad with 2 integrated buttons, USB 2.0, pen holder
    • ThinkPad Ultrabook Pro Keyboard: (Battery keyboard) 6-row, TrackPoint® pointing device, multitouch with 3+2 buttons click pad, security keyhole, USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, integrated 4-cell battery (26Wh), 36W AC adaptor
    Fingerprint reader
    Audio support
    HD Audio, Realtek® ALC286-VC codec, stereo speakers, 0.7 watt x 2 / digital microphones, combo audio/mic jack
    USB 3.0 Ethernet Adaptor
    Wireless LAN
    Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (2x2, 802.11ac/a/b/g/n) with Bluetooth® 4.0
    Wireless WAN (optional)
    • Ericsson N5321 Mobile Broadband HSPA+
    • Sierra EM7345, 4G LTE/HSPA/GSM/GPRS/EDGE, GPS
    SIM card
    Near Field Communication (optional)
    Smart Cover
    Quickshot cover (optional)
    • USB 3.0 (AlwaysOn)
    • Micro SD
    • Smart Card reader (optional)
    • combo audio/microphone jack
    • Micro HDMI
    • Micro-SIM card tray (for 3G/4G configured model)
    • Dock Connector

    Specifications and availability may differ from that promoted or available from Lenovo resellers from time to time.

    1256GB SSD supports OPAL
    3Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning and other customer preferences.

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Standard on ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen:
Battery Life
Up to 8 hours (tablet mode)
Starting at 822 g (tablet only)
Stereo with Dolby® Home Theater® v4
Digital microphone
USB 3.0, microSD, mic/headphone combo, microHDMI
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