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.
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).
Excerpt: With their virtual keyboards and focus on media consumption, most tablets appeal more to couch-cruising consumers than professionals looking to get some work done. Built for productivity, the ThinkPad Tablet breaks the slate mold by providing first-rate digital pen support, business-friendly software, a durable design, and plentiful ports.
Pros: Fantastic pen support, Durable attractive design, Full size USB port SD card reader, Optional folio keyboard case
Excerpt: Lenovo’s ThinkPad keyboards get raves for good reason: The key travel, feedback, and spacing make for the most comfortable typing available on a mobile device. When I saw the island-style keys on the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Keyboard Folio Case , I thought there was no way the company could replicate that amazing typing feel with those keys. I was wrong.
Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet comes with a digitiser pen and plenty of features designed to appeal to corporate users
Good Gear Guide.au
9 January 2011
Summary: Unlike every other Android tablet on the market, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a business tablet first and foremost. Its digitiser pen alone makes it an attractive proposition, and it also comes with useful security features and VPN capability. All up, a fine first Android-based effort from Lenovo.
Pros: Included digitiser pen, Physical shortcut buttons, Unique business-orientated software
Cons: Chunky design and glossy display, Battery life could be improved, Visible square imprints on screen