Thinkpad Helix

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  1. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    This is the first tablet I've seen that even comes close to matching the Surface Pro in terms of my desire for it. I think I'm still leaning towards the Surface, but this thing looks great:

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    Lenovo ThinkPad Helix tablet / laptop hybrid gets a power-up when it docks | The Verge

    Apparently starting at $1499 and available in February.

    Also, 3.68 pounds with the dock, 1.84 pounds for just the tablet.
    http://www.pcper.com/news/Mobile/CE...lix-Convertible-Ultrabook-Rip-and-Flip-Design

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/06/lenovo-thinkpad-helix-official/
     
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    My thoughts exactly. I like Thinkpads. I use an X301 now. My only problem with the Helix is its display size. The 11.6" tablets I've held are all too big for me. Even the 10" Surface display is bigger than I would have liked but I think I can live with it.

    The Helix is tempting though. The keyboard looks great and the glass trackpad looks incredible. The overclock cooling sounds innovative as well.
     
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    I wish it was 10" too. Holding anything larger in portrait mode is really awkward.
     
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    I have a X230 and thus would like helix to have similar size but with a stylus and a touch screen (x230t is too thick). 10" is not comfortable for pdf reading for me.
     
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    Also, oops, I didn't realize there was already an old thread for it. :D
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Actually the older thread was based on the early rumor, it might not be a bad idea to focus discussion on the official specifications in the new thread. Not sure how to make that happen though.
     
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    Done. Let's just do it. So I'm hearing that it comes with 8 GB RAM, which is awesome. Assuming I can pair this with a nice i7 and the keyboard isn't too small for my big hands, I think this is a sure winner for me, if it is Wacom enabled. While the surface is definitely a contender, I was not too impressed with either keyboard cover in actual use. I also doubt it will be nearing 10 hours of battery life. Honestly, a dock able keyboard with additional battery was what made the Asus transformer the first successful android device. It will make this device just as successful for the same reasons. The fact that this also has ports and a stylus are just bonuses. The only think which might deter me is if Asus somehow announces a transformer book with stylus and/or dedicated graphics.
     
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    With a base price of $1,499, what do you think a fully loaded one will be?
     
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    Looks like I may be replacing my Thinkpad Tablet 2 with this when it inevitably comes out! I doubt it'll be out by February knowing Lenovo's track record (the TPT2 was delayed 2 months) but who knows.
     
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