Excerpt: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a business-centric Android Honeycomb tablet with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels touchscreen, HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, NVidia's 1GHz dual-core processor, 64GB of built-in storage, native USB 2.0 and micro-USB ports, full-size SD card slot and mini-HDMI output.
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: The ThinkPad Tablet combines a superior media and entertainment experience with the security, reliability and manageability features for which ThinkPad is known to create a true business-class tablet. Designed as a companion computing device for professionals on the go, the ThinkPad Tablet includes an optional digitiser pen, a full-size USB port
Pros: + Accurate stylus, + Enterprise-friendly, + Tough
Cons: - Heavy and bulky, - Poor camera, - Tablet, - Charger adapter, - MicroUSB Cable
Conclusion: Lastly for the IT-savvy business users, there is a Citrix Receiver app which lets you connect to Citrix servers in your company or try out some o the demo Citrix sessions available in the app. As far as connectivity goes, I was able to connect a Citrix farm on my network and log in to a Windows 2008 server, but using the app itself was a nightmare due to the extremely laggy screen (more in the next section).
Conclusion: This tablet is pretty decent and should be great for business users and professionals. While the stylus works for full navigation everywhere the user needs from swiping through homescreens and choosing apps and more. Certain applications have no use for it, like Documents to Go -- it has no doodle or stylus support so the stylus us useless here.
Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet boasts excellent accessories that can transform the tablet into an on-the-go business machine. But short battery life and some stability issues make it a questionable choice for casual and corporate users alike.
Pros: Full-sized USB 2.0 port. Optional 3G. Excellent, though optional, keyboard folio case and accurate stylus pen.
Cons: A bit chunky. Frequent app crashes in our tests. Occasionally unresponsive screen. Subpar battery life.
Conclusion: I tested the rear-facing camera on the ThinkPad under the same conditions that I did with the Acer and received about the same results. Simply put, tablet cameras aren't very good; none of them. You'd have similar or better luck with a basic smartphone camera. Something like Apple's iPhone 4 would easily put these to shame. The same goes for video recording quality – it's just not a high point for the ThinkPad.
Excerpt: “The pen is mightier than the finger” -Ian 2011 (Apologies to Edward Bulwer-Lytton ) Let me start this article by saying that if you’re looking for a technical review of the new Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet then this is not the article for you. There’s quite a few speed and feed reviews out there, but what I want to cover here is how the “business grade” Thinkpad Tablet differs from most of the other tablets out there in the market, and how these features work for me...
Pros: Dual capactive and active pen input adds a new dimension to Android Tablets, Accurate digitiser, Fast digitiser ( in most applications )
Cons: Palm rejection not 100% in all programs, OCR still not 100%, Not many pen support applications, Note that these are functions more of the software than the hardware.
Conclusion: Like the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 , we had great hopes for the ThinkPad Android Tablet. Lenovo makes excellent laptops, and it's hard to beat ThinkPads for durability, IPS display options, ultraportable designs and excellent keyboards. That signature ThinkPad build is most definitely here: this is a sturdy and well put together tablet. Business users will appreciate this, but as a consumer tablet, the ThinkPad tablet fails the thin and light test.
Pros: Pen for note-taking, solid build, USB port, excellent optional keyboard folio.
Cons: Chunky, would be better without bloatware (bloatware is reduced with ICS upgrade).