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Though tablets are growing more and more popular among mainstream consumers, they have yet to prove themselves as viable replacements for laptops when it comes to productivity. With the 10.1-inch ThinkPad Tablet ($499,16GB; $569, 32GB; $669, 64GB; direct), Lenovo puts forth a tablet aimed at business users, but it lacks reliability and performance that has made the company's ThinkPad line so successful in the corporate world. The most intriguing aspect of the ThinkPad Tablet is not the tablet itself, but its stylus and keyboard folio accessories, which cost an additional $140. There's some good design and functionality here including a full-size USB port, and an option to add 3G connectivity, but frustrating app crashes and some unresponsiveness hold this Lenovo tablet back. Design and AccessoriesThose fond of the classic yet staid ThinkPad aesthetic will appreciate this tablet, but much like its laptop counterparts, it lacks the slickness and wow factor of many of its competitors. And at 10.3 by 7.2 by .6 inches (HWD) and 1.6 pounds, the ThinkPad Tablet is chunky. The iPad 2 ($499, 4.5 stars) is nearly half as thick and shaves off 0.3 pound. The rear panel is covered in rubberized black plastic, typical of the ThinkPad moniker, making the tablet easy to grip.
Lenovo hasn’t come onto the tablet market to follow trends or do things the easy way. Rather, the brand has transposed its usual philosophy to an Android Honeycomb (3.1) touchscreen tablet. Resolutely high-end and professional in its marketing positioning, this ThinkPad Tablet has numerous connectors and includes a stylus (capacitive interface, sensitivity to pressure). In a 10.1-inch 16/10 format, it has an IPS panel and a capacitive touchscreen. The processor is an Nvidia Tegra2 dual-core clocked at 1 GHz in keeping with the 2011 trend for Android Honeycomb products. It also comes with 1 GB of RAM. For storage, our test model had 64 GB, but 16 and 32 GB models are also available. In addition to its large stylus there’s a whole lot of other connectivity, to an extent we hadn’t seen since the release of the Acer Iconia Tab A500. The USB 2.0 Host, micro-USB, SD/SDHC reader, proprietary connection for the dock and accessories, a mini-HDMI out, a 3.5-inch headphones jack and a SIM slot for 3G connectivity… Lenovo certainly isn’t scrimping when it comes to the hardware! Photo–video sensors are of course included, with the main one on the back (5 Megapixels) and a webcam on the front (1.3 Megapixels).
Lenovo's first business-class Android-based tablet has arrived. The ThinkPad Tablet comes with many of the features business users want and demand from a tablet, including full encryption, remote wipe capabilities, productivity apps, VPN support, pen-based handwriting recognition technology, and more. Running on Android 3.1, the ThinkPad Tablet comes preloaded with more than 25 free apps. Many of these apps will be useful to business users, such as Documents to Go by DataViz, PrinterShare, Computrace Mobile by Absolute Software, and Citrix Receiver. With the optional digitizer pen, you can also take advantage of the preloaded MyScript Notes Mobile app which lets you take notes, draw, and insert pictures. This program supports handwriting recognition in 27 languages. With the tablet's full-size USB port, full-size SD card slot, and microUSB port, transferring files to and from the tablet is easy. The ThinkPad Tablet also has a mini HDMI connector so you can connect the device to a larger display or HDTV for displaying presentations or sharing your favorite video. Using the optional ThinkPad Tablet Keyboard Folio Case, which sells for about $100, you can dock the ThinkPad Tablet and quickly type out a few emails or reports.
