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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-24, 17:27 PM

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Somewhere back there was a post about the usb port not alive from the keyboard when the systems was a rest.   I pointed out that mine was still alive.  The reply was must be due to the update.  I did not realize / remember but i must have done the update when I first got the Helix as the only thing available for me to update is the WiDi and mine is working great so unsure it I want to update that just yet.

 

Anyway I just wanted to point that out about the usb port.

 

dave


Dave,

I can't remember from your earlier post, but does WiDi already come enabled or do I need to get update from somewhere?

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-24, 17:32 PM

Thanks for the pictures.

please do a 'Height' (thikness) comparison with surface pro and post the pictures.

 

Also, how do you feel the wieght difference in hand? (only tablet) 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-24, 17:37 PM

damonj1990

 

WiDi from https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=3227&DwnldID=22016&lang=eng&iid=dc_rss

 

 

general: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-wireless-display.html

 

dave

 

edit:  I have used it with the Belkin ScreenCast.  Works nicely in landscape mode mirrored or extended. Gave ppt presentations, streamed movies, movies from Amazon Prime.  I have some special ways of presenting for classes that I also use portrait mode.  However with the VGA adapter with the Belkin  this does not work to 100%.  I have a NETGEAR push to2 TV 3000 coming in today.

 

edit 2: The NETGEAR should also work with my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 :)

 

 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-24, 17:38 PM
Appreciate it, thanks.
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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-24, 17:51 PM

Here is a link for the i5 Helix in France: http://www.pc21.fr/pro/lenovo_thinkpad_helix_3698_-_ultrabook_-_core_i5_3337u___1.8_ghz_-_windows_8_pro_64_bits_-_4_go_ram_-_180_go_ssd_-_11.6__large_1920_x_1080___full_hd_-_intel_hd__ref_n3z6dfr__371754.html

 

Another here: http://www.arp.com/b2c_arp/enterprise/shop-FRFR50/Informatique-mobile_Ordinateurs-portables_lenovo-TP-Helix-3698-6DG-Top.do?area=000_001&product=930686-05&fromSite=products

 

And there are others.

 

I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing any i7 in stock somewhere. I envy you so much guys, with the Helix just a call and an overnight shipment away from you. :o

 

I was seriously considering the Kupa X15 over the Helix, and I am still considering it, and both may become available at the same time. It will be quite a difficult choice but I think I'll go for the Helix as everything will be available at the same time, while the Kupa keyboard will not be released at the same time as the tablet. However the 16:10 ratio + SD reader + non-throttled down CPU in tablet mode + swappable battery + modular system + far better connectivity (full VGA and Ethernet ports, more USB ports, tablet's port accessible when docked) were so good ideas...  I wished there was a mix of both devices, with a good 11.6" 16:10 slate with removable battery and a good keyboard like the Helix's one but all the ports of the Kupa's dock.

 

Well. Stop dreaming. Let's sleep for two weeks and wake up and see if any reseller has the i7 Helix in stock.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-24, 18:35 PM

As far as weight goes between the Surface Pro and the Helix they are darn close, but the Helix does feel a little heavier.  But, keep in mind it is a larger screen too.  Better battery from what i can tell as well.

 

Here is a pic of them closed side by side.

 

Link to picture

 

Moderator note; picture(s) totalling >50K converted to link(s) Forum Rules

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-24, 18:49 PM

For those who want to tether on Android, I highly recommend PDAnet+ with FoxFi Key. I'm using Bluetooth connection and it's blazing fast. If you can't find the app in Google Play, I will gladly send it by email. The key is $7.95 in the app store.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-24, 18:54 PM

Spoke too soon... the UK Lenovo Helix page changed again today. The 4GB RAM limit has moved to the full 8GB. However, another disappointing change is that the 4G LTE module has been swapped out for a 2yr old 3G Ericsson module:

 

http://techship.se/products/ericsson-c5621gw-101/

 

at least it still retains the GPS functionality.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-24, 19:26 PM

Can anybody tell me if the key labels on the keyboard are sticked or engraved? I'm just considering purchasing the Swiss i7 version, and just changing key labels and W8 layout afterwards.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-24, 19:40 PM
They look like small stickers, not engraved.
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