OH WHY OH WHY DID I GIVE AWAY MY HELIX 2?!?

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  1. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    More and more I think the perfect mobile art tablet was the Lenovo Helix 2nd gen I had briefly. I didn't know what I had, and I gave it away to my sister when I scored Miix 700 for cheap. I suppose I was seduced by that watchband kickstand, and the 8GB of RAM, but that Helix 2nd gen so f'n good as a mobile sketchbook in retrospect... It had long battery life, gorgeous laminated IPS screen, fantastic EMR digitizer WITH Feel driver support, and the perfect size to take everywhere, but still big enough screen to draw on without cramping. I did some of my best drawings with that tablet...

    Now I'm eyeing eBay constantly for 8GB RAM 256GB SSD version. I see a "new" one for around $550. Lordy help me I think Imma gonna buy one with my next paycheck... Go away Surface Go with crap CPU and pen. Screw you Galaxy Book 10.6 with eMMC storage and no Feel driver. I'm going back home to perfection soon~

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  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Hahaha, put away the wine bottle! :D I hope you two will be very happy together.
     
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    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Thanks but that's first gen Helix with 3rd gen Core i7. I had the 2nd gen with Core M. I'd rather have the battery life and laminated screen.
     
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    time to sweet talk your sister...
     
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    Maybe she'll swap it with the Miix 700...
     
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    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    How was the performance of this thing? Could you push large brushes around the canvas too?
    I always thought the Helix was a sexy little thing.
     
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    I had the slower 5Y10 but I could sketch with 50 pixel wide chalk brush at full speed in CSP.
     
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    Selofain Chronic Lurker

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    I wish Lenovo still made the Helix. That's my favorite form factor, and I'm still peeved that the Surface Book has too many compromises for me to be happy with it.

    A 13" Helix would probably hit all my must haves. Though it would probably still be 16:9, not 16:10 or 3:2...
     
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    My sister is willing to exchange the Helix 2 for a fully loaded Miix 700! Bless her capitalistic little heart...

    The exchange is set for first week of August! Can I wait that long or will I foolishly end up buying a loaded one from eBay before that? Stay tuned TPCreview friends...
     
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