One company that has wholeheartedly accepted and integrated the Windows 8 into its product line is Lenovo. The company’s inventive IdeaPad Yoga and ThinkPad Twist have showcased the tablet-friendly OS in a very good light.
Now Lenovo has come up with the ThinkPad Helix, a new model that will join their prestigious line of Windows 8 devices. The Helix’ design is a stand-out and is a step away from the company’s known swivel screen design. The ThinkPad Helix has a clamshell design with a unique “rip and flip” twist. Similar to other hybrid tablets, the display screen of the Helix can be popped off from the keyboard, rotated 180 degrees and then reattached. Since the screen would be facing away from the system, it makes it ideal for presentation purposes. The screen can also be used separately like an old-fashioned Windows 8 tablet.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is an 11.6” ultrabook that weighs less than 4 lbs even with the screen and base combined. It’s also a paper thin 20mm and runs on a Core i7 processor. The Helix also has a 2mp front facing camera, a 5mp rear camera, LTE connectivity, 3G/4G antenna options and 10 solid hours of battery life.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix will be rolled-out sometime in February and will carry a price tag of $1,499.