[CES 2013] Now here’s a mobile device that will surely rank high up on the Drool-O-Meter – the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, where it has been described as a premium convertible which targets business professionals, boasting a “rip and flip” design that ought to lay down a blueprint for the next generation of laptop designs. In a nutshell, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix will fuse laptop and tablet design as well as functionality in a single device, delivering absolute mobile freedom and versatility with four different ways to use it.For starters, the ThinkPad Helix will work as a high performance Ultrabook, where you can be mobile by removing the 11.6” 1080p IPS display tablet from its base, making it the thinnest full-function Intel 3rd generation Core tablet with vPro in the process.
Tipping the scales at just 835 grams, this is also the lightest tablet in its class. Being different from other convertibles, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix’s innovative “rip and flip” screen allows users to flip the tablet 180°, followed by snapping it back into the base, which is known as the Stand mode that will turn the Helix into a mini-movie theatre or business presentation central.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix also boasts a 10 hour battery life for a full day of work and play, although we would definitely love to see real world figures with actual, everyday use. You can expect to pick up the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix for $1,499 from mid-February onwards.