Lenovo has expanded their successful business-oriented line of computing devices to include tablets. The company introduced two new slates earlier this year - the consumer-oriented IdeaPad K1 and the business-minded ThinkPad Tablet that we are examining today. Sure, Lenovo has been producing Windows-based tablet PCs with touchscreen functions for quite some time, but the ThinkPad tablet isn't any of those. We've come to know Lenovo as one of the premiere business notebook manufacturers over the past years. Having worked with several ThinkPads during my time at TechSpot, aside from a few small quirks, each unit left me looking forward to the next. The foundation for Lenovo's ThinkPad line has been a uniform style that's stood the test of time quite well. It's simple, practical, recognizable and instills the value of quality in the minds of many. It'll be interesting to see how that tradition has carried on to their first ThinkPad tablet running Android. Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor, 32GB of internal storage, 1GB of DDR2 system memory, front and rear cameras, 8.02.11 b/g/n/ Wi-Fi connectivity and a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass.
Apparently, the whole world's gone crazy for tablets (or, at least one of them). A tablet makes the perfect ultraportable companion for browsing the Web, checking e-mail, and watching movies on the go. But if tablets represent the future of portable computing, they'll need to become robust business machines, as well. Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet isn't the thinnest or prettiest tablet out there, and its $499 (16GB) base price doesn't make it a bargain, but it fills a niche with business users that no iPad or Honeycomb slate has been able to claim. The ThinkPad Tablet feels like a coffee table book. It's a big, tough tablet, and for some professionals that's probably a selling point. Held in portrait orientation (the preferred view, judging by the direction of the logos and labels), it measures 10.2 inches tall, 7.2 inches wide, and 0.5 inch thick. A front-facing 2-megapixel camera sits in the top right corner, with a 5-megapixel camera on the flip side. The back is covered in a nonslip matte finish tastefully emblazoned with the Lenovo and ThinkPad logos. When it comes to distinguishing details, the first thing we noticed are the four tactile navigation buttons located on the bottom of the screen, including buttons for screen rotation lock, Web browser, back, and home.
For those with a penchant for tech throwbacks, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a reminder of past accomplishments. With its all-black design and an optional pen with a large red faux-pa eraser, this tablet looks a bit like one of those original IBM ThinkPad notebooks from years ago. Sadly, its throwback design is still no match for the thin and powerful Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Apple iPad 2. Like the Acer Iconia Tab A500 and Asus Eee Pad Transformer, the ThinkPad Tablet has quite a few extra ports including a camera card slot for loading images from a digital camera straight from the SD memory card, a USB port for connecting peripherals such as a keyboard and mouse and a micro-HDMI port for sending the screen out to your HD TV. However, at 14.5mm thin and 748g heavy, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is not as sleek or portable as the Apple iPad 2. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, which runs on the Android 3.1 operating system, is loaded with the latest chips, as expected. There's an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.0GHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and - at least on the version we tested - 32GB of storage. Lenovo offers 16GB and 64GB versions as well, costing £683 for a 16GB Wi-Fi-only version, £788 for a 16GB Wi-Fi and 3G version and £885 for a 64GB Wi-Fi and 3G version.
Listen to the market analysts, and they'll tell you that tablets are the next device to sweep the enterprise. In fact, a survey of stakeholders by Model Metrics found that 22% of businesses had already deployed tablets, while the rest, 78%, plan to do so by 2013. Despite the coming tablet wave, the enterprise has been a difficult nut for tablet makers to crack. Just ask RIM, which is sitting on a huge pile of unsold PlayBooks. And while Windows 7 tablets have found their niche inside certain vertical segments like insurance and real estate, and Windows 8 will shake things up in 2012, the Apple iPad is still the most popular tablet amongst the business sect. Lenovo is hoping to change that and is expanding its respected ThinkPad brand to include an Android Honeycomb tablet. The aptly named "ThinkPad Tablet" sports similar specs as a half dozen other 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablets, but Lenovo differentiates its offering with N-trig active pen support and full-sized ports. Will that be enough for the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet to make it in the business world?BUILD & DESIGN Just like Toshiba with the Thrive before it, Lenovo eschewed the recent trend toward thin and light tablets, and instead settled on 'relatively thick and sturdy' for the ThinkPad.
