re: Windows 8 Tablets' Big Flaw: Hardware Compromise
The Helix has some fans; Seton Hall, for instance, is deploying it to students. Its screen is a little bigger than the Surface's, and its dockable keyboard, though less portable than the Surface's, is nicer and more ergonomically functional. It's a good tablet.
But the Helix also costs a fortune, and for some users, it's still going to compliment, rather than replace, a larger PC. I think that qualifies it as a niche product. I don't think Lenovo is wrong, per se, to price it as they have; I just think its cost-design-function ratios are too imbalanced for it to achieve breakout success on, say, the level of the MacBook Air, a comparably priced device.