A high-end solution for an increasingly mobile world

Feb 17, 2014

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is technology of many talents. In one light,
mobile device users are given the flexibility to work in any style they
choose be it tablet, Ultrabook, laptop or, as Lenovo says, everything in
between. This device fits neatly into a market that Gartner believes will
see 40% of the workforce being mobile by 2016 with around 70% of these
mobile workers using a tablet or a hybrid device by the year 2018.

"The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is a well-designed solution for a market that’s
desperate for something more than just a plain vanilla tablet," says Mark
Campbell, general manager for Lenovo at Tarsus Technologies. "It blends
the performance and power of the Ultrabook with the superb mobility of the
tablet and this is exactly what today¹s business user wants."

While Gartner talks of the cloud, big data and social, the likes of Lenovo
are listening and creating products that can tap into the potential of
these resources. The ThinkPad Helix offers up to third generation Intel
Core i7 processors, up to Windows 8 Pro, a high-resolution IPS display on
11.6 inches of gorgeous touchscreen, and up to ten hours of battery life.
Exactly what¹s required for a device that has to switch seamlessly between
one business environment and another.

The storage facilities are also well suited to the corporate with users
gaining access to up to 256GB of SSD ­ wonderfully robust and shock
resistant and adding to the superb portability ­ and up to 8GB of DDR3
memory. Thanks to the various ports and connectivity options on offer,
users can also add additional storage for data backup, if they so require.

"The channel can¹t go far wrong when looking at the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
as an all-round business solution," explains Campbell. "While the device
is in Stand Mode, docked backwards on the keyboard, users can display
presentations and share data easily. It also comes with a digitiser pen
that has 1024 levels of sensitivity for quick and efficient data capture
and note-taking."

The paperless office may still be a distant dream from the 70s, but today
solutions like the ThinkPad Helix offer a far more robust and
environmentally friendly way of handling office communications. The
digitiser pen is sensitive enough to replace a standard one, and the Helix
can convert handwriting into digital text for storage, emailing or for use
in preparing presentations.

"In an always on, always connected, always ahead world, the Lenovo
ThinkPad Helix has all the features the corporate world could possibly
need," concludes Campbell. ³And it also maps back to the trends in
computing that are being touted by the likes of Gartner and Forrester, as
they firmly believe that the growth in the tablet market will hit
record-breaking levels in 2013."

In fact, Gartner has predicted worldwide sales of smart devices, including
both smartphones and tablets, to surpass the billion mark in 2013, and
Lenovo’s latest offering will be sitting right where it needs to be in
order to take advantage of this growth.