ThinkPad Helix


The 11.6" ThinkPad Helix gives you the purposeful design, trusted quality, and relentless innovation you’ve come to expect from any ThinkPad PC. Whether you use it in Tablet, Stand, Tent, Laptop, or Desktop Mode, this brilliantly engineered device offers a seamless user experience and sets a new standard for 2-in-1 computing.

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  • Features

    Intel® Core™ M and Intel® Core™ M vPro™ Processors

    These processors deliver the performance to increase productivity for your business. Devices turn on in an instant and are always up-to-date. You can multitask quickly, move effortlessly between applications, and collaborate wirelessly in a high quality videoconference — all with the convenience of longer battery life. Plus, you can guard against identity theft and ensure safe access to your network with built-in security features. In fact, the only thing more amazing than an Intel Core processor-based PC, is what you will do with it.

    Windows 8.1

    Built for business. Built for life. The new Windows brings together everything you do across all your devices — whether at home, at work, or on the go. With Windows 8.1 Pro, you get everything in Windows 8.1, plus enhanced security features like trusted boot, improved biometric support, backup to SkyDrive, anti-malware, device encryption, and remote business data removal, as well as simplified technology like tap to print, auto-triggered VPN, SkyDrive integration, and more.

    2-in-1 Form Factor With Five Modes

    Use your Helix as a Tablet or snap it into an external keyboard to use it as a fully capable Laptop PC, or display in Tent or Stand Modes. Should you want to use it as a Desktop, simply attach it to a dock for use with a larger monitor, full-sized mouse and keyboard, etc. Get adaptability on your terms.

    Full HD (1920x1080), 400-Nit Display With IPS Technology

    The Helix’s stunning display uses in-plane switching (IPS) technology for high brightness, vivid colors, and nearly 180-degree viewing angles.

    Long Battery Life

    Do a full day of work — and then some — on a single charge. The Helix’s battery lasts for up to eight hours in Tablet Mode, and up to 12 hours when connected to a keyboard.

    Digitizer Pen Support

    Select models include a digitizer pen to maximize productivity on your ThinkPad Helix. In all five modes, the digitizer pen performs capacitive touchscreen functions — swipe, drag, open, click — with precise control, and converts your handwriting into digital text. It provides a natural, fluid writing experience and lets you take notes, sign documents, annotate PDFs, and more.

    Advanced Security/Manageability Features

    Intel® vPro™ technology makes enterprise-level manageability even more convenient and cost-saving — manage, protect, repair, or locate your deployed laptops from anywhere in the world. Other features that help make the Helix a secure, enterprise-ready business tool, include software and hardware TPM, fingerprint support, and SmartCard support.

    Substantial Storage

    With up to 512GB PCIe storage, the ThinkPad Helix has plenty of space for all of your important files, videos, photos, and presentations.

    Dual Cameras

    2MP front-facing HD webcam for crystal-clear video conferencing; 5MP HD AF rear-facing camera with 30 fps video recording.

    Ultraportable, Yet Durable

    With weights ranging from 795g/1.75 lbs (tablet only) to 1.7kg/3.7 lbs (tablet plus Ultrabook Pro Keyboard), and thicknesses ranging from 9.6mm/0.38" (tablet) to 25.4mm/1" (tablet plus Ultrabook keyboard), the Helix is ultraportable in any configuration, and perfect for doers on the go. Yet robust materials like aluminum and Gorilla Glass, plus eight MIL-SPEC tests, ensure this is one tough, durable device.

    Full Accessory Ecosystem

    Get the most out of your Helix device with a complete ecosystem of accessories, designed to optimize and protect your investment and boost productivity, from the Ultrabook and Ultrabook Pro Keyboards, to the ThinkPad Tablet Dock, to the Quickshot Cover, to the Digitizer Pen.

    Connectivity Options

    Get online wherever you are, thanks to 802.11 a/c WiFi and optional broadband 4G/3G. Plus, features like near field communications and wireless display support mean Helix will have no trouble communicating with other devices.
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    2-in-1 Form Factor With Five Modes
    lenovo convertible tablet thinkPad helix 2nd gen
    Full HD (1920x1080), 400-Nit Display With IPS Technology
  • Reviews

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    7 out of 10


    London GB
    Great looking and the keyboard dock design is very cool.

    Excellent performance as a laptop when keyboard is docked.

