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Alternatives to and product extension future of Helix

2013-05-07, 0:29 AM

Was encouraged to start a new thread.


Summary:  I, like many others, am sick of the massive delays on the X1C, X1CT, and now the Helix.  What are some good alternatives for Q2 and Q3?  Will there be a Haswell upgrade to the Helix?  Or a revamp of it like the X1CT?


I was excited about the Helix in Jan.  And then Mar....but not so much for May/June....What else is on the horizon? 


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Re: Alternatives to and product extension future of Helix

2013-05-15, 1:43 AM

The Helix is out there, just not through Lenovo. Go to CDW, MacMall, B&H Photo. I have mine through MacMall, shipped next day, arrived today.


Who knows what the future holds, I'd suspect a Haswell Helix, but probably not for some time, perhaps Spring of 2014 if we're lucky. Just guessing however.




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Re: Alternatives to and product extension future of Helix

2013-05-15, 2:18 AM

Sony Vaio 13 inch slider, http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57583708-1/source-sonys-leaked-13-inch-slider-laptop-is-very-real/

Asus Transformer tablet teased for Computex 2013, http://www.slashgear.com/asus-transformer-tablet-teased-for-computex-2013-09281344/

Toshiba Z10T, http://ultrabooknews.com/2013/04/25/toshiba-z10t-ultrabook-detachable-is-official-specs-images/ but it seems it runs with hand brake on, http://ultrabooknews.com/2012/12/09/10w-ivy-bridge-processors-for-2013-could-explain-surface-pro-launch-timeframe/

ThinkPad W520, i7-2820 CPU, 32GB RAM, NVidia Quadro 2000M 2GB GPU , mSATA Samsung Evo 840 1TB + 2x Samsung SSD EVO 840 1TB & Lenovo Helix i7 8GB RAM & ThinkPad W540, i7-4800MQ, 32 GB RAM, NVidia Quadro K1100M, OS on M.2 2242 Transcend MTS400 256GB + 2x Samsung SSD EVO 840 1TB

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Re: Alternatives to and product extension future of Helix

2013-05-16, 15:02 PM

So, really, if you're looking for a fully detachable, powerful i7 detachable....


there's no real alternative currently shipping?


or am I missing something?


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Re: Alternatives to and product extension future of Helix

2013-05-23, 17:38 PM
TJoeC- I think you are correct. "Shipping now" -- the problem is that by early December we will almost certainly have Haswell-based competitors with longer battery life and/or lighter weight. It's just a bad time to buy a W8 tablet or ultrabook.

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Re: Alternatives to and product extension future of Helix

2013-05-23, 17:48 PM

Samsung Smart PC Pro 700t


I am waiting on a few reviews before I order one...

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