Len­ovo ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen­er­a­tion)

HWM (Malaysia) - - SMB - Az­izul Rah­man Is­mail

key­board. This ex­tends the bat­tery life of the Helix 2 to ap­prox­i­mately 10 hours. It also adds one of the best mo­bile key­boards in the mar­ket to the de­vice. Nev­er­the­less, we feel that it could also have ben­e­fit­ted from an SD card reader. The most sur­pris­ing ad­di­tion that the Ul­tra­book Pro key­board brings to the mix is an­other set of speak­ers.

We used the Helix 2 as our main pro­duc­tiv­ity ma­chine and it works like a charm. Most of the credit goes to the Ul­tra­book Pro key­board, which makes work­ing on the de­vice some­thing one could look for­ward too.

The tablet as a stand­alone de­vice saw lit­tle ac­tion. How­ever, we ap­pre­ci­ated its In­tel Core M-5Y70 pro­ces­sor, which is paired with 8GB of RAM. Pro­duc­tiv­ity soft­ware on the Helix 2 runs smoothly with no hitches, which makes it a breeze in what­ever form it is in.

The most unique fea­ture of the Helix 2 is its sty­lus. With it, Len­ovo in­cluded WRITEit, a pro­pri­etary soft­ware that turns hand­writ­ing into text. It has been done be­fore, but Len­ovo’s im­ple­men­ta­tion is far bet­ter than any we have seen thus far. Nev­er­the­less, it has some quirks that could be pol­ished in time.

As a whole, as a mo­bile en­ter­prise de­vice, the Len­ovo ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen­er­a­tion) meets (and in cer­tain ar­eas) ex­ceeds ex­pec­ta­tion. Its per­for­mance is re­li­able and its de­sign is as com­fort­ing in its fa­mil­iar­ity.


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