Today at the 2014 IFA Consumer Electronics show in Berlin Lenovo shocked the consumer market by announcing the new ThinkPad Helix, a complete business 2-in-1 Ultrabook that elevates thin and light design and takes multimode computing to the next level with the latest state of the art hardware. ThinkPad Helix ups the ante for business detachable devices with security, premium processing and no moving parts.
Meeting the needs for business customers is not easy; especially if they want a tablet for when they’re on-the-go, and a laptop for an extra level of productivity. This is when Lenovo comes in and gives them the best of both worlds with the ThinkPad Helix, now even thinner and lighter and more fully-featured. The tablet portion of ThinkPad Helix weighs 1.8 pounds, and measures only 0.38 inches, 15% thinner than its predecessor.
The new ThinkPad Helix sets an even higher standard for businesses giving them a 2-in-1 Ultrabook with its top-of-the-line hardware and software technologies for unmatched flexibility, productivity and connectivity. This high performance Ultrabook packs even more power with the all new Intel Core M processor, providing even better performance than the previous generation. Running on the trusted build and durability of Think-branded products, ThinkPad Helix also looks great with its sleek and premium finish. Fashioned from an aluminum grip-friendly finish, it provides a professional image for businesses. The ThinkPad Helix also features an astonishing 12 hours of battery life, an improvement of 60 percent over its predecessor with the Ultrabook Pro Keyboard.
With the Ultrabook Pro Keyboard, the ThinkPad Helix retains the five modes users rely on to stay productive – Tablet, Stand, Tent, Laptop, and Desktop. The versatile and detachable ThinkPad Helix allows users to work comfortably typing on its legendary ThinkPad keyboard or to take notes and sketch with its digitizer pen. Then to switch from laptop to tablet, simply rip and go. Or to place it in Tent or Stand Mode, rip and then flip the 11.6-inch laptop’s screen 180° and re-insert into the base. The ThinkPad Helix includes Windows 8.1 Pro and a suite of add-on security options, including biometric fingerprint reader, military-grade smart card reader and three factor authentication. The 2-in-1 also comes pre-loaded with software offerings like Lenovo Settings, Lenovo Companion 2.0, Lenovo Reach and Lenovo SHAREit to keep users’ digital content organized between different devices and files. Lenovo Settings provides users with the ability to control and improve their device’s performance and manage system functions easily, automatically and predictably, while Lenovo Companion 2.0 acts as a central hub for users to learn about their device’s system and how to monitor its health. Lenovo Reach is a cloud storage service for users to store and access files from multiple devices, and Lenovo SHAREit easily transfers digital content to any smartphone, PC and tablet.
Users can choose between the ThinkPad Helix with Ultrabook Keyboard, holding up to 8 hours of battery life, or ThinkPad Helix with Ultrabook Pro Keyboard for even more power with up to 12 hours of battery life. ThinkPad Helix is equipped with Gorilla Glass and a large FHD display and paired with the ThinkPad digitizer pen for additional flexibility and usability. The ThinkPad Helix will be available beginning in October with models starting at $999 with Ultrabook keyboard and models with the Ultrabook Pro keyboard will be available in January worldwide via business partners and at Lenovo.com.