Lenovo has officially introduced a new convertible tablet, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix. New device is actually its first ThinkPad tablet to have a detachable keyboard base. Lenovo says the Helix brings a Rip and Flip design, which lets users remove the 11.6-inch screen and act as a standalone tablet device, or use it as a usual laptop.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is capable to use in several different positions that flip the tablet 180 degrees. Running on Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro operating system, new ThinkPad Helix is aimed to business users, which ‘stand mode’ is useful for business presentations or even viewing movies.
This tablet packs an 11.6-inch touchscreen IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel, 400nit brightness, 10-point multitouch, a pressure-sensitive digital pen, and Gorilla Glass. Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible tablet boasts a 3rd-gen Intel Core processor (up to Core i7), Intel HD graphics, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of SSD.
Its battery is enabling up to 5 hours in tablet mode alone or 10 hours with the keyboard base. In connectivity term, there are two USB 3.0 ports, mini-DisplayPort, Ethernet, NFC (Near Field Communication), and mini-HDMI. Lenovo is also offering the Helix model with 4G LTE mobile broadband.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix ultrabook / tablet hybrid device should be available in the US market in late February. It will showcase at CES 2013 also.
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