The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is one of Lenovo’s latest offerings into the Windows 8 market. With a 1.5ghz Intel Atom Processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, the Tablet 2 is best suited for business use. With the included Stylus, you’ll be able to make precise movements on the screen and take advantage of the handwriting recognition. Check out the video review after the break.
Build quality is excellent, with the sort of body density and high-end feel we've not seen in another Lenovo tablet to date. The back of the thing is made of aluminium and this is a super-slim tablet at just 8.8mm thick.
Still, we would say that the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is the best take we've seen on this design. It's a functional jack of all trades that can keep you productive and entertained on the road, but its limitations will drive you nuts if you try to make it your only computing option. A fat bank account and good Bluetooth mouse are needed to make this ThinkPad part of your digital life.
Developers know this and haven’t made the move to create compelling tablet-optimized apps for Honeycomb yet. And consumers are using tablets for more than just the web and email. When spending $500 or more on a tablet, they want a wide variety of third-party apps to choose from. No matter how nice the hardware looks, Lenovo’s Android tablets, like those from other manufacturers, can’t offer that yet. On the other hand, the P1 tablet with Windows does offer a range of available software, but most of it isn’t built for a mobile experience; the same challenge Windows tablets have always faced.
|PCMark7||3DMark06||ATTO (top disk speeds)|
|Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760, Intel HD)||1,423||460||83 MB/s (reads); 35 MB/s (writes)|
|HP Envy x2 (1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760, Intel HD)||1,425||N/A||83 MB/s (reads); 34 MB/s (writes)|
|Samsung ATIV Smart PC (1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760, Intel HD)||N/A||374||82 MB/s (reads); 36 MB/s (writes)|
|Acer Iconia W510 (1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760, Intel HD)||1,297||N/A||81 MB/s (reads); 28 MB/s (writes)|