Thinkpad Helix has started shipping

Early units of the long awaited Thinkpad Helix have been shipped this week. Although supply is still scarce at this point in time, but there are already a handful of people posting their first-impressions on forums. Standouts include solid hardware that is praised for its build quality and an impressive battery life. Reports on battery life vary from person to person and is dependent on a number of settings, but is generally from 8 to 10 hours.

The first unboxing video has already been posted up on Youtube: