Converting from a laptop to a convertible ultrabook
(An experience with the Lenovo Thinkpad Helix)
I have heard the Lenovo Thinkpad Helix is the best convertible ultrabook currently available. I waited for my Helix with great anticipation for a few days after I ordered it. When it arrived I couldn’t wait to open the box and get started with it. So far I have been very pleased with the Helix.
Before using the Helix, I was using a more standard Lenovo Thinkpad laptop. I have always been a fan of Lenovo laptops because they are sturdy and powerful. This Helix maintains that reputation well. As you can see in the pictures below, you can separate the screen from the rest of the laptop and use it as a tablet. I have been able to sit through multi-hour meetings without fear of my battery dying. I purchased the model with an I7 processer, 8 GB Memory and a 256 GB Solid State Hard drive. I also purchased a Lenovo USB 3.0 docking station which provides the ability to drive two monitors, an Ethernet connection, speakers and 5 additional USB 3.0 connections making the Helix a good replacement for my desktop computer as well.
The only drawback for me with the Helix is that it is top heavy when both pieces are joined together due to all of the components being in the screen. I minor issue from my perspective. Although I am still getting used a touch screen and Windows 8, I am confident this laptop will meet my needs for quite some time.