ThinkPad Helix fuses laptop, tablet and more with "rip and flip" screen. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Our unmatched family of convertibles gives consumers, students,
business professionals, and everyone in between the opportunity to
choose the convertible that’s right for them,” said Peter Hortensius,
president, Product Group, and senior vice president, Lenovo. “The
ThinkPad Helix gives business professionals two devices in one
incredible form factor. It is a high performance, thin and light
Ultrabook with a detachable Windows 8 tablet. We’ve also pumped more
power and productivity into the new IdeaPad Yoga 11S mini-Ultrabook so
it can handle whatever mobile computing tasks consumers throw at it.”
ThinkPad Helix Fuses Laptop, Tablet and More with “Rip and Flip”
The ThinkPad brand’s premium convertible, Helix, defines the next
generation of mobile computing through its ground breaking “rip and
flip” design. This special design gives users absolute mobile freedom
and versatility with four unique ways to use it.
ThinkPad Helix first functions as a high performance Ultrabook. For
added mobility, the 11.6-inch tablet can separate from its base to
become the thinnest full-function Intel. 3rd generation Core™
tablet with vPro. Adding to its mobility, the tablet weighs 835 grams,
also making it the lightest in its class1. Unlike other
convertibles, the innovative “rip and flip” screen lets users flip the
tablet 180 and snap it back into the base – this mode, called Stand
mode, transforms Helix into a mini-movie theatre or business
presentation central. From here, users can also fold the screen down to
use it as a tablet while keeping the base connected for added ports and
Besides its game-changing design, the ThinkPad Helix comes with
exceptional performance and productivity features that set the bar for
this type of device. A top-class Ultrabook, the ThinkPad Helix runs up
to 10 hours for a full day of work and play. Navigation and interaction
are easy with the precision on-board pen, full-size keyboard and new
five button clickpad that boasts 20 percent more surface area than
traditional ThinkPad clickpads. As the brightest screen in the ThinkPad
brand portfolio, Helix’s 11.6-inch high definition 1080p IPS display
maximizes clear, crisp and vibrant visuals in nearly any environment.
To connect virtually anywhere, ThinkPad Helix comes with optional LTE2
high speed wireless and also pioneers the emerging Near Field
Communications (NFC) technology that allows devices to share data
seamlessly by simply tapping to pair them. Additionally, Helix delivers
the ThinkPad brand’s reliability, enhanced security and manageability
features that large businesses depend upon, including IntelЮ vPro. Helix
redefines expectations for mobile computing by bringing together
innovative technology and engineering that essentially eliminate the
need to carry a laptop and a tablet.
IdeaPad Yoga 11S – Small Yet Powerful Ultrabook
Users now have another option for choosing one of Lenovo’s
groundbreaking flip and fold, 360 hinge IdeaPad Yoga convertibles. The
new Yoga 11S comes equipped with a new low power lineup from Intel with
up to a 3rd generation IntelЮ Core™ i5 processor and Windows
8 to give users the full power of multitasking and using Office
applications, all in a svelte, 0.68-inch thin frame. Like its
predecessor, users can work with Yoga 11S as a laptop, or flip the
screen around to turn it into a great sized tablet. Even convert Yoga
11S into stand or tent modes for a space-saving way to watch movies, as
it’s tuned with great Dolby Home Theatre audio and smooth Intel
integrated high definition graphics.
IdeaPad Yoga 11S features an 11.6-inch HD IPS display that supports 10
finger multi-touch and comes with unique features previously only
available on Yoga 13: Motion Control lets users simply swipe their hand
in front of the webcam to advance photos, videos and other document, and
with Lenovo Transition, users can automatically open applications like
PowerPoint in full-screen when using Yoga in its other three modes:
tent, stand or tablet.
IdeaPad Yoga 11S also has the same attractive rubber painting and a
soft-touch exterior as the IdeaPad Yoga 13 and will be available in
Silver Grey and Clementine Orange.
Lenovo offers a full suite of services for the convertibles, including
In-Home Warranty upgrades for service at the owner’s home or business,
and Accidental Damage Protection on select products to help insure
against damage from accidents like drops or spills. Lenovo Premium
Support’s expert technicians are available when needed with convenient
over the phone or remote session support from the comfort of home.
Additionally, a full lineup of Lenovo Services for Small Business backs
up ThinkPad Helix. Customers can select from a portfolio of warranty
upgrades, Accidental Damage Protection, Keep Your Drive and other
protection services valuable to today's small businesses.
Pricing and Availability3
The ThinkPad Helix and IdeaPad Yoga 11S convertibles will be available
starting in late-February and June, respectively, through retailers,
business partners and www.lenovo.com.
Models start at approximately $1,499 and $799, respectively.
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1Based on weight comparisons to full-function Intel core i
tablets in market today.
2Requires separate data plan. North America only.
3Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to
change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions.
Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised
features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right
to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
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