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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-22, 15:12 PM

So, based on the Haswell discussion.  Does anyone have any idea how soon laptops will be available with this chip?  I know the rumored date is June 2nd but does this apply to laptops or just the desktop chipset?  Also, how long do you think it would take for Lenovo to refresh the Helix with the new Haswell chipset?  I can't imagine them waiting long as it will not be a good marketing position to try to market something for 1500 dollars + that is already out of date.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-22, 16:08 PM

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Yeah, but then we'll probably see the same delays we're seeing now, and with the previous round, so when they say end of the year they probably mean March.


this!

 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-22, 18:50 PM
I just want to let everyone know I have had the 256 gb i7 version for several days... I love it however after ten minutes it's so hot it almost burns my hands. I have been told it is defective and am shipping the item back to macmall... But just be aware the tablet was unusable to me because of the heat. I was also just using one-note :(
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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-22, 19:31 PM

I have received my extra power adapters today!  Now just waiting for something to plug them in to lol.  FYI, my CDW order still shows a 5/15 ship date for the 3698-4UU.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-22, 19:37 PM

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I have received my extra power adapters today!  Now just waiting for something to plug them in to lol.  FYI, my CDW order still shows a 5/15 ship date for the 3698-4UU.


I had the UU on preorder and just changed it out for the SU model because they had no idea when UU would be available but they looked to have extra of the SU models.  Only difference there was the WWAN.

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03-28-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-22, 20:14 PM
Interesting, have you all done this?


4/16 update changelog is quite long



UEFI: 1.10 / ECP: 1.13
•(Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might hang when attaching/detaching
the USB device to/from the computer or Docking Station.
•(Fix) Fixed an issue where no sound was heard from the ThinkPad internal
speakers while the computer was locked when SmartAudio was set to
Multi-stream mode and headphones or external speakers were attached to
the computer. This fix is to follow Windows' behavior.
Hint: To disable sound from the internal speakers in lock state, press the
mute button on the keyboard.
•(Fix) Fixed an issue where some settings were not updated immediately after
loading default settings in ThinkPad Setup.
•(Fix) Fixed an issue where some unexpected characters might be shown on the
left-top on screen when a diagnostic splash screen was displayed.
•(Fix) Fixed an issue where the LED on the Fn key of the Enhanced Keyboard Dock
for ThinkPad Helix might not be updated when docked with it.
•(Fix) Fixed an issue where the system configuration including cTDP might not
be updated when docked with the Enhanced Keyboard Dock for ThinkPad
Helix.


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davidtlong wrote:

Hmmm...wonder what my problem is then. Did you upgrade your Bios yet?



Have not touched my bios was I supposed to?



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04-09-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-22, 20:17 PM

Important question:

 

Has anyone already got a i5/i7 LTE (WWAN) Helix? 

 


My retailer told me it will be delayed as there are WWAN problems that Lenovo needs to fix first...

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-22, 20:27 PM

Yes, I've done it...but like I've said earlier...I think it messed up my USB ...I still can't figure out how to keep them awake while the computer sleeps.  Very frustrating seeing as I charge most of my equipment through USB. 

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04-22-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-22, 20:28 PM

Why not just tether with your 4g LTE smartphone or get a MIFI with 4G LTE that supports many devices? You save so much money! Am I missing an advantage to getting a 4g model that I don't know about? Also, I hear it's only dedicated to AT&T service.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-22, 20:32 PM
Of course I could tether but as I am travelling a lot, I prefer to use my laptop without any additional setup. Somehow I am affraid to pick up a non-WWAN just to see the WWAN-model show up few weeks later..

But maybe I am just following a crazy thought and LTE/3G capability is just "nice to have" but nothing that boosts my effectivity..
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