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June 12, 2013

Lenovo launches ThinkPad Helix and ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo recently launched two new additions to its lineup of Windows 8 touch-optimized Thinkpad devices aimed at small medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprises – the ThinkPad Helix and the ThinkPad Tablet 2.

Starting with the ThinkPad Helix, the Helix is a hybrid ultrabook that converts into a tablet via its “rip and flip” design. It functions first as an ultrabook, “rip” it away from its keyboard dock and you now have a fully functional Windows 8 tablet with 11.6-inch display. “Flip” the tablet 180-degrees and dock it back into Stand Mode to turn it into a mini-movie theater or business presentation central.

thinkpad_helix

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Specs:
11.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS (400 NITS)
10-point multi-touchscreen
3rd generation Intel Core i5-3427U (3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz)
Intel HD 4000 Graphics
720p HD webcam w/ face-tracking
4GB DDR3 RAM
ThinkPad Digitizer pen (optional)
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205S
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
2 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0
MiniDisplayPort
up to 256GB SSD SATA3
3-cell 42Whr (tablet)
4-cell 28Whr (keyboard dock)
up to 10 hours battery life (keyboard + tablet)
Windows 8 Pro

Price starts at Php78,990.

Next is the ThinkPad Tablet 2 – a business tablet that sports a 10.1-inch HD IPS display, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2 megapixel front-facing and is powered by an Intel Atom processor. The Tablet 2 has a body that is just 9.8mm thin, weighs 600g and can last for more than 10 hours on a single charge.

thinkpad _tablet2

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 specs:
10.1″ HD WXGA (1366×768) IPS, LED backlight
anti-glare, 5-finger multitouch
Intel Atom processor Z2760 dual-core 1.8GHz
Intel HD SGX545 GFX
2GB LPDD2 SDRAM
64GB (e-MMC)
ThinkPad Digitizer pen (optional)
8MP, auto-focus rear camera with LED flash
2MP, 720p HD webcam with LED
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
USB 2.0
Mini HDMI
MicroSD slot
Docking connector
Windos 8 Pro

Price starts at Php37,990.

The ThinkPad Helix will be available by the end of June, while the ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be available early next month in Think Exclusive Stores (TES) and corporate channel partner retailers.


3 Responses to “Lenovo launches ThinkPad Helix and ThinkPad Tablet 2”

  1. dj0502 says:

    I really want the ThinkPad Tablet 2, but the price is too expensive, especially that baytrail is upon us in Q4. Though, I understand that this is catered to business users and not consumers.

  2. Potato says:

    F*ck 3rd gen Intel, 4gb ram

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