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New Lenovo ultrabook unveiled at CES 2013

Lenovo introduces ‘rip and flip’ ThinkPad Helix

Another CES announcement comes today in the form of the ThinkPad Helix, an 11.6-inch convertible ultrabook.

In a similar fashion to Lenovo’s flippable Yoga device, the Helix can be used in several positions. Unlike the Yoga, the screen of the Helix can be completely removed from the base if desired.

Users can flip the tablet 180-degrees and snap it back into the base. The screen can also be folded down to use the device as a tablet while keeping the base connected for added ports and connectivity.

Running for up to 10 hours from a single charge, the Helix comes with a pen, for when precision is needed, and a full-size keyboard. With the brightest screen in the ThinkPad brand portfolio, the device’s 11.6-inch HD 1080p IPS display is designed to maximise clear, crisp and vibrant visuals in nearly any environment.

Weighing less than a kilogram, the ThinkPad Helix is available with an i3, i5 or i7 Intel Core processor. It comes with LTE and NFC connectivity as well as Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system.

"Our unmatched family of convertibles gives consumers, students, business professionals, and everyone in between the opportunity to choose the convertible that’s right for them," said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president at Lenovo.

"The ThinkPad Helix gives business professionals two devices in one incredible form factor. It is a high performance, thin and light ultrabook with a detachable Windows 8 tablet. We’ve also pumped more power and productivity into the new IdeaPad Yoga 11S mini-ultrabook so it can handle whatever mobile computing tasks consumers throw at it."

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