Next, we'll take a look at how the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix compares to other systems in terms of performance.
The ThinkPad Helix earned a mid-range score in the OpenGL benchmark and one of the lower scores in the CPU test. To be fair, we didn’t expect the ThinkPad Helix to outscore some of the more powerful systems in our reference chart but we would have liked to see the device score better than it did in this test.
We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, File System).
SANDRA CPU and Multimedia Benchmarks
SANDRA Memory and File System Benchmarks
The Core i5-3337U processor found in the ThinkPad Helix holds its own in comparison to other processors in the CPU test. The story is much the same in the Processor Multi-Media test and Memory Bandwidth test where the ThinkPad Helix earns midrange scores. The SSD found in the ThinkPad Helix earns a top marks in the Physical Disks test, however.