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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review: A versatile but expensive Ultrabook/tablet hybrid

At a Glance
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

    PCWorld Rating

    Able to serve as a laptop or a Windows 8 touchscreen tablet, the ThinkPad Helix is pleasingly versatile—but it’s also very expensive.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Able to serve as a laptop or a Windows 8 touchscreen tablet, the ThinkPad Helix is pleasingly versatile—but it’s also very expensive.

    Pros

    • Can operate as a touchscreen notebook or a Windows 8 tablet
    • Solid-state drive speeds up frequently performed operations
    • Dual-battery arrangement delivers up to 6.5 hours of battery life

    Cons

    • Subpar audio
    • High-res screen can make small type difficult to read
    • Pricey considering its 11.6-inch display

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