I do admit, with a name like the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, it certainly does border on the cool, as it reminds me of the DNA helix, which is the building block of life itself. Well, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix will be running on the Windows 8 operating system, where this tablet targets business users, sporting a detachable keyboard dock that comes in handy whenever you want to type a long, drawn out document on the go without having to grapple with the feeling of typing on air using a virtual keyboard. Not officially released yet, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix has already appeared on the company’s Israeli website – no idea on whether this was done on purpose, or it is just a mistake on the webmaster’s part.
We do know from the site that the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix will come with a multitouch display for finger input, in addition to support for digital pen use. There is also a 400-nits brightness rating for its IPS display, and you should be able to coax up to a maximum of 10 hours of battery life from this puppy, although we believe that real world figures should be lower than what was quoted. An Intel Ivy Bridge processor (up to Core i7) runs proceedings from within, aided by an Intel GMA HD 400 graphics chipset. We look forward to pricing and availability details in due time.