IFA 2014: Lenovo offers Thinkpad Helix priced at $999 and more

Lenovo has launched a series of part-tablet, part-PC hybrids at the IFA, Berlin 2014. The latest additions include the Thinkpad Helix which is priced at $999.

Lenovo launched Helix detachable last year with a 11.6-inch, 1080p screen and Core i5 and a battery-boosting keyboard dock.

Now Lenovo has brought back the Thinkpad Helix with a slim design and affordable price. The new Thinkpad Helix will be the first to sport Intel’s new Core M processor.

It is a new two-in-one ultrabook that targets business users who want tablets for portability and a laptop to get work done. The 11.6-inch ThinkPad Helix weighs 1.8 pounds, measures 0.38 of an inch and is 15 percent thinner than its predecessor. Its price has gone down by more than $300 from $1,343.

Lenovo Thinkpad also includes Windows 8.1 Pro and a suite of add-on security options, such as a biometric fingerprint reader.

Users can transform the ThinkPad Helix into different modes as stand, tablet, tent, laptop and, desktop by hooking onto a corresponding stand to turn it into a monitor.

Lenovo has also unveiled a follow-up to its Horizon line, which first debuted at CES 2013, with the 19.5-inch Horizon 2s.

The device is 59-inches thick, weighs 5.5 pounds and features a 19.5-inch HD display (1920 x 1080), with a touchscreen display. It runs on Windows 8.1 and comes with an Intel Core processor.

It is priced at $899 and will start shipping in September. The device can also be used as a tablet as it comes with built-in kickstand.

Edge 15 is another device that Lenovo has announced. It is also called as Flex Pro 2. It is available for $699.

It comes with a premium aluminum chassis and still features a 300-degree hinge that lets users transition it into both laptop and stand mode.

The device boasts a 15-inch display, a backlit keyboard and touchpad, Dolby home audio. It is powered by Intel Core i7 processor. It has 16GB of memory and the ability to upgrade to NVIDIA GeForce GT840M 4GB graphics.

editor@gizmolead.com

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