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Thinkpad Helix 2nd Gen Convertible Laptop

This pages gives an overview of the ThinkPad Helix 2nd Generation Convertible Laptop (Type 20CG, 20CH).

Standard Features

  • One of the following processors:
    • Intel Core M-5
    • Intel Core M-5Y71 Processor (4M Cache, 1.2GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (2.9GHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300 in processor
  • 11.6" FHD (1920x1080) Display, VibrantView (glossy) display with infinity Corning® Gorilla® Glass, 370 nits, 800:1 contrast ratio, IPS, WideView (170° viewing), multitouch screen
  • 4 or 8GB onboard memory (soldered, not upgradable)
  • One of the following disk drives:
    • 128GB M.2 SSD
    • 256GB M.2 SSD with OPAL
  • USB 3.0 Ethernet Adaptor
  • Wireless LAN Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • Intel Smart Sound HD Audio, Realtek® ALC286-VC codec
  • Sierra EM7345 LTE/HSPA/GSM/GPRS/EDGE Mobile Broadband Module with GPS (optional)
  • Broadcom NFC smart card reader (optional)
  • Ports
    • USB 3.0 (AlwaysOn)
    • Micro HDMI
    • combo audio/microphone jack
    • Micro-SIM card tray (for 3G/4G configured model)
    • Dock Connector

Optional keyboard units

  • ThinkPad Helix Ultrabook Keyboard (Part Number 4X30G93853)
  • ThinkPad Ultrabook Pro Keyboard (Part Number:4X30G93893):
    • Multitouch click pad with 3+2 buttons
    • TrackPoint® pointing device
    • USB 3.0 Port
    • Mini DisplayPort
    • Integrated 4-cell battery (26Wh)
  • ThinkPad Basic USB 3.0 Dock (Part Number (Australia): 4X10A06692)

Linux Installation

Installation instructions for the ThinkPad Helix


  1. Hardware is documented in the Hardware Maintenance Manual.