Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 'Rip & Flip' Convertible Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 'Rip & Flip' Convertible Review

At CES, Lenovo revealed its ThinkPad Helix which it marketed as having a "groundbreaking 'rip and flip' design" that enables this 11.6-inch ultrabook to transform into a powerful Windows 8 tablet. When detached, Lenovo claims the Helix is the thinnest full-function Intel 3rd generation Core processor-based tablet with vPro support.

The ThinkPad Helix lets you work in four different modes: laptop, tablet, stand, and tablet+. When attached to the Enhanced Keyboard Dock in laptop mode, you’ll also get additional battery life and additional ports as well as Lenovo’s ThinkPad Precision keyboard, a five button trackpad that supports Windows 8 features, and TrackPoint mouse...

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 'Rip & Flip' Convertible Review

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hmmmm to expensive. I meant that tablet battery life is terrible. Why would i want to even use it in that mode if it can barely last 2 hours. Thats not convenient at all. I understand its a full ultrabook in a tablet mode but thats just not enough. I like that they used the idea of asus though and made the dock contain extra battery and ports and stuff since its supposed to be an ultrabook anyways.

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I don't think you realize that their test is meant to rip the battery a new one. That's an EXTREMELY impressive score for a tablet. Not many tech sites use this benchmark.

Straight from a review: Battery Eater Pro is an application that exists solely for the purpose of making life hell for your portable computer's battery. Rather than giving you a best case scenario prediction of the battery life in your notebook, Battery Eater Pro uses every power-hungry option to try to drain your battery as fast as possible. This is in many ways a better benchmark, since it's consistently repeatable, and lets you know what you can expect under the worst conditions

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Pretty expensive, but def. a nice device.

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