"The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet has the potential to be an invaluable tool."
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is more of a techie’s device than your average tablet. It falls mostly between core IT functioning and a usable business tool. If you are shopping about to find the right tablet for you then we applaud your efforts, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet has the potential to be an invaluable tool.
What we like best
One of the distinguishing features of the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is the stylus. Having a digital pen will make a lot of difference to interfacing with this device, and not just because it will keep the screen blessedly smudge free.
The capacity to make quick notes by writing free hand really gives this tablet an edge, typing on a touchscreen is a difficult adjustment for most to make, and isn’t particularly comfortable on a tablet so getting back to basics with a pen in hand is a treat. The stylus is a great intermediary between touchscreen technology and traditional hardware; it works better on larger handheld devices then a digital keypad.
For meetings, seminars or lectures quickly jotted notes in your Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet can be transferred to text, which in turn can be exported quickly via email, social media or messaging service. Lenovo’s notebook system will let you create notebooks for events so you can manage your writings efficiently.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet also sports a full sized USB 2.0 port, which will allow you to attach other standard devices like a mouse, expanding memory or sharing with a USB stick can now be implemented with this tablet. There’s also a micro-USB for charging without a docking station and a micro-HDMI port which lets you export to full HD monitors at 1080p.
As for usability the Lenovo Launcher integrates all your social media and email accounts on to one stream so you won’t have to sign in to a dozen apps to find one message.
Lenovo have also streamlined their app store so that the very best apps, and only those that can function your tablet are available. This is convenient since there is nothing worse than finding the perfect app only to discover that it is only available on a mobile phone format.
For companies looking to integrate tablet technology into their hardware the Citrix Receiver is a godsend of tech professionals, they’ll be able to manage employees Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets remotely, installing appropriate software and updating antiviral systems as well as installing necessary apps.
What we like least
Though the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is competitively priced, the dock comes at a hefty price on top, this dock converts the tablet in to a ThinkPad laptop, which is something we haven’t seen yet, and it even has a trackpoint in the centre. It would have been an excellent selling point if this had come inclusive, since those of you who are dubious about making the shift from laptop to tablet would have an intermediary.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a great option for those of you who require a tablet for your work. Don’t get us wrong using it for entertainment is more than possible with up to 8 hours battery use and wide viewing angles so you can share movie or picture viewings with friends.
NVIDIA Tegra 2
Hard Drive Storage
24.1W mAh Li-Polymer battery
Front Camera 2MP
Rear Camera 5MP
Supports ThinkPad Tablet Pen input
1 x mini HDMI
1 x USB 2.0
1 x micro USB
1 x Dock connector
SIM card slot
3-in-1 media card reader
Weight & Size
(W)26 x (H)1.4 x (D) 18.1mm
Integrated Mobile Broadband
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