Lenovo being the biggest computer manufacturer in the world simply cannot ignore Windows 8. At this year’s Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, Lenovo introduces a lineup of new Windows 8 convertible notebooks.
Few months ago Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga was introduced. Other Lenovo Windows 8 devices were already under way including IdeaTab Lynx, ThinkPad Twist, ThinkPad Tablet 2, and the very recent ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch.
Lenovo introduces their new “rip and flip” design convertible notebook ThinkPad Helix as part of Lenovo’s Versatile Multimode Ultraportables. User can detach the 11.6-inch screen from the spill-resistant keyboard, then flip it around and attach it back. This is especially useful in presentations. Multitouch Screen is well protected by Gorilla Glass. The keyboard is full size and the 5 button click-pad is said to be 20 percent larger than in other Lenovo click-pads.
Helix weighs less than 2 lb, which is around 907 grams. The thickness is just below 20 mm
Lenovo Helix ultrabook can be run by various Intel configurations including Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor. NFC and 3G/4G connectivity is enabled. Battery should last 8 hours.
Helix will include Windows 8 OS and become available in about a month for $1,499 (and up).
Lenovo IdeaPads have been selling very well lately, made popular by Yoga line of IdeaPads. Lenovo’s marketing director Nick Reynolds said,
“They are doing phenomenally. In fact, we cannot make enough Yogas fast enough,” Reynolds told CRN. “We have been absolutely blown away by the response. It exceeded our expectations.”
We wish Lenovo best of luck with ThinkPad Helix as well.
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