Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 'Rip & Flip' Convertible Review - HotHardware

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 'Rip & Flip' Convertible Review

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Futuremark PCMark 7
Simulated Application Performance

Futuremark’s PCMark 7 is a well-known benchmark tool that runs the system through ordinary tasks, including word processing and multimedia playback and editing. Graphics and processor power figure prominently in this benchmark, but graphics power doesn’t play as big a role here as it does in another Futuremark benchmark, 3DMark (which is designed for testing the system’s gaming capabilities).

The ThinkPad Helix earned second place in this test. This is impressive, especially considering the ThinkPad Helix outscored a few systems with more powerful processors.

Futuremark 3DMark 11
Simulated Gaming Performance

As a gaming benchmark, 3DMark 11 puts extra emphasis on your system’s handling of DirectX 11. However, 3DMark 11 measures more than just the graphics card’s performance and the processor has a definite influence on the score. As a result, this benchmark is a good way to get a feel for how well the system can handle gaming and general computing tasks.

 

We were unimpressed by the ThinkPad Helix’s score in this benchmark. Other systems with similar graphics and processors were able to achieve significantly higher results. The processor, memory, and software / driver configuration found in the ThinkPad Helix contributed to its somewhat lower score.

 

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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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