Discussion in 'Lenovo (IBM)' started by JoeS, Oct 21, 2012.
Kupa X15 has a 1920x1200 res. if you really need it.
Sent from my Galaxy Note II
I was planning to buy the following helix model: 3698-4TU, apparently 2nd best loaded model, thinking that the only difference between this and 3698-4UU is only the 180GB v/s 250GB. Reason for 3698-4TU was, I'll be upgrading the ssd to 512gb... so might as well save ~$250 here for SSD.
But when I look at the model info: http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/tabook.pdf (page 12 or so) it seems 3698-4TU also does not have NFC, but has 4G, AT&T etc. Guys, do you think this is a typo... or Lenovo pulled a fast one here... forcing us to buy 4UU w/ $250 premium for fully loaded system.
This link, this model, claims to be IN STOCK right now as I post
Buy Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Prince Core i5-3317U 4GB 180G SSD W8P Notebooks - Convertible 36984LU today at PC Connection
So I guess it is just a question of a week or two for more models to become available?
The Lenovo site itself appears to still not be set up for ordering
Convertible Ultrabook Laptop & Tablet PC | ThinkPad Helix | 11.6" with Windows 8 (US)
Ebay can't ship to my country
Review videos are expected to be uploaded today on this channel: Miles Reiter - YouTube
(Well, here in Europe it's already 4/18, but he said the first videos would be up on 4/17 so I expect it's coming in a few hours.)
If his new videos are released with the same time estimations that Lenovo has used with the Helix, we should see them posted by May or June, give or take six months.
Bummer... Helix - Digital Pen Pressure Sensitivity issue
Link: Helix - Digital Pen Pressure Sensitivity issue - Lenovo Community
I wonder if pressure sensitivity doesn't work in PDF Annotator too. Would be a deal breaker for me.
The device should work exactly like the Surface Pro does. I would check if the Pro has pressure sensitivity in the program you want. It's all a driver issue, people. It just hasn't been done yet. I guess it will eventually, and hopefully that MS Surface Pro drive will work on other devices. But pressure sensitivity will work in apps that use the native Windows drivers-- One Note, Journal, Artrage, SBP, Manga Studio 5, etc.
I have seen a lot of people on this forum ask for 16:10 screen size, with pressure sensitive pen input for portrait mode/note taking. We don't have to give up on that dream, we just have to demand it. That's how the market works. The only reason 16:9 is what's out there, is because we're buying it. As consumers we just need to put our money where we want it to get results.
It's a risk because it's a foreign and untested device, but the Kupa X15 really does have most if not all of the features I see most people asking for. 16:10, removable battery, battery in the dock, more ram, pressure sensitive capable pen*, not to mention the keyboard dock has more ports than pretty much any keyboard dock I've seen. All of this and we're still willing to compromise on the Surface Pro for a slightly lower price tag, or the Lenovo Helix for the same price without the features we want.
Separate names with a comma.