FCC filings for the ThinkPad Helix were logged in December of last year and the tablet subsequently appeared at CES a month later.
Despite this, the tablet — which boasts an 11.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) dock-able display, up to 256GB of SSD memory and a choice of Ivy Bridge processors — has since been struck down by numerous delays.
The tablet did eventually start shipping to pre-order buyers in April, although it was also reported that some buyers had managed to pick up the Windows 8 tablet even earlier via other channels.
The ThinkPad Helix now starts from $1,679 – which is slightly pricier than previous rumors of it starting at $1,499 – and is already being courted by education buyers. Seton Hall University has confirmed that it will deploy 2,000 of the tablets to new students in June.