    The pen works very well and is a useful addition.
    Battery life very poor, runs down quickly even when sleeping.

    System works better and more smoothly when connected to keyboard; sometimes hangs/crashes when in tablet mode.

    Using the internet in tablet mode is fiddly because the graphics are too small and difficult to pinpoint with fingers.

    Range of apps for the tablet is limited. I basically want it to become an iPad when I use it as a tablet (chunkier graphics, swipe screen control, instant access to all apps), but it is really just a PC without a keyboard (i.e. not much point!).
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 14 September 2015
    Published on: 10 October 2015

    ThinkPad Helix

    8 out of 10


    Sheffield GB
    Can be taken our from docking / keyboard station and operated as standalone tablet pc, or after pushing it back to the docking station, as laptop.

    Great cpu-power (Intel i7, upto 2,9Ghz), fast working-flow and fast read/write access to ssd.

    Suitable for powerusers who are in need of a fast and powerfull mobile working environment.
    Compared to competitors the max. audiolevel is too quiet and I won't recommend the Lenovo Helix as multimedia-solution.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 20 August 2015
    Published on: 24 September 2015

    ThinkPad Helix

    9 out of 10


    london GB Business user
    The battery life is great for a non-Haswell product, and the ease of transforming from a great lap top to an equally great (if slightly heavy) tablet cannot be beaten
    The tablet mechanism broke after 3 weeks of use. The machine is being replaced under warranty but it is a little too flimsy.
    Confirmed purchase: 07 March 2014
    Published on: 31 July 2014

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  • Accessories & Services
    • ThinkPad Tablet Dock (4X10H04513)

      ThinkPad Tablet Dock (4X10H04513)

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      The ThinkPad Tablet dock is a multi-functional device which can charge your Helix tablet, synchronize data, and expand usability. The increased connectivity of multiple USB, Ethernet and HDMI ports can turn your tablet into a desktop.

    • ThinkPad Helix Protector Case (4X40G29906)

      ThinkPad Helix Protector Case (4X40G29906)

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      The ThinkPad Helix Protector case is the choice for increased protection for your ThinkPad Helix Tablet. A combination of hard plastic, foam, and silicone rubber protects your tablet from shocks and drops. A built in screen protector repels dust and smudges yet still retains touch sensitivity. Custom cut-outs allow access to available ports and an integrated angle-adjustable hand strap creates a comfortable mobile experience.

    • ThinkPad Helix Quickshot Cover (4X40G41583)

      ThinkPad Helix Quickshot Cover (4X40G41583)

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      The ThinkPad Helix Quickshot Cover provides convenient, stylish functionality and protection. It has a premium outer material that is smooth to touch and a micro-fiber lining on the inside to protect your device from scratches and dust. The cover converts into a stand for hands free viewing. A unique camera flap can be folded down with the flick of a finger to activate the camera so you will never miss that perfect shot.

    Protect Your ThinkPad Laptop With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your PC throughout its lifecycle.
    • Services performed by Lenovo-certified technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts. No one knows our machines like we do!
    • Global delivery network and infrastructure delivering expertise where you need it most.

    24/7 Access to Advanced Technicians

    • Priority Technical Support1 makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to Lenovo’s advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management.

    Ultimate Data Security

    • Keep Your Drive allows you to retain possession of your drive and data for maximum security and protection. (Not available in all regions.)



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    On-Site Convenience and Extended Protection

    • Extended Warranties (up to 5 years) offer fixed term, fixed cost protection to help you accurately budget for PC expenses.
    • Warranty Upgrades/On-Site Service can maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.
    • Sealed Battery Replacement1 protects your investment by extending the 1-year base battery warranty to a 3-year Sealed Battery Warranty. A low upfront cost provides significant savings relative to a non-covered battery replacement, and saves the hassle and frustration of dealing with unplanned IT expenses.

    Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

    • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

Standard on the ThinkPad Helix:
Battery Life (Tablet Only)
**Up to 8 hours
Weight (Tablet Only)
Starting at 795g (1.75 lbs)
Weight (With Keyboard)
Starting at 1.35kg (2.98 lbs)
Stereo on tablet, plus additional stereo speakers on keyboard
Ports (Tablet)
USB 3.0, microHDMI, microSD, microSIM
Ports (Ultrabook Keyboard)
USB 2.0


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