Excerpt: Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx is a Windows-powered tablet with a 11.6-inch 1366x768 pixels screen, 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi connectivity, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 32 or 64 GB of built-in storage, and a memory card slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: As tablets continue with their proliferation into what was once laptop territory we think this hybrid approach will further evolve and carve out a niche in the growing market for business savvy tablets. Seeing as Windows 8 is practically made for this dual existence, it's certain this style of convertible tablet will gain in popularity.
Pros: Business-Class Windows Tablet:, Easy Docking:, Runs the Full Version of Windows:
Cons: Dock Has Room For Improvement:, Very Wide Aspect Ratio, Large Tablet:
Summary: Final Thoughts
When it comes down to it the IdeaTab Lynx is a great Windows 8 tablet that any user is going to enjoy. I think the most compelling thing about the Lynx is the price. At $499 you are getting a great tablet that is going to run full Windows 8 and handle most things you will throw at it.
Pros: – Bright 11.6inch IPS display, – Runs full Windows 8, – Long battery life, – Responsive touch panel, – Micro USB to USB adapter included, – Optional keyboard dock, – Price
Cons: – No second camera, – No fullsized USB port, – Lower quality construction
Summary: The Lenovo IdeaPad Lynx is not really as cost effective as some of the lower-end Intel Atom Windows 8 tablets on the market, but for just a few hundred dollars more other tablets offer way more in terms of performance and build quality. Users who are looking for a Windows 8 tablet that is geared at productivity will find the Lenovo IdeaPad Lynx wanting.
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx offers all the things we like about Intel Atom Windows 8 tablets: long battery life, silent operation, long standby and a thin and light design. But its looks detract from an otherwise solid experience, and I fear that it may not get a long look from buyers when more visually appealing tablets beckon.
Pros: Thin and light, long battery life, optional keyboard dock doubles battery life.
Cons: Not a gorgeous design, keyboard dock could have more ports.
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx is a decidedly middle of the road tablet: slow performance, decent battery life, so-so screen. The design won’t win any awards, but we do like that a keyboard dock with extra ports is available. It’s not the best Atom-based tablet we’ve tested — that honor goes to the ThinkPad Tablet 2 over on the business side – and it’s more expensive than the runners up by $50. The bigger display offers more drawbacks than benefits, in the end.
Pros: Lightweight and thin, Includes USB dongle, Good battery life
Cons: Build quality doesn't feel sturdy, Widescreen aspect ratio throws off balance, Few ports, Narrow viewing angles, Windows 8 not a good tablet OS
Summary: Want a tablet for entertainment and the convenience of a PC for getting work done? Lenovo claims the IdeaPad Lynx offers the best of both worlds. In our IdeaPad Lynx review we find out if it's the best Windows 8 tablet out there.
Excerpt: Not only has Lenovo just released the shape-shifting IdeaPad Yoga range, the Chinese laptop giant has also pushed out a new tablet and keyboard combo, called the IdeaTab Lynx. Touting one of the new dual-core Intel Atom mobile processors, it runs also runs the full Windows 8 experience, making it quite a persuasive device.