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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-12, 19:32 PM

that PDF does mention that the Helix has 350 nits   -but it also mentions that the rear camera has LED flash

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-12, 19:33 PM

'Just got the Helix and I'm typing this on my Surface Pro'

 

Since you have both on your hands, could you try to compare the color reproduction of the helix vs Surface Pro. Does the Helix looks better?

 

The surface pro has a too small covered color space. I'm looking for a convertible which as near 100% sRGB with good brightness on batteries and with a pressure-sensitive pen. So far Helix is the best candidate (hopefully the wacom drivers will be updated soon!).

 

I've seen no windows 8 convertible with a near sRGB color space (even the ipad 3-4 is stellar there!)

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-12, 19:37 PM
I think the drive is msata which currently max out at 256gb. But Micron announced a 512gb M500 which should be available in a couple of weeks,,,
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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-12, 19:40 PM

RE: SSD  I am hoping that when mine arrives that I can put one of these into it...  (need to check if it possible first) "Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT480GB mSATA 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)" or the "Samsung PM841 512GB mSATA SSD mSATA 4mm MZMTD512HAGL"

 

Also I plan to get a "Sierra AirPrime EM7700" module so that I can use the LTE feature in the areas of Europe that have it.

 

Great news regarding the battery life !!!

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-12, 19:49 PM

no flash on mine as far as I can tell

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-12, 21:19 PM
Sorry to say, hansolo82, but I just got back from returning the Surface to the Microsoft Store (no problems inside the 30 day window with that, for the record). I can say that although my eye is not as discerning as yours probably is--as I'm not a pro-- I did feel the Helix's color tint was a bit warm until I turned off auto-brightness. Also, and this one may serve as a **bleep** hard disappointment to some folks, but I do see what looks like a very mild screen door effect on white backgrounds when viewed close up. I don't think it's a manufacturing defect; probably just the way it is. It's *nowhere near* the X1 Carbon's effect, however, and is entirely livable. I'd hold off to hear from other users before panicking -- this so far is pretty mild and the screen is otherwise fine to my relatively untrained eyes once, as mentioned, auto-brightness is disabled.
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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-12, 21:32 PM

silly question  -but whats a "mild screen door effect" ?

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-12, 21:45 PM

Not silly at all.  It's this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen-door_effect

I did the "wife test" and she could see it, but she also agreed it was very minor.  It's possible it's a defect in mine but I doubt it; many Lenovo screens exhibit this effect.  I'm not going to sweat it.  You have to get your face in very close to see it and even the only on white backgrounds.  It's not irritating as in the X1 Carbon Touch.

 

Any other early adopters, feel free to weigh in.

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2013-04-12, 23:21 PM

Regarding the Surface Pro's color reproduction, I think I remember reading on Anandtech's review that while the color reproduction was not great out of the box. The surface pro's screen was better than any other leading device (including the ipad) if calibrated using something like Gretag Macbeth software.  I could be wrong though.  This is something that I pay attention to as a photographer.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-13, 0:20 AM
So I have not done this yet, but there is a screen calibration that needs to be done. Color calibration that is. Some where in the system I found but have not done.
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