Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen 20CG001YUS 11.6" Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Ultrabook Computer

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen 20CG001YUS 11.6" Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Ultrabook Computer

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen 20CG001YUS 11.6" Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Ultrabook Computer

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Product Highlights

  • 800 MHz Intel Core M-5Y10C Dual-Core
  • 4GB of Onboard 1333 MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 128GB Solid State Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • 11.6" Full HD Multi-Touch Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • Front 2 MP Camera, Rear 5 MP Camera
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Notebook, Stand, Tent, & Tablet Modes
  • Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit)
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The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen 20CG001YUS 11.6" Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Ultrabook Computer has a unique convertible design where the screen can be detached from the keyboard dock, allowing for four different modes. Notebook mode lets you maximize your productivity. Stand mode allows you to view photos and watch videos with ease. Tablet mode lets you utilize the touchscreen. Tent Mode is when you stand the Helix up, resembling a tent and suitable for PowerPoint presentations. The Helix comes with an Ultrabook Pro keyboard dock.

The 11.6" widescreen display is a capacitive touchscreen for multi-touch gestures incorporated in Windows 8.1 Pro. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 5300. You can also output video to an external display via micro HDMI or mini DisplayPort.

The system is powered by a dual-core 800 MHz Intel Core M-5Y10C processor. It also has 4GB of onboard 1333 MHz DDR3L RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, a front 2.0-megapixel camera, a rear 5.0-megapixel camera, NFC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated digital microphone and built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 technology.

Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit) improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. Windows 8.1 Pro rolls out the Start button (although its functionality differs from its predecessor) and you will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8 Start Screen. Windows 8.1 Pro introduces a redesigned Start screen with tiles that update in real-time. Windows 8.1 Pro also focuses on cloud storage as well as offers various apps through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 Pro also focuses on data security. BitLocker drive encryption helps protect corporate data. SmartScreen services help protect you from malicious sites and software on the Internet. Windows 8.1 Pro provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen

Four Modes, Versatile Design
The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen is more than just an Ultrabook, it can be used in four distinct modes to maximize its portability and performance. Notebook mode allows you to use the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen as a traditional notebook. Stand mode is more for viewing photos and watching movies with the screen facing away from the keyboard. Tent mode is achieved with the Helix standing on its two edges with its hinge at the highest point for conducting presentations using graphs or PowerPoint slides. Tablet mode is when you detach the screen from the keyboard dock and use it as a multi-touch tablet when you don't have desk space to work on.
Dual-Core Broadwell Intel Core M-5Y10C Performance
The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen houses a Broadwell Intel Core M-5Y10C processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 800 MHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.0 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 4MB L3 cache, 4GB of 1333 MHz DDR3L RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently.
11.6" Multi-Touch Display
The 11.6" touchscreen on this Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen utilizes multi-touch gestures integrated into Windows 8.1 Pro. The display also has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 5300. You can also output video to an external display via micro HDMI or mini Displayport.
Wacom Digitizer Pen
The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen comes with an included Wacom digitizer pen that supports hover, tip and pressure modes. The Wacom digitizer pen has a button for selection and does not require batteries to operate. For convenience, the pen attaches to the keyboard while you're traveling.
Stay Connected
For Internet access, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen comes with dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for a fast, wireless connection. In terms of wirelessly connecting to peripherals, you'll be able to utilize the Bluetooth 4.0 technology.
Video Chatting
Stay connected with friends and family using an online video-chatting service with two cameras, three microphones, and stereo speakers. The front fixed-focus 2 MP camera lets other people see you while you chat with them. The rear camera lets you take 5 MP photos and has auto focus so you can take better looking pictures to share on online social media websites.

Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit)

The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1 Pro. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control, Network Options, and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 Pro gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
Windows 8.1 Pro supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8.1 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom, and more.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1 Pro, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and more.
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you purchase it.
BitLocker
BitLocker drive encryption helps protect corporate data on mobile PCs that include a trusted platform module (TPM) chip. BitLocker now encrypts hard drives more quickly, helping to keep your data safe without interrupting your productivity. BitLocker also supports encrypted drives.
SmartScreen
SmartScreen services help protect you from malicious sites and software on the Internet. It checks the reputation of any new app or website in order to keep you safe no matter what browser you're using. This helps prevent malware and other viruses from infiltrating your PC or your corporate network.
DirectAccess
DirectAccess allows remote users to more securely and seamlessly access resources inside of a corporate network without having to launch a separate virtual private network (VPN) connection.
Windows Media Center
Windows Media Center lets you turn your PC into a home entertainment system that can play and record high-definition TV (if you have additional tuner hardware), DVDs, and CDs. It also has a software DVR that can play photo slideshows and Internet TV content.
In the Box
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen 20CG001YUS 11.6" Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Ultrabook Computer
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Digitizer Pen
  • Ultrabook Pro Keyboard Dock
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Performance
    Operating System Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit)
    Cache L3: 4 MB
    Graphics Card Type: Integrated
    Installed: Intel HD Graphics 5300
    Memory Slots: Onboard
    Type: 1333 MHz DDR3L
    Installed: 4 GB
    Processor 800 MHz Intel Core M-5Y10C Dual-Core
    Storage SSD 128 GB
    Display
    Type Capacitive
    Size 11.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1x HDMI - Micro
    1x USB 3.0 - Type A
    Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
    Integrated Microphone
    Flash Media Slot 1x microSD
    Dock
    Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Ports 1x DisplayPort - Mini
    1x USB 3.0 - Type A
    Battery Providing up to 12 Hours per Charge (35 Wh)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 11.9 x 8.4 x 0.8" / 30.2 x 21.3 x 2.0 cm (Tablet + Pro Keyboard)
    Weight 3.7 lb / 1.68  kg (Tablet + Pro Keyboard)
    Communications
    Network None
    Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    Bluetooth Bluetooth  4.0 
    NFC None
    Mobile Broadband None
    Camera Front: 2.0 MP
    Back: 5.0 MP
    General
    Pointing Device Stylus
    Battery Providing up to 8 Hours per Charge (35.0 Wh)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 11.9 x 7.6 x 0.4" / 30.2 x 19.3 x 1.0 cm
    Weight 1.75 lb / .79 kg

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