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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 20CH

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 20CH. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The screen and battery are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the portability and price.

keyboard, battery, screen, performance, image quality

price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 20CH is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix


Hands-on: We Rip and Flip with Lenovo's latest 11.6-inch hybrid tablet.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix feels like a hybrid roadwarrior. It's reasonably light, especially in its class, offers great build quality and careful attention to detail in its construction. It may not be a beauty, but it's one of the better full Windows 8...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Rene Millman (

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review


A hybrid Ultrabook with Intel Core i power, great keyboard dock and decent battery life.

Great keyboard; Pin-sharp display; Battery in the display and keyboard

Top heavy and prone to tip while on lap; Expensive when compared with more desirable rival machines

One of the best Windows 8 hybrids on the market, but it comes at a high price. The ThinkPad Helix performs provides good performance with the x86 architecture without sacrificing battery life. Coupled with the excellent keyboard from the trusted...

Jul, 2013

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review


Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix is a strong rival for Microsoft's Surface Pro, and can successfully be used as either a tablet or laptop. However, in laptop mode it is rather heavy for an ultrabook, while the system is also pricey. Enterprise buyers will find...

Can be used as tablet or touch-enabled laptop, long battery life, good security features, high quality build

Relatively heavy, expensive, few I/O ports, integrated battery in both tablet and keyboard dock

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review: high-quality tablet/ultrabook


This excellent Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook hybrid has a well-designed keyboard docking mechanism, typically solid build quality and a specification well suited to mainstream business use. It has a hefty price tag, though, and the lack of SD-based...

Long battery life when docked ; Good keyboard ; Solid construction ; Clever two-piece tablet/keyboard mechanism

Moderate battery life on tablet ; Short on connectors ; Relatively heavy ; Expensive ; Ethernet via USB dongle ; No SD card reader

The ThinkPad Helix is a excellent Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook hybrid. Its well-designed keyboard docking mechanism works better than the folding, sliding ideas that others have used, in our opinion. Build quality is typically solid, and the...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix


While most Windows 8 hybrids have sought to capture everyone's attention, Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix is happy to appeal to a more select audience: it's the first one to take aim at the business user. With the body of an 11.6in tablet, the heart of an...

Very expensive, but still a solid hybrid effort.

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:0.7


Battery capacity (tablet, Watt hours):35
Battery capacity (Watt hours):35 / 61
Battery life (max):12 / 8
Battery life (tablet mode):8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2
Number of battery cells (tablet):2


Auto Focus: Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y
Wi-Fi certified:Y


Cable lock slot: No
Colour of product:Black / Black, Graphite
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Kids tablet: No
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)
RoHS compliance: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:370
Display diagonal:29.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 5300
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):900
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x161E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 5300


Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8


2G:No / Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Dual SIM support: No
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x
Internal RAM:8
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Socket:BGA1234
RAM capacity:8

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Docking station included: Yes
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Stylus pen:Y


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / No / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:36
Energy Star certified: Yes


Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor ARK ID:84672
Processor boost frequency:2.9
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor code:SR23Q
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel Core M
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:M-5Y71
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor package size:30
Processor Series:Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1234
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):3.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y
Intel FDI Technology:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:84672
Processor code:SR23Q
Processor package size:30
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:N / Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Version:64-bit


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256
Maximum memory card size:64
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.2 / 213.1 / 25.4 / 9.6
Depth (tablet mode):19.2 / 9.4
Height :19.2 / 20 / 216 / 9.4
Height (tablet mode):19.2 / 9.6
Weight:1.35 / 1.68 / 794 / 822
Weight (tablet mode):794 / 822
Width:30.1 / 301 / 301.1
Width (tablet mode):30.1