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Lenovo ThinkPad review

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7/10
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The Lenovo ThinkPad currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Register

Heavy, black and hewn from the finest plastics known to man, the ThinkPad Tablet is exactly what you would expect a 'droid tablet carrying the TP moniker to be. The smart and business-like design is complemented by a solid range of physical connectors and the N-trig digitizing pen is sure to find fa...

- Alun Taylor, The Register
DigitalVersus

A pro positioning without necessarily delivering pro services, the ThinkPad Tablet seems the ideal product for those who wish to get rid of their notebook and use a tablet for their meetings instead. The applications included strengthen Android Honeycomb and note taking with the stylus is a real plu...

- Romain Thuret, DigitalVersus
HotHardware

Lenovo designed the ThinkPad Tablet with business users in mind. The optional pen accessory and the preloaded software are options business users may appreciate. During our tests, we felt the ThinkPad tablet was great for taking notes, surfing the web, checking email, and many other daily tasks that...

- Jennifer Johnson, HotHardware
Notebookcheck

The ThinkPad tablet represents a successful entry into the tablet world for Lenovo. At times it really makes the competition look old in terms of functionality, connectivity and price. Whereas other tablets only offer 16 or 32 GB SSDs, Lenovo trumps this with 64 GB. Nor has Lenovo cut corners with t...

- Siggy Moersch , Notebookcheck
Cnet

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a logical product that answers the call for a professional, durable, secure, IT-deployable tablet. We feel that Lenovo has hit the mark here better than any other competitor we've seen (RIM and HP being the most notable examples).

- Donald Bell, Cnet


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Screen Size
10.1"

The Lenovo ThinkPad's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core ARM processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. An external, SD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3250mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3250 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 5 days standby time, 9 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Lenovo ThinkPad Specs

Overview
Release date August 31, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core ARM
Internal Storage 16/32/64 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3250 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 9 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 18.2 x 26.0 x 1.4 cm (7.2 x 10.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 742 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen, Gorilla Glass Display
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry FlexT9
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN, SYNC
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info SD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PPT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps Documents To Go,McAfee Mobile Security,MyScript Notes,PrinterShare,Citrix Receiver,Computrace Mobile
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The Register

Adequate battery life, abysmally quiet speaker, brick outhouse build quality

from The Register

Heavy, black and hewn from the finest plastics known to man, the ThinkPad Tablet is exactly what you would expect a 'droid tablet carrying the TP moniker to be. The smart and business-like design is complemented by a solid range of physical connectors and the N-trig digitizing pen is sure to find...More

Heavy, black and hewn from the finest plastics known to man, the ThinkPad Tablet is exactly what you would expect a 'droid tablet carrying the TP moniker to be. The smart and business-like design is complemented by a solid range of physical connectors and the N-trig digitizing pen is sure to find fans, even if it’s not as talented as the Wacom stylus you get with the Samsung Galaxy Note. The only major grumbles are the abysmally quiet speaker and merely adequate battery life. ®

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DigitalVersus

Satisfying screen overall, precise stylus, mediocre photo-video sensor

from DigitalVersus

A pro positioning without necessarily delivering pro services, the ThinkPad Tablet seems the ideal product for those who wish to get rid of their notebook and use a tablet for their meetings instead. The applications included strengthen Android Honeycomb and note taking with the stylus is a real...More

A pro positioning without necessarily delivering pro services, the ThinkPad Tablet seems the ideal product for those who wish to get rid of their notebook and use a tablet for their meetings instead. The applications included strengthen Android Honeycomb and note taking with the stylus is a real plus. Its size and weight, the lack of pro apps and a few slowdowns do however let it down slightly.

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HotHardware

Lots of ports, full size media card reader, relatively short battery life in idle mode

from HotHardware

Lenovo designed the ThinkPad Tablet with business users in mind. The optional pen accessory and the preloaded software are options business users may appreciate. During our tests, we felt the ThinkPad tablet was great for taking notes, surfing the web, checking email, and many other daily tasks that are typical of a business user....

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Lenovo designed the ThinkPad Tablet with business users in mind. The optional pen accessory and the preloaded software are options business users may appreciate. During our tests, we felt the ThinkPad tablet was great for taking notes, surfing the web, checking email, and many other daily tasks that are typical of a business user.

Battery life with the ThinkPad Tablet is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the tablet is rated at up to five days of use, this longevity is dependent upon the user putting the tablet into suspend mode each time he or she is finished using the tablet. Even then, battery life is sure to vary greatly depending on how much you use the tablet. We would expect that many users may place the tablet on their desk to take a phone call or deal with another interruption and forget to press the power button. In doing so, you'll suffer a considerable hit in terms of battery life.

In terms of connectivity, the ThinkPad Tablet has a lot going for it. Not only does the ThinkPad Tablet have a full-size USB port, but it also offers a card reader, microUSB port, mini HDMI port, a ThinkPad Tablet dock connector, and headphone jack. Most tablets on the market today offer considerably fewer ports, so this is an area where the ThinkPad Tablet really shines.

IT departments will also appreciate the encryption and remote wipe capabilities of the ThinkPad Tablet. The optional pen accessory is definitely a nice add on that gives the tablet some additional functionality, and we found ourselves using it often during our evaluation process. The biggest drawback to this tablet is its battery managment. Assuming you're religious about pressing the power button each time you're finished using the tablet, it won't be a problem. If you're like us and tend to forget however, you'll want to keep a charging cord nearby at all times. Regardless, we feel the ThinkPad Tablet is a great tablet for business users who want some of the added capabilities and software that Lenovo includes. It's a full-featured device that offers a tablet experience not found in many others on the market right now.

