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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-25, 21:03 PM

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I was really excited to pull the trigger few weeks ago.  But with all the reports coming in about possible heat/fan noise issues and total lack of availability my interest really waned.  I don't have any illusions about playing with a new toy anytime soon.  Don't get me wrong I'm not saying the Helix isn't good; I still think its the most compelling machine for me just that all this anticipation took its toll.

 

My wallet thanks Lenovo.

 


where did you get the report of heating?  As for fan noise, I thought the owners have reported using tpfc with positive results.

 

 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-25, 21:15 PM

Well I'm about to pre-order my Helix in France. I can have the high-end model for 1900€, availability in about two weeks but with no warranty, Enterprise discount so I guess the regular price will be higher. The Swiss equivalent is more expensive for instance, excluding VAT. I'm extremely interested in the Kupa X15 too, which I guess may finally become real in May or so, but I'm afraid the 10.1" screen will be too small for all-day-long work. Too bad, there are very good features in this device.

 

Well. Can someone briefly list what is included in the package? Are Ethernet, VGA and HDMI dongles included? Is there anybody here that tried an anti-glare screen protector (I'm interested in efficiency and in the impact on the tactile feedback)? Can someone post a picture of the power adapter beside the Helix, and an objet for size comparison (CD, pen, smartphone, etc.)? What is the cord length? Not that it will change my decision, but I'm just curious.

 

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-25, 21:21 PM

How do we link / upload pictures?

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-25, 21:35 PM

You can host the pictures and then just post the link here, using http://imgur.com for instance. Thanks! :)

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-25, 21:36 PM

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wrote:

I was really excited to pull the trigger few weeks ago.  But with all the reports coming in about possible heat/fan noise issues and total lack of availability my interest really waned.  I don't have any illusions about playing with a new toy anytime soon.  Don't get me wrong I'm not saying the Helix isn't good; I still think its the most compelling machine for me just that all this anticipation took its toll.

 

My wallet thanks Lenovo.

 


where did you get the report of heating?  As for fan noise, I thought the owners have reported using tpfc with positive results.

 

 


There was one report of theirs getting excessively hot, which was obviously a defective unit based on the remainer of the user's experiences (including my own).

 

And yes, TPFC works great and I'm completely satisfied with this solution.  Completely silent unless I'm stressing it.

 

 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-25, 23:32 PM

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Well I'm about to pre-order my Helix in France. I can have the high-end model for 1900€, availability in about two weeks but with no warranty, Enterprise discount so I guess the regular price will be higher. The Swiss equivalent is more expensive for instance, excluding VAT. I'm extremely interested in the Kupa X15 too, which I guess may finally become real in May or so, but I'm afraid the 10.1" screen will be too small for all-day-long work. Too bad, there are very good features in this device.

 

Well. Can someone briefly list what is included in the package? Are Ethernet, VGA and HDMI dongles included? Is there anybody here that tried an anti-glare screen protector (I'm interested in efficiency and in the impact on the tactile feedback)? Can someone post a picture of the power adapter beside the Helix, and an objet for size comparison (CD, pen, smartphone, etc.)? What is the cord length? Not that it will change my decision, but I'm just curious.

 

Many thanks in advance.


Hope this helps;

http://i.imgur.com/VjcBXNA.jpg

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-25, 23:49 PM

It does, thank you, although I'm not really used to US coins (don't know if it's a big or a small one, but that does give an idea of the size of the power adapter). Is the power adapter thick?

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-26, 0:08 AM

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It does, thank you, although I'm not really used to US coins (don't know if it's a big or a small one, but that does give an idea of the size of the power adapter). Is the power adapter thick?


About 1.5 inches

http://i.imgur.com/qmqI1A4.jpg

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2013-04-26, 1:10 AM

Thanks. :)

 

Could you tell me if dongles are included in the default package? If so, which ones?

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-26, 2:11 AM
I couldn't agree more with the very recent comments about how the Helix has lost its appeal due to the delay(s) for general availability. I have also decided for now not to buy one and to review the comparable product landscape post-Haswell. As someone wrote "Thanks from my wallet!"
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