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Lenovo’s ‘rip and flip' ThinkPad Helix arrives in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | May 7, 2013
Despite the decline of the global PC market, Lenovo says it continues to outgrow the market by almost 8% year-on-year growth.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix in Malaysia modified

Photo - (From left) Steven Cheng, Technical Manager, Lenovo Malaysia and Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Malaysia holding the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix.


Lenovo Malaysia has unveiled its convertible laptop - the ThinkPad Helix - for business professionals, featuring a 'rip and flip' design, said the computer manufacturer.

During the launch in Kuala Lumpur, Lenovo Malaysia country general manager Khoo Hung Chuan said the ThinkPad Helix combined the performance of a business Ultrabook with the mobility of a Windows 8 tablet. The device also includes a 'rip and flip' screen that delivers enhanced versatility.

Khoo said the Helix could function as a high performance Ultrabook, while the 11.6-inch tablet could be separated from its base to serve as a full-function Intel 3rd generation Core tablet with vPro.

"The tablet weighs 835 grammes, also making it the lightest in its class," he said. "Unlike other convertibles, the innovative 'rip and flip' screen lets users flip the tablet 180 degrees  and snap it back into the base - this mode, called Stand mode, transforms Helix into a mini-movie theatre or business presentation central. From here, users can also fold the screen down to use it as a tablet while keeping the base connected for added ports and connectivity."

"Despite the decline of the global market, Lenovo continues to outgrow the PC market with nearly eight percent year-on-year growth," Khoo added. "We were successful because we had the right strategy, Protect & Attack and strong execution."

"In keeping with our growth, we are introducing the ThinkPad Helix which 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," he said, adding that the device's charge would last up to 10 hours at a time and included the brightest screen in the ThinkPad range with an 11.6-inch high definition 1080p IPS display.


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