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Notebookcheck

At times, it makes the competition look old in terms of functionality, connectivity and price

from Notebookcheck

The ThinkPad tablet represents a successful entry into the tablet world for Lenovo. At times it really makes the competition look old in terms of functionality, connectivity and price. Whereas other tablets only offer 16 or 32 GB SSDs, Lenovo trumps this with 64 GB. Nor has Lenovo cut corners wit...More

The ThinkPad tablet represents a successful entry into the tablet world for Lenovo. At times it really makes the competition look old in terms of functionality, connectivity and price. Whereas other tablets only offer 16 or 32 GB SSDs, Lenovo trumps this with 64 GB. Nor has Lenovo cut corners with the 10.1-inch display; the IPS panel used here is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass from impact, scratches and wear and tear, and significantly increases screen readability outdoors at the same time.

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Cnet

The ThinkPad Tablet's bulky design and relatively high price are likely turnoffs

from Cnet

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a logical product that answers the call for a professional, durable, secure, IT-deployable tablet. We feel that Lenovo has hit the mark here better than any other competitor we've seen (RIM and HP being the most notable examples).

Read full review

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a logical product that answers the call for a professional, durable, secure, IT-deployable tablet. We feel that Lenovo has hit the mark here better than any other competitor we've seen (RIM and HP being the most notable examples).

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Computer Shopper

This sturdy tablet packs most of the features businesses need in an Android-based tablet

from Computer Shopper

Overall, we think the ThinkPad Tablet is a good fit for businesses and professionals. However, the first round of ThinkPad Tablets doesn't support 3G mobility out of the box, instead tethering you to Wi-Fi networks and hotspots. (Depending on your preferred carrier, you may or may not be abl...More

Overall, we think the ThinkPad Tablet is a good fit for businesses and professionals. However, the first round of ThinkPad Tablets doesn't support 3G mobility out of the box, instead tethering you to Wi-Fi networks and hotspots. (Depending on your preferred carrier, you may or may not be able to upgrade your tablet later.) Business people on the road need to use their tablets no matter where they are—riding in a taxi, waiting for a plane, in a doctor's waiting room. And Lenovo still has a few small bugs to work out. Overall, we think this tablet is a great start for Lenovo, but it might be a good idea to hold out a little longer, at least until the 3G models are available.

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TechRadar

Bulky and outdated design

from TechRadar

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a smart option for those who need to use a tablet at work. It has an understated but somewhat bulky design that fits well with a full-size laptop. Movies and other media are hit and miss, but mostly miss because of the less than colourful screen and choppy playback....More

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a smart option for those who need to use a tablet at work. It has an understated but somewhat bulky design that fits well with a full-size laptop. Movies and other media are hit and miss, but mostly miss because of the less than colourful screen and choppy playback. Our final conclusion is that this tablet is better than many other Android models, mostly because of the extra ports and the business apps, but the larger size and weight make it a runner-up to Apple and Samsung models.

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TabletPCReview

A giant step toward a true enterprise level mobile tablet

from TabletPCReview

With the ThinkPad, Lenovo has taken a giant step toward a true enterprise level mobile tablet. Unfortunately, the Android operating system is not quite ready to make the leap. While Notes Mobile is great for handwriting to text, the Flex T9 keyboard is laughably inadequate, and I want to see hand...More

With the ThinkPad, Lenovo has taken a giant step toward a true enterprise level mobile tablet. Unfortunately, the Android operating system is not quite ready to make the leap. While Notes Mobile is great for handwriting to text, the Flex T9 keyboard is laughably inadequate, and I want to see handwriting to text seamlessly integrated throughout all apps and functions, just as it is done with Windows. File management is also confounding, and the ThinkPad startup time could be measured with a sundial it's so slow. In fact, it's among the worst of any Android tablet in the Honeycomb era. That said, the ThinkPad does a lot right. The ThinkPad Tablet design is extremely functional and the device is solid. I love the "ThinkPad" power light, and I'll always welcome full-sized ports, even if it means a few extra ounces and additional thickness.

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Engadget

The ThinkPad's features don't quite make up for its poky performance and not-so-responsive display

from Engadget

Our verdict, in a sentence, was that the tablet was okay, but we'd rather see what the geekier, more fully featured ThinkPad Tablet had to offer. If anything, though, reviewing it brought on a serious case of déjà vu. Again, we were confronted with a not-so-responsive display, slugg...More

Our verdict, in a sentence, was that the tablet was okay, but we'd rather see what the geekier, more fully featured ThinkPad Tablet had to offer. If anything, though, reviewing it brought on a serious case of déjà vu. Again, we were confronted with a not-so-responsive display, sluggish performance and the same hit-or-miss software tweaks. After testing Lenovo's first two Android tablets, it seems clear that the problem isn't a saturated market, where decent Honeycomb slates can go unappreciated. No, the problem is that right now, at least, Lenovo just doesn't make tablets with the same panache that it does computers.

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Wired

Top-notch performance in all areas

from Wired

While I love some of this tablet’s features on their own, as a whole the ThinkPad Tablet feels more like a shopping cart filled with options, some of which work, some of which shouldn’t be here, and some of which are full-on failures. Coupled with the premium pricing, it all adds up to a somewhat questionable experience.

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While I love some of this tablet’s features on their own, as a whole the ThinkPad Tablet feels more like a shopping cart filled with options, some of which work, some of which shouldn’t be here, and some of which are full-on failures. Coupled with the premium pricing, it all adds up to a somewhat questionable experience.

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