ThinkPad Helix 2 Discussion Thread

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  1. ultra99

    ultra99 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Isn't the Core M has enough power to run OneNote and PDFs without lag?
    Compared to my Asus Vivotab 8".... i think it should be an improvement?
    The x220T is a good computer, but maybe as a laptop more than a tablet due to it's clunkiness?
     
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    The Core M in the Helix 2 is two generations old but it still beats the Atom


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  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I'm sure it has enough power, so if price, weight, and battery life are all ok for you, go ahead. But if you know your budget and whether you need a true laptop mode (or keyboard even), you could ask "what's the best device for my needs?". You might get some suggestions of more recent devices. Personally I'd be hesitant to buy a relatively of machine when affordable newer devices exist.
     
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    Both true, but just so you're aware, the i7 in the X220t handily outperforms the Core M in the Helix 2, see this comparison.
     
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    Might pull the trigger on the Helix 2 + Keyboard Pro, as the Surface 3 or Thinkpad Tablet are expensive!
     
  8. HJK

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    True, but the Helix 2 looks to have a faster SSD and faster graphics, so maybe a trade off? And the 5Y71 on the Helix 2 is no slouch. And what configuration of each are we looking at?
    Of course I post as one who doesn't own a Helix 2, but it seems to me that Ultra99 would be very happy with one of the many Core M devices on the market right now, include the Helix 2. Any Core M should be a huge step up from any atom and should handle OneNote and PDFs fine.
     
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    The specs on the Helix 2 is 128gb ssd and 4gb ram.
     
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