Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 'Rip & Flip' Convertible Review

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Next, we'll take a look at how the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix compares to other systems in terms of performance.

Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
Content Creation Performance
Cinebench R11.5 is a 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation suite used by animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.


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.

Synthetic Benchmarks: CPU & RAM

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.

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ajm531 one year ago

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.

JeremiahWhite one year ago

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

shadizzle one year ago

Pretty expensive, but def. a nice device.

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