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For full specifications see the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo ThinkPad Helix|
|Processor||3rd generation Intel Core&trade i7-3667U (Up to 2.0GHz, 4MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
3rd generation Intel Core&trade i5-3427U (Up to 1.8GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
3rd generation Intel Core&trade i5-3317U (Up to 1.70GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
|Screen||11.6“ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS (400 NITS)|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD 4000 Graphics|
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235
|Screen||Yes||Only works on kernels 3.13 and up with acpi_osi=”!Windows 2012“ and video.use_native_backlight=1|
|Headphone Port||Not Tested|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|TouchPad||Yes||Size is not detected correctly, and there is no support for the top software buttons for the TrackPoint. Patches for both of these have gone upstream to their respective source trees however, and should make it into most distributions soon.|
|Suspend/Resume||Yes||Power LED on keyboard dock does not reset|
A patch for making the laptop detect the touchpad's size properly can be found here: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/3792491/
Support for softbuttons for the trackpoint has been in xf86-input-synaptics since 188.8.131.52
In addition I'm working on a kernel patch for making the sensors work, they just require a special quirk for them to poweron, although as of right now not many programs can actually make use of them.