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04-12-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-15, 17:57 PM
Yeah!! this gives me hope of finding a convertible with (or near) sRGB color space! Surface pro was such a disapointement on this side (69% of sRGB) Thank you so much!

I can't wait for some official professional reviews of this product, but my feeling is that we're still at least a month before we'll see one!
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02-25-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-15, 20:51 PM
@ricksastro
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your settings. Do you have the program running in manual mode and that's how you are able to specify those temps and the rate of fan speed?
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01-15-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-15, 20:52 PM

Those settings are configurable in the .ini file in TPFC.  I have mine set to turn on at 60C, personally (instead of Rick's 57C).  Not sure what's ideal yet.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-15, 21:05 PM

Quick note.  After the Surface Pro's Type Cover and my Bluetooth keyboard (decent in its own right), I am LOVING the keyboard on the Helix.  Very solid. The trackpad has also turned out to be top notch which, as I mentioned elsewhere, is extraordinarily--downright frustratingly and ridiculously-- rare on Windows laptops.

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04-11-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-15, 21:23 PM

wrote:

Quick note.  After the Surface Pro's Type Cover and my Bluetooth keyboard (decent in its own right), I am LOVING the keyboard on the Helix.  Very solid. The trackpad has also turned out to be top notch which, as I mentioned elsewhere, is extraordinarily--downright frustratingly and ridiculously-- rare on Windows laptops.


I agree 100%.    Even with the better keyboard on the surface pro, you had to have it on a hard surface for it to be reliable.  And I hated having to set up my elaborate pillow support system in my hotel bed in order to type on the surface...shift a little bit and you had to rebuilt the fortress.  The kickstand/keyboard on the surface was really only made to be used on a...surface.

 

A wonderful side effect of having the CPU up-top is that the bottom does not get the slightest bit warm on your lap and you don't have to worry about blocking the air...it makes a better laptop than a laptop in that respect.

 

And the trackpad is so huge and smooth.   Yes, I would have preferd non touch sensitive buttons, but there are many configuration settings and I'm higher on the learning curve so I've got things to the point now that it's quite predictable.

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04-13-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-15, 21:34 PM
Hello,
I know I have asked this twice before, but for those lucky people with the helix, can you please try to record a short video of the helix and your experience with it so far. (I know that there is a video out there, but there's only one.)

Thanks so much
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04-14-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-15, 21:56 PM
Yes please people post some videos!!!
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04-07-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-15, 22:56 PM
For fellow Canadian residents, the MU model (i5, 180gb) is in stock on cdw.ca
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04-13-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 0:03 AM

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For fellow Canadian residents, the MU model (i5, 180gb) is in stock on cdw.ca

Thanks for the information. do you know if they offer one with SIM slot in Canada? i could not find any model with it! why is it :(

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04-13-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 0:08 AM
Hi, I am very interested in buying one of your cases. I was just wondering how much it would cost?

Thanks
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