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September 08, 2014

Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Helix Line

Lenovo might not be one of the most powerful computer companies in the world, but the firm is certainly trying to carve itself out a little niche in the laptop market with continued work on the ThinkPad line. Late last week, the company announced it was unveiling a brand new version of the ThinkPad, known as the Helix. This particular version comes complete with a thinner design and longer battery life.

The ThinkPad Helix is a convertible laptop that runs the Windows operating system and the line of computers has always been one that has been pretty popular among the tablet set. The display is fully HD, just like any self respecting tablet, but it also has the power of a processor that comes with a laptop. This means users are going to be getting the kind of power people are seeing with the Ultrabook, more than the iPad or any Android tablet.

The brand new Helix is a pretty good improvement with no fan, which was a major complaint from the original and the lighter design makes it easier to tote around. The company has claimed the refresh only comes after the Intel Core M processors were released on the market because Lenovo wanted to make sure to have a computer that was plenty powerful. While the slimmer shape and slightly lighter design is nice for those who are using their laptops more than ever before, the battery life is the real seller here.

More and more, workers are doing their jobs from somewhere other than the office. This makes being able to work from anywhere for a user all the more important. The battery life of the new Helix has been souped up to the point where it now is said to last about 12 hours. That’s two full hours more than the first version, and that should be a rather big selling point moving forward. Even better is that when Lenovo releases this new Helix in October, users will be able to choose whether they want to use a Keyboard dock that connects using Bluetooth or a connection that actually uses a magnetic keyboard that connects using small pins. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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