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04-12-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-30, 14:34 PM

65 in stock;

 

 

http://www.provantage.com/lenovo-36984mu~7LENO4R8.htm

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-30, 14:35 PM
Re: SIM card port. This is a separate component to the WWAN module. So, for 3G/4G you need two components, the SIM card holder and the WWAN module. I guess they chose to install the SIM card in all cases because the cost is so low. I guess at some point in teh future you'll be able to buy the WWAN module separetly.
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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-30, 14:57 PM

I just saw an article showing the Helix being launched in Malaysia today. And I think it was also launched in Japan last week or the week before.

 

Wondering when it will be available in Australia ...

 

http://www.lowyat.net/2013/04/30/7739/lenovo-malaysia-launches-the-thinkpad-helix/

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-30, 16:16 PM

wrote:

wrote:

Are any Helix owners experiencing pen/stylus and touch screen problems? I'm getting constant lock-ups, mostly in OneNote 2013. Sometimes the pen keeps working, but touch (with fingers) does not. Other times touch with fingers works, but the pen doesn't.

 

Locking then unlocking often fix the problem. Restarting always fixes the problem. Changing the screen rotation has no effect. Everything is up to date.

 

This is really frustrating! Anyone have a solution?


I had this problem this morning. I had been using OneNote 2013 for about 15 mins continuously, then decided to go back to the Start screen, but then realised that touch/pen didn't work. Took me a while, but then managed to Fn/F9 to go into Settings and then Power/Restart (selecting using keyboard). Everything was ok after that. Will experiment a little more today. I'm all upto date with updates.


For those experiencing this problem, I'm becoming convinced that it's mostly going to occur in OneNote. Here is a "solution" I'm testing; it's not a proper fix but it works.

 

OneNote has the ability to automatically detect  whether or not you're using your finger to pan, your pen nib to write, or your pen eraser (if you have one) to erase. It's controlled by a setting under File-Options, Advanced. Look for the Pen settings. You'll see "Automatically switch between inking, selecting, typing and panning." It's checked by default. If you uncheck it, then your eraser won't work anymore, and you have to manually switch between inking, erasing and panning; to make this easy I dropped those icons into my quick access bar.

 

I think this is a Helix problem, not a OneNote problem. On my Dell Latitude 10 tablet, I do not have this problem. There's something about the Helix sensors and/or drivers that isn't working quite right, so it can't consistently figure out what's up with the pen, and it gets stuck.

 

P.S. Apologies for the multiple versions, but I also raised this issue in another part of the forum so there's a conversation happening under the thread "Touch screen and pen/stylus stop working - Helix"

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-30, 16:33 PM

Hi,

you can find it on compufirst, wstore or insight. prices vary day to day. mines are 36986DG

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04-13-2013

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-30, 16:34 PM

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I did not get the helix with 3g (4g).  However where the sim card would be there is a small hole (similar to a cd drive) I put in a paperclip and the plastic piece came right out and I can see the sim card port.  This makes me think it may be possible to install a card.  Unless it is locked down in the bios or something.

 

Nick


In my opinion, the main point to see if the internal wirings are there or not.

 

If the I/O module is connected to the SIM slot tray, then it might be a matter of getting a 3G/4G WWAN card and install in the device.

 

but if there are no wirings at all and the SIM Slot is just a summy placeholder, then we are out of luck.

 

unfortunately, no resseller or  Lenovo CSR have information about the internals :(

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-30, 18:13 PM

Does anybody have a feeling as to whether the Helix will support Verizon 3g/46 in the near future or did ATT tie that up for a period of time?  ATT's service isn't great in Chicago and I have a contract with Verizon and if I have to tether the Helix I may as well buy it without any WWAN and save some money.  Thanks 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-30, 18:45 PM

I got my Helix today !  it is indeed an awesome looking machine, -however I'm noticing a few touch / trackpad related gliches  -I often see a black square outline with my mouse pinter inside it  -I have to touch the screen a number of times for it to clear  -slightly annoying and I'm hoping its a driver issue. -also the touch and swipe behave oddly (I've calibrated the screen yet it stil there)   -has anyome else had this issue?

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-30, 19:49 PM
Hi
Not that ;-)
Sometimes touch keyboard is in wrong local ;-( --> pwd issue
Sometime touch keyboard does not come up.

Adding all ms updates to see if it solves the issues
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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-30, 20:04 PM
Btw for the rest very happy for now!!! Let's wait for an optionnal extra "touch keyboard" and ms surface pro is dead.
For the screen do no hesitate 10.x is TOO small
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