Lenovo took the CES 2013 events to introduce it’s new hybrid computers, such as the IdeaPad Yoga 11S, equipped with Ivy Bridge processor. Another hybrid computer from Lenovo is ThinkPad Helix, a powerful blend of tablet with notebook. But instead of just turning the product upside down or spin it back, you can remove the tablet from the keyboard and recombine it to get more power configuration - not just a keyboard support. This is possible because the keyboard dock has a special cooling system hinge that allows the machine to overclock the processor. You can dock it to and fro, and if you still want a tablet, you can close the keyboard behind the screen. This provides more performance for the tablet and life for the battery.
- 11.6-inch touchscreen display with 1080p resolution and 400-nit.
- Core i7 processor.
- 8 GB of RAM.
- 256 GB SSD storage.
- 4G LTE connectivity.
- Support the NFC.
The unit also features two side safety locks so you can dock the tablet in the keyboard dock without risk to topple it. According to Lenovo, the battery of Helix lasts about 10 hours with the keyboard attached in tablet or five hours alone with the tablet connected.
The product will be launched in February in the United States for U.S. $1499.