Lenovo ThinkPad Helix wants you to “rip and flip” its screen

Lenovo recently announced a new ThinkPad that would give the mobile worker more options on how to use their device. The ThinkPad Helix features what they call a “œrip and flip” design that’s simply a cool term for a detachable screen with a twist.

The ThinkPad Helix is first and foremost a high performance 11.6-inch Ultrabook. Running on Windows 8, it has a 10-point multi-touch screen that you can detach from its body to transform it into a 835g tablet with Intel vPro, the lightest in its class.


Now for the “œflip” part, you can attach the Helix back to its body backwards to transform it into Stand mode so you can use it as a mini-movie theater or a business presentation central. From this mode, you can also fold the screen down to use it as a tablet while keeping the base connected for added ports and connectivity.

It’s like the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist launched last year but now you can detach the screen for more design options.


A top-class Ultrabook, the ThinkPad Helix runs up to 10 hours for a full day of work and play. It is also equipped with an on-board pen, full-size keyboard and new five button clickpad that boasts 20 percent more surface area than traditional ThinkPad clickpads. As the brightest screen in the ThinkPad brand portfolio, Helix’s 11.6-inch high definition 1080p IPS display maximizes clear, crisp and vibrant visuals in nearly any environment.

Additionally, Helix delivers the ThinkPad brand’s reliability, enhanced security and manageability features that large businesses depend upon, including Intel vPro.  Helix redefines expectations for mobile computing by bringing together innovative technology and engineering that essentially eliminate the need to carry a laptop and a tablet.

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  • Griswold

    me thinks these sort of business laptops are gimmicky. i dunno, they just sound good on paper but executives will still go for ordinary laptops… perhaps the most they can go is those with touchscreens.

  • Psanchez

    Yeah it is, I’m still holding off buying a tablet/laptop hybrid. Para kasi gimmicky, once you use it, is it actually convenient and more productive to use?

  • Lyle

    @Griswold: These things are rather new hence your way of thinking. Let’s give them time for the market to decide. I think this is the start of Windows eating up a portion of the lucrative tablet market.

  • thejorlanb

    windows 8 lang pala kelangan para maging creative / innovative lalo ang tech companies!

  • Kim Araya

    Price in the Philippines? If it’s less than Php 59900, then it’s a much better deal than Samsung’s Ativ Smart PC Pro.