Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2: First Impressions

Lenovo adds another to its Windows 8 tablet line-up and we get it first under our crummy thumbs to see just how good (or bad) it is.

Published Date
07 - Aug - 2013
| Last Updated
07 - Aug - 2013
 
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2: First Impressions

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is the new addition to the enterprise segment of Lenovo’s Windows 8 tablet with a 10.1-inch IPS panel sporting a resolution of 1366x768 with a 5-finger multi-touch support. The tablet, priced at Rs. 50,000 exclusive of taxes, runs on the Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The tablet is also sporting 2GB of RAM, sufficient for most tasks. The tablet comes with a stylus along with the fact that Lenovo also has a Bluetooth keyboard and a dock available for purchase.

We got our hands on the tablet for some time and the first thing to grab our attention was the premium finish the tablet comes with. It almost feels like holding the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, even though the tablet is not made of carbon fiber. The second thing we noticed was just how elegantly the stylus fits into the side of the tablet. Extremely good design sense flows through the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2.

Using the tablet on its own, we felt that it fit extremely well in our hands, being very light as well. The touch response on the tablet is excellent, matching the kind we’ve seen on the iPad. We even tried the gestures that Windows 8 relies on so heavily, and the ThinkPad 2 handled all of them rather well.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t try the full blown dock or the Stylus due to a lack of the requisite apps (and lack of Wi-Fi at the venue), but the Bluetooth keyboard worked wonderfully. The build quality of the keyboard matches the excellent quality of the tablet. Unfortunately unlike with other hybrids where the keyboard-dock end up forming a foldable notebook, the same convenience isn’t offered by this combination.

As far as extra features go, the tablet has a 2 megapixel front facing camera capable of 720p video conferencing and an 8 megapixel camera on the back for all other photography needs. The battery has a 25 day stand-by time, that’s given the fact that the tablet also has on-board 3G (for Wi-Fi only) and Bluetooth 4.0. For more, feel free to watch our hands-on video, and do stay tuned for our detailed review of what so far looks to be a rather solid Windows 8 table offering from Lenovo.

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