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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 0:17 AM

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 18:36 PM

Has anyone seen what version of displayport the Helix uses?

 

Do we have any hope of being able to use this?

 

http://www.club-3d.com/index.php/products/reader.en/product/mst-hub-1-3.html

 

How awesome would that be?

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 19:02 PM

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Never had an issue with the track/mousepad not working...strange!    I did have one time that the tablet thought it was plugged in when it wasn't when looking at the status icon.   Not a big deal, but perhaps there are some kinks Lenovo needs to work out with the tablet vs. laptop switching.    It would be nice if that were more configurable/visible to the user in the power settings, as it would be nice to be able to configure the fan behavior (within safe limits) without downloading a 3rd party utility.

 

The bottom cover just snaps on...maybe one of your snaps became loose?   Mine seems quite tight, but I haven't really picked it up but it's edges.

 

 

Oh, no, my apologies that I wasn't clear.  Mine didn't come loose (thankfully!); I was just a little concerned it could at some point. But your find (thanks) removes that anxiety -- since it isn't merely glue and it actually snaps, I am not concerned any longer.

 

Regarding the mouse/trackpad, I do think it has something to do with the switching.  No doubt it's a minor driver issue.  It's happened only twice. 

 

So overall for those lurking and still waiting, right now I remain very pleased with this machine and my wife would be the first to tell any of you how finicky I am.  I'm comfortable with holding onto it long term, which I haven't been able to say about a Windows machine in quite some time.  Hopefully Windows 8 pulls through in the big game.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 19:04 PM

By the way, Rick, do you allow Windows to control auto brightness?  I have mine off because of the earlier observation in this thread--maybe from you-- that disabling it made the screen much brighter, which it does, but I've noticed that there is still some ambient brightness control going on.  I have to wonder exactly what Windows' auto brightness function is useful for on this machine if it has an ambient sensor that does the trick better.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 19:13 PM
Do the (sizable) black borders around the screen bother anyone?
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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 19:18 PM

They could bother me if I let them, but I'm okay with it since it's also a tablet.  The bezel seems fairly normal on a tablet to me, though it's not exactly an iPad Mini -- and doesn't try to be, y'know?  The iPad also doesn't have an i7 in it. :P

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 19:24 PM

The last video posted here first made me think "Wow, these borders are so large, it looks like a netbook". But the aspect/ratio of the screen seemed to be smaller than what the screen can actually render, which increased this feeling. Perhaps it was 4/3 while the screen is 16/9.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 19:28 PM

I'm not sure it's the aspect ratio (maybe), but that video does mislead.  I think it's because it's cut off at the top.  I don't feel like my Helix looks at all as weird as it's depicted in the video, though my very initial reaction was that it looked strange to have the black glossy bezel contrasted with the matte base.  I got over that swiftly though.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-16, 19:33 PM

If it helps:
http://i.imgur.com/gVtRzWT.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pcOUynL.jpg

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