Seton Hall University has decided to hand over Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Ultrabook Convertibles to newcomers starting this June. The unit will come with Window 8 Pro, Intel i5-3317U processor, 4GB RAM, 256 GB solid state drive (SSD), 11.6 inch multitouch screen with full high-definition (1920 by 1080) resolution, a docking keyboard, dual internal batteries (one on the slate and one in the keyboard) for five hours each of battery life, a digitizer pen and a three-year warranty and asset damage protection insurance.
You can find the reason why the university chose ThinkPad Helix over other Ultrabooks and devices.
“The tablets cost more than the Ultrabooks, which I would assume made some students uncomfortable,” Holden said. “Further, I think that moving to a hybrid computer gives students the flexibility of a tablet, the utility of an Ultrabook and avoids the pitfalls of each machine.” He said unlike the current tablets, the Helix snaps into its keyboard, making it look more like a normal laptop, rather than the slate that has a keyboard that is not attached.“It is smaller than an Ultrabook and has the detachable tablet portion for easy use on the go, just like a normal tablet,” Holden said. Holden said an aspect of the Lenovo that he liked was that it holds an additional four hours of battery life in its keyboard, lasting for 10 hours rather than the Samsung’s duration of five to seven.
Hoffman said this new selection is more convenient and fits the needs of all students. “Some students were not happy being forced to take a tablet or to take an Ultrabook, and we feel that the Lenovo Helix provides the most flexibility for students and should meet the needs of everyone on campus,” Hoffman said.