Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 20CG - 11.6" - Core M 5Y71 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD

Mfg. Part: 20CG0032US-DUP | CDW Part: 4184306 | UNSPSC: 43211503
$699.99Advertised Price
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  • Ultrabook
  • Core M 5Y71 / 1.2 GHz
  • Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD TCG Opal Encryption
  • 11.6" IPS touchscreen 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
  • HD Graphics 5300
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Ultrabook
  • Core M 5Y71 / 1.2 GHz
  • Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD TCG Opal Encryption
  • 11.6" IPS touchscreen 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
  • HD Graphics 5300
  • 802.11ac
  • graphite black
The ultrabook convertible defines the next generation of mobile computing through its ground breaking "rip and flip" design. This special design gives users absolute mobile freedom and versatility with four unique ways to use it. It's an ultra flexible machine with four usage modes - laptop mode, tablet mode, stand mode and tablet+ mode.

Energy/Environment standards
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed: 1.2 GHz
Features: Hyper-Threading Technology , Integrated memory controller , Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Manufacturer: Intel
Max Turbo Speed: 2.9 GHz
Number of Cores: Dual-Core
Processor Number: 5Y71
Type: Core M

Data Link Protocol: Bluetooth 4.0 , IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n
Interface Type: M.2 Card
Wireless NIC: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Wireless Protocol: 802.11ac , Bluetooth 4.0

Storage Hard Drive
Capacity: 256 GB

Capacity: 35 Wh
Cells: 2-cell
Run Time (Up To): 8 hours
Technology: Lithium polymer

OS Provided
Edition: Windows 8.1 Pro
Family: Windows 8.1
Type: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Edition

Audio Input
Type: Three microphones

Audio Output
Audio Codec: ALC286-VC
Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio
Type: Stereo speakers

Bay Provided
Type: None

Card Reader
Supported Flash Memory: microSD , microSDHC , microSDXC
Type: Card reader

Diagonal Size (metric): 29.5 cm
Display Resolution Abbreviation: Full HD
Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
LCD Backlight Technology: LED backlight
Projector Monitor Features: Corning Gorilla glass , Glossy , One Glass Solution , VibrantView , WideView
Touchscreen: Yes (10-point multi-touch)
Type: LED
Widescreen Display: Yes

Brand: Lenovo
Compatibility: PC
Localization: English
Manufacturer: Lenovo Promo Items
Model: 20CG
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Input Device
Type: Backlit keyboard , Digital pen , Digitizer , Touchpad

Case Material: Aluminum , Polycarbonate ABS
Color: Graphite black
Color Category: Black
Compliant Standards: GREENGUARD , RoHS
Features: 1 USB 3.0 (Always On) , Accelerometer , Administrator password , Digital compass , Hard drive password , Lock display rotation function , Magnetometer , Pen holder , Power-on password , Reset switch , Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately) , Volume control , Windows button
Included Accessories: Keyboard , Power adapter
Manufacturer Selling Program: TopSeller

Type: None

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Power Provided: 36 Watt

Support Details Full Contract Period: 3 years
Support Details Location: Pick-up and return
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Slot Provided
Type: None

Type: Amazon Kindle , EverNote , Hightail - Metro , Lenovo Companion , Lenovo Reach , Lenovo Support , Nitro Pro , Norton Internet Security (30 days subscription) , Norton Studio , Rara Streaming , Skype , ThinkVantage System Update

Dockable: Yes
Embedded Security: Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip
Hard Drive Capacity: 256 GB
Mechanical Design: Keyboard dock
Notebook Type: Ultrabook
Platform: Windows
Platform Technology: Intel vPro Technology
Security Devices: Fingerprint reader

Video Output
Graphics Processor Vendor: Intel HD Graphics 5300

Configuration Features: Provided memory is soldered
Installed Size: 8 GB
Max Supported Size: 8 GB
Memory Specification Compliance: PC3-12800
Memory Speed: 1600 MHz
Technology: LPDDR3 SDRAM

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 7.6 in
Height: 0.4 in
Weight: 28.99 oz
Width: 11.9 in

Optical Storage
Drive Type: No optical drive

Service & Support
Type: 3 years warranty

Display (Projector)
Diagonal Size: 11.6 in
Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080
TFT Technology: IPS

Cache Memory
Installed Size: 4 MB

Sensors: Ambient light sensor

Digital Camera
Resolution (MP): 5 Megapixel (rear), 2 Megapixel (front)
Webcam Capability: Yes

Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Hard Drive
Hard Drive Features: TCG Opal Encryption
SSD Form Factor: M.2
Type: SSD

HDMI Ports Qty: 1
USB 3.0 Ports Qty: 1
Interface: USB 3.0

Interface: Micro-HDMI

Interface: Headphone/microphone combo jack

Interface: Dock

Interface: USB 2.0
Location: On keyboard dock

Notebook Camera
Integrated Webcam: Yes

Product Reviews
Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 33reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by You Need Very Good Eyesight to Use This Machine The machine is completely in keeping with Lenovo's exacting standards from every perspective.The only problem is the deployment of 1920 x 1080 on an 11.6" screen. The resolution is so fine that it is nearly unreadable (to the eyes of a 60 year old).If you have great eyesight, this machine is near perfect, particularly at this price. If your eyesight is less than perfect, good luck. October 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Helix Rocks I'm a month into this new computer and I love it. The size is perfect for my wife to tote around her college campus. We both REALLY like the keyboard and also like to use it to read in bed as just a tablet. The touchscreen is incredible visually and responsive. Processor and performance are very strong for what we are using it for (College work, spreadsheets, business applications, web browsing, watching videos). Very strong and reliable WiFi.Glad it shipped with Win 8. I will not be upgrading to 10 given the VERY bad experience I have had with that on 3 other machines in out house.We could not be more pleased with the experience and the price for such a solid machine. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] October 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Multiple Blue Screens I upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1. I have spent more time rebooting from crashes than I have been able to use the computer for productivity. Wireless will not stay connected. "DPC Watchdog violation" Problem per internet search is incompatible adapter driver and intel hard disc driver. All updated to latest available without resolution.. IT person for enterprise spent 3 days on it without resolution. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] October 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great machine I have had this for 2+ years now and love it. It boots up super fast. It is very versatile to use without without a keyboard. Service and support have been worth it for me. THe keyboard has had a couple of problems but I got a replacement VERY fast, so no big deal. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] October 2, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great battery life. Great battery life, but the hinge and the build make me question the durability of this device. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] October 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ease of use I bought this a month ago to use for work and personal. I'm replacing a surface 3. The ease of Transport the ease-of-use and the lovely keyboard is what I like most [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] October 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice to work with I purchased this touchscreen about a month ago and have been using it every day. Very easy to use. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] September 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Overlooked Hybrid Gem! 2 batteries! keyboard as a dock! digitizer w/ pen that inserts INTO casing! All excellent design choices by Lenovo 3 years ago that make the Helix an overlooked gem in the hybrid tablet/laptop space that they're growing in other lines (Yoga, IdeaPad, Book, etc.) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] September 9, 2016
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