ThinkPad Helix 2 Discussion Thread

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  1. bloodycape

    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    Hopefully there is pen support, because Lenovo brought out a ThinkPad Yoga 11(though mainly for the education market) with no pen support at all. Now that would have been my perfect machine if it had pen support, but with Helix looming near and the talk of more TPY models there is a chance I could get a machine close to the specs I really want.
     
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    tijo Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Dead to me if it's 16:9. I thought they were getting it with the Tablet 10, but looks like this one is still 16:9.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I'm not looking at the moment but it would be dead to me too.;)
     
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    koz2050 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    OMG look at those beautiful dedicated Trackpoint buttons, please comeback baby...please.
     
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    shadowz619 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    getting rid of the pen silo was a deal breaker for me... backlit keyboard plz.
     
  6. Steve B

    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    I can let go of the silo, although its useful. It's the trackpoint and dedicated buttons I've required. It looks like they're offering different keyboard options, and some have a trackpoint while others do not.
     
  7. bloodycape

    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    I wonder which keyboard option(s) will offer a silo. Also, is there any rumors if the USB ports are full powered or if they are going to be like the TPT 10 & Surface Pro 3.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    Any news on whether there's going to be a silo that actually secures the pen in the body of the keyboard? I've only seen pics where the pen clips to the side. That seems sort of ...dangly and not-securely fastened. Having the trackpoint back is a major deal changer to me-- that pretty much brings me back into the fold for the idea of eventually having a new Thinkpad.

    If I could get a trackpoint and a real silo to go along with my lovely Thinkpad keyboard, I'd be golden. All I ever wanted was my x230t, just with a removable tablet screen. Why is that so hard?

    Still, this seems closer than anything else I've seen so far.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    For those who haven't looked at the linked articles, this picture shows the fixed angle lightweight KB dock option. No trackpoint on this one.

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    (Source TabTech)

    (edited to clarify that this is one of the keyboard options. The other one being a 'standard' variable angle power KB for extra battery life)
     
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