June 11, 2013

ThinkPad Helix Ultrabook Fuses Laptop and Tablet with “Rip and Flip” Screen

Lenovo launches the ThinkPad Helix its latest lineup of Windows 8 touch-optimized Ultrabook device, targeting small medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprises for their IT boost to optimize workplace productivity.
The ThinkPad Helix is a high performance Ultrabook with the 11.6-inch tablet that can separate from its base to and function as a Table weighing only 835 grams, making it one of the lightest in the market now.

“SMBs and enterprises go for practical and simple devices that can be used for a variety of office needs. Our latest ThinkPad devices, the ThinkPad Helix and ThinkPad Tablet 2, combine performance and versatility befitting the multi-faceted lifestyle of today’s corporate workers and business professionals. Both ThinkPad Helix and ThinkPad Tablet 2 feature advanced software like Lenovo Cloud Storage, and offer companies and IT managers the support they need to secure and manage company data seamlessly,” said Vicky Agorrilla, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.
 ThinkPad Helix Key Features:
  • Intel Core i5-3337U 2.7GHz ULV processor
  • Intel SFF QS77 w/ HD Graphics GT2
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • 11.6” 400 nit Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution (10-point multi-touchscreen)
  • 4GB DDR3 SoDIMM memory
  • 180GB SSD SATA3 storage
  • Integrated mobile broadband (3G)
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • 5-megapixel Full HD rear camera
  • 2-megapixel Full HD front camera
  • Tablet - 3-cell 42Whr (Up to 6 hours tablet only) 
  • Keyboard Dock - 2-cell 28Whr (Up to 8 hours in laptop or tablet+ mode)
  • Tablet - 1.8 lbs / Clamshell - 3.8 lbs
  • SRP Php 78,990

The ThinkPad Helix in not the typical Ultrabook, it can transformed into Stand Mode, where the touch screen can be flips for easy content sharing. The Helix is pre-installed with Windows 8 Pro and also have a 3G SIM slot (4G optional) built-in for the that needed connectivity on the go.

The base unit have an additional USB 3.0 ports and a 2-cell Li-Polymer battery and features a spill-proof keyboard complete with the touchpad and trackpoint. The tablet can snaps securely and become an ultrabook for more productive use.

For the Helix tablet 11.6-inch screen is Full HD and its made of Gorilla Glass for that added scratch resistant protection. It's a 10-finger multi-touch, with 3rd gen. ultra-low voltage Core i5 processor with vPro for the computing power needed to run the Windows 8 Pro operating systems smoothly.

Equipped with 5-megapixel Full HD rear camera, and 2-megapixel Full HD front camera is great for video conferencing and uploading photos, it also comes with noise canceling microphones, HDMI port and wireless video streaming. It also has a 3-cell Li-Polymer battery to last you up to 6 hours
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad Helix will be available in Think Exclusive Stores (TES) and corporate channel partner retailers at PhP78,990 and will be available by the end of June.


  1. What a beautiful laptop! Definitely one of my choices should I need a new laptop.

  2. This is really a great product as you can use it both as a laptop and a tablet. That gives you a lot of flexibility.

  3. That hybrid laptop/tablet comes very handy for people who want mobility. The detachable keyboard is a plus for me because I find it difficult to type and use certain apps on a tablet.
    - Wanderer Juan

  4. An awesome hybrid. Would love to own one, but I guess I have to wait for the price to drop first. :)

  5. Good thing Lenovo made a very decent move coming up with this version as Asus has already had a similar product already. Hope to grab this one soon