Thinkpad Helix

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    the x1 touch is the same price ($1499), but you can get it for under $1200 with the discounts. so maybe we will be able to get it cheaper then the $1499 price.
     
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    In this video around 1:26 they state twice that the digitizer has 2048 levels of pressure, weather or not this is true is still up in the air. Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Hands On | english - YouTube

    So far this is the tablet/laptop I plan to buy also I have seen versions with and without micro sad and camera flash but for that price they better include both.
     
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    I'm actually surprised that the TP2 hasn't been discounted more. Lenovo normlly makes its new devices available at a steep discount when they're released to drum-up interest. If the X1C is any example, you should be able to get the base Helix (also going to be called an X1 I believe) for > $1,200.
     
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    Yeah that's actually what I was thinking too. It seems to be a marketing ploy, at it high and offer discounts. I don't mind, especially if I can ge the most decked out version for around 1500$. I'm not willing to pay 1500$+ for an i5.
     
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    Q1 2013? That's not too far off. Is it mentioned anywhere that they are using a full voltage processor? Early rumors said it was a full power processor, but 6 hours without the base battery seems a bit long.

    If its a full powered device, I'll be queuing up to get one ;)

    If its not, I'll...probably still get one, but less queuing. I've been wanting to try Lenovo for ages.
     
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    It is highly unlikely that it will be full voltage. Even Intel's new line of Haswell chips, expected to be released later this year, are all looking to be low voltage in comparison. I still think a ULV i7 would be more than adequate for most work, but this obviously sacrifices some computing power for portability. Personally, I'm tempted to wait for iteration 2 with Haswell chip inside 20-30% performance increase over Ivy Bridge, and on-board GPU that is twice as powerful as HD 4000. Hopefully some more details will be released at Intel's CES address later today.
     
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    What I got from one of the videos is that the keyboard dock has two fans that can kick in when the tablet is plugged in to enable overclock of the processor.
    Basically running low when in tablet only mode, but giving you full power when docked.
    This is also why there are so many connectors between the tablet and the dock as it looks like they have an in an out air channel built in between the tablet an the dock so the dock fans can extra cool the tablet.
     
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    A week ago, on the original Helix thread, I conjectured about the possibility of the Helix using 2 CPUs. I was almost right! ;) The intricacy of the keyboard-dock was quite suspicious. My guess was that Lenovo would put both an Atom and an Ivy Bridge processor in the kit.

    Now that I know it's just one CPU, I wish they had picked the new 10-watt Ivy Bridge to spare the battery a bit more. On the YouTube video, the Lenovo rep claimed 5hrs of battery life for the slate alone, but he was demonstrating the i7 model then. I wonder if the i3-based Helix can give 6-7 hours -- even if only on Power Saver mode.... That would be neat!
     
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    Looks like Haswell chips this spring. Wonder what this will be packing.
     
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