Review: Lenovo Helix Ultrabook Convertible


Display And Sensors

The Helix puts out beautiful images. Its bright, sharp display is among the nicest the Test Center has seen. When docking and undocking the tablet from its keyboard base, the Helix makes a confident sound reminiscent of Dell's XPS 12 when its HD display is flipped horizontally to convert laptop to tablet and back again. We also remember wishing that Dell's panel would pop out to become a tablet. Helix fulfills that wish albeit with added girth and heft. Like its 12.5-inch Dell counterpart, Helix's 11.6-inch display puts out a full 1,920-x-1,080 pixel resolution on an IPS panel backlit with a 400-NIT LED and is driven by Intel HD Graphics 4000 running at a peak rate of 1.15GHz. Helix offers a 10-point touchscreen that works with an optional stylus that tucks neatly into a pocket on the tablet. Helix includes sensors that adjust for ambient light and screen orientation. There's a 5-megapixel main rear-facing camera and 2MP front camera. Camera software includes face tracking.