ThinkPad Helix 2 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Lenovo (IBM)' started by ibmthink, Aug 28, 2014.

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  1. ultra99

    ultra99 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    These brands are hit or miss. Plus, probably no/irrelevant warranty and will take forever to reach.
     
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    If I read how people here talk about their problems with Dell, Lenovo,HP etc I'm not really sure you are better of with them.

    I have a few Thinkpads, so I'm not against Lenovo.

    But to each his own.
     
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  3. HJK

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    All of the Chinese tabs I've looked into have poor wifi and can't even pick up a 5ghz signal. So that's a non-starter for me and probably for most. Iirc that was the case with the earlier Cube stylus models, but maybe they have upgraded that with the new Mix plus? Doubt it.
     
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    The new Cube tablets come with an Intel Wireless AC 3165.
    Piking up my 5GHz wifi just fine.


     
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    Nice!
    Do you know if the iWork11 Stylus has the same? I'm intrigued by the dual-boot configuration.
     
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    There is no dual boot configuration, he bootet a remixOS from usb and it isn't more then a barely running Android.
    Powermanagement is horrible and some things are not working.
    And as the Stylus is the same as for the I7 Book, it is the same as the iWork 11.
    http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-accessories/pp_589639.html
     
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    Sorry if I was unclear. The iWork 11Stylus is available in a dual boot configuration. It looks to be a cherry trail version of the i7 Stylus/iBook.
    http://www.banggood.com/Cube-Iwork1...-Inch-Dual-OS-Tablet-p-1056468.html?rmmds=buy
     
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    Recently bought a Thinkpad Helix 2, and battery drain is terrible. On average, it's using 10+ W/hr, but reviews say it should be 2-6W/hr. Even with the pro dock, I'm barely getting 6+ hr of usability.

    Is anyone experiencing this with Windows 10? I've not tried Windows 8, so I'm wondering if it's some driver issue. I ran Lenovo utilities, all drivers installed.
     
  9. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Congrats! :) I haven't heard anything about Win10 being especially power hungry. Is it done with all the initial indexing and updating? Just to clarify, when you say 10 W/hr you mean 10W? It seems like the Core-m Haswell could do 4.5W, but the screen could add quite a bit to that.
     
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    Yes, notebookcheck gave a review with 6.5hrs for the helix without the pro dock. The tablet has a 36Wh battery, so 6hr of usage drains it at 6W/hr. I'm draining almost 2X as much at 10W/hr. That number is way tooo high, something is drawing more power than it should.

    No, this is just regular surfing after all the updating and stuff has been completed.
     
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