It was not that long ago when the ultrabook laptop was the most desirable machine on the market, well now the market appears to be moving on. The ultrabook is still in favour, but it is the convertible version that is becoming very popular and Lenovo is offering the new ThinkPad Helix Convertible Ultrabook on its website for the first time. Like many convertible ultrabooks, the ThinkPad Helix has a neat 11.6 inch screen, but it is powered by the Intel Core i5 processor and HD Graphics 4000. There are four models in the range and price difference of over $500 between the entry level and top of the range machine, so there is a lot for the buyer to think about before taking the plunge.
In order to get a feel for what the ThinkPad Helix has on offer we are going to take a closer at the base model, which starts from $1,680 and offers an 11.6 inch screen with a 400nit Full HD display offering a 1920 x 1080 of pixel resolutions. It is going to be running on the latest Windows 8 64 operating system and powered by the Intel Core i5-3427U Processor with 3M Cache and a speed up to 2.80 GHz. While the video is provided by the Intel HD Graphics 4000 video card. There is 4 GB of PC3-10600 DDR3L SDRAM system memory and a 128 GB Micro Serial ATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) for storage purposes.
Communications are served by the built in USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter, Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna and Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205S (2×2 AGN) wireless LAN. Other features include the built in 2.0 mega pixel 1080p front camera, 5.0 mega pixel 1080p rear camera, Mini DisplayPort, fast connecting USB 3.0 ports, Near Field Communication Enabled, Keyboard Base with ThinkPad Precision Keyboard and a powerful 4 cell battery. Lenovo have priced the ThinkPad Helix Convertible Ultrabook to start from $1,680 but it can be as high as $2,200, so there is a massive price difference according to model and features.
Source: Ultrabook News