Lenovo just announced the ThinkPad Helix, a new convertible ultrabook targeted at business customers. The multitouch device has a digitizer pen and Windows 8 on board. Lenovo also promises 10 hours of battery life.
We saw the device yesterday at CES Unveiled (see hands on video here), but now we have all the details. The Helix has an 11.6 inch Full HD display with 10 point touch and a 1080p resolution. The digitizer pen is intended to provide a more accurate touch experience for business customers on the go. The convertible also has NFC capabilities, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE support.
Under the hood, you’ll have the option of the 3rd generation Intel processors, Intel integrated graphics, 8 GB DDR3 and up to a 256 GB SSD. As for ports, the Helix offers 2 USB 3.0 ports, a RJ45 connector, mini-Display Port and mini-HDMI. It also has dual 1080p webcams and Dolby Home Theater v4 sound.
The whole device is under an inch thin and weighs only 3.68 pounds. As a tablet it weighs even less at 1.84 pounds. Its “rip and flip” design is intended for quick and easy transformation from tablet to ultrabook and back again.
If the Helix can pull off the promised 10 hours of battery life, it will be quite the interesting device. The Helix will be available in late February for $1,499