Today we have the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet on the review board. The ThinkPad has the body of a tablet but the head for business. Running on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, but filled with years of business and consumer laptop thoughts and ideas thanks to Lenovo. The ThinkPad tablet helps power users and business professionals alike do more on the go, while managing to stay extremely portable even if it's a bit heavy. We've gave it a quick glance and have plenty of photos and video after the break, so dig in and enjoy. To start with the hardware we have a quick video for you below, as well as our hands-on and unboxing post you can see here. What you get is an Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet with a bright and vivid 10.1\" 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display. The IPS looks bright, vivid, clear, and has great contrast. Like most IPS displays the viewing angles are also quite excellent so that is another plus. Powered by the all to familiar NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor at 1.0 GHz, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (16 and 64GB versions also available). Coming in around 14.5mm thin and weighs 1.65 lbs. It may be heavier than most but it also has a wide array of ports for any users needs.
With the ThinkPad Tablet, Lenovo distinguishes itself as the first company with two tablets clearly aimed at two different markets. The company did a solid job with its consumer-focused IdeaPad K1, released in midsummer. The ThinkPad Tablet (starting at $499 for a 16GB model, price as of 9/23/2011), like its laptop brethren, has its sights set squarely on business users. And like the ThinkPad laptops, Lenovo largely succeeds in putting together a business-worthy package with its own design, features, and bundled software. From the outside, the ThinkPad Tablet looks as if it would fit right in with Lenovo's classic matte black case designs. The back is covered with a soft, slightly rubberized surface; the front bezel is finished off in a piano-black plastic. The ThinkPad Tablet has a starkly different design from its IdeaPad sibling. It has four physical buttons on the front, situated along the bottom beneath the screen, and optimized for use in portrait orientation. Physical buttons like these are unusual for an Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet such as this, since Android has all the buttons you need inside its interface. However, Lenovo not only chose physical buttons for certain functions, but ones that are up front and easy-access, too: rotation lock, Web browser, back, and home.
Lenovo's first business-class Android-based tablet has arrived. The ThinkPad Tablet comes with many of the features business users want from a tablet, including full encryption, remote wipe capabilities, productivity apps, VPN support, pen-based handwriting recognition technology, and more. Running on Android 3.1, the ThinkPad Tablet comes preloaded with more than 25 free apps. Many of these apps will be useful to business users such as Documents to Go by DataViz, PrinterShare, Computrace Mobile by Absolute Software, and Citrix Receiver. With the optional digitizer pen, you can also take advantage of the preloaded MyScript Notes Mobile which lets you take notes, draw, and insert pictures. This program supports handwriting recognition in 27 languages. With the tablet's full-size USB port, full-size SD card slot, and microUSB port, transferring files to and from the tablet is easy. The ThinkPad Tablet also has a mini-HDMI connector so you can connect it to a larger display or HDTV for displaying presentations or sharing your favorite video. Using the optional ThinkPad Tablet Keyboard Folio Case which sells for about $100, you can dock the ThinkPad Tablet and quickly type out a few emails or reports as well.
With their virtual keyboards and focus on media con-sumption, most tablets appeal more to couch-cruising consumers than professionals looking to get some work done. Built for productivity, the ThinkPad Tablet breaks the slate mold by providing first-rate digital pen support, business-friendly software, a durable design, and plen-tiful ports. With a starting price of $499 ($599 as configured), Lenovo's first Think-branded Android slate isn't perfect, but it is the best content creation tablet on the market.The ThinkPad Tablet incorporates the same raven-black aesthetic we've come to know and love in Lenovo's ThinkPad business notebooks. Made from Corning's scratch and break-resistant Gorilla Glass, the glossy screen is surrounded by a thin, black bezel, emblazoned with light gray ThinkPad and Lenovo logos. At the bottom of the front bezel sit four physical buttons that it easy to access key functions including auto rotate on/off, web browser, back, and home. Too bad the buttons are stiff; we found them more difficult to press than we'd like.The rubberized back and sides reminded us of the sleek softtouch lids we've seen on notebooks like the ThinkPad T series. The back panel features a silver ThinkPad logo with a red light that illuminates whenever the tablet is in use.
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