LENOVO THINKPAD 2 10.1
|Operating System||Windows 8|
|Dimension (in)||6.9 x .34 x 10.1|
|Resolution (px)||1366 x 768|
|Touchscreen||IPS LCD Capacitive|
Bluetooth v4.0; Wi-Fi connectivity; Front- and rear-cameras; mini HDMI; Micro USB; MicroSD; Accelerometer
|Battery Life||10 hrs|
Lenovo has made some drastic changes to the ThinkPad Tablet 2. It runs Windows 8, and has moved from Tegra 2 to Intel Atom 1.8Ghz dual-core processor. It backs that up with 2GB of RAM and 64GB SSD storage, but does that warrant the £130 price increase from its predecessor?
At just 1.2 pounds on our scale, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is significantly lighter than the fourth-generation iPad, despite its larger screen (10.1 inches versus 9.7 inches). In practice, the 10.3 x 6.5 x .4 inch tablet felt light enough to hold with one hand and paper-light when held with two.
Like all other Atom-powered hybrids, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 (if you want 1080p you're going to have to step up to i5, or maybe give AMD a shot). As we've said many times before, though, pixel count isn't everything: we rather like the screen here, as the IPS technology makes for some wide viewing angles.
The Intel Atom Z2760 processor in the Tablet 2 ensures Windows 8 32-bit compatibility, so the tablet will work with all your enterprise apps and corporate network protocols.
The Tablet 2's stylus slots securely into the tablet’s top edge when not in use. A button on the stylus’ edge provides right-click support, and while it's a little small for large hands, we found it worked well; it worked well for taking advantage of Windows’ handwriting support, and annotating Word or OneNote documents.
This Windows 8 tablet from Lenovo scores with great industrial design and battery life, but adding practically required accessories makes the ThinkPad Tablet 2 very expensive for what you get.