Reviews and Problems with Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 1838 (NZ72)
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3 weeks ago
Summary: When it works, it's pretty useful, but I initially bought this for artwork, and there are dots, like anchor points throughout the screen that make it quite literally impossible to make a straight line. Even with a straight line tool provided by drawing programs, it STILL FORCES the line to warp around the little nodules, distorting the image. I barely use it because I can never get the damn thing to charge!
Summary: I have had issues with all android tablets of this generation. It (like samsung galaxy) would hang when trying to load apps. Nothing exotic, just email and internet. I had some websites completely crash firefox and the included browser. Despite that, it was just like using a large phone. Unfortunately the last update killed the wifi. I was traveling with it and unable to to connect to the hotel wifi consistently.
Summary: I like the tablet. However, I bought it to use for taking notes and drawing in the classroom and I am unable to use this feature. The pen did not come with the tablet and I have purchased the digitizer pen two seperate times (one was recommended by Lenova sales rep the other by Amazon) and neither one works on the tablet. At this point I'm at a complete loss as to what to do. I was on the phone for two hours with Lenovo and was shifted to six different departments.
Summary: So I bought this tablet because it was supposedly good for business use. I expected something fast, efficient, and intuitive but this tablet is actually quite difficult to get the hang of. I'll start with the negatives (keep in mind this is from someone who is your 'average user'--bright student but not particularly tech savvy with little time to research the intricacies of these devices).
Summary: First, let me say that although this product isn't entirely ready for prime time, it still is capable of doing many things no other device can do. Examples of the very good things: 1. One can review and mark up pdf files in the field very easily using one of several excellent Android apps (ezPDF, Repligo Reader) using the supplied stylus. The device has the ability for apps to use "palm rejection" (recognize only stylus input) to allow excellent readability.
Summary: I ordered this tablet and was very excited about it. I used it every day and took it everywhere. It gave me great connectivity to my personal technology (email, file server, etc.) and I loved it. I especially loved the full sized USB port which gave me the option of inserting thumb drives or even running my wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse for composing long emails.
Summary: I have the tablet since Oct 25 '11 and after 4 months power button stopped working. I can't turn it on now which makes it pretty much unusable. I'm looking forward dealing with Lenovo support. If you are looking for a solid, reliable tablet this is not the one to buy.
Not as good as i thought, but service is good and efficient
J. Chen, Amazon
20 February 2012
Summary: after 2 month, the tablet is not able to charge to start with, the apple-store is a better service then what Lenovo provided. after call(email is hard to reach though) and a box was sent within less than 24 hours, and returned with mother-board replacement, within 3 days, which works out good. There might be design defect on the usb connector to charge the table, this is my suspecious. Youtube watching sometime is slow possibly due to the small buffer.
Summary: This is the first tablet I have owned, however I have had the opportunity to play with several other tablets for short periods. My impression of the Thinkpad is that it is a good tablet let down by lots of small annoyances. Overall I am not sorry I own it, and I do enjoy using it. However if I didn't need the pen I would be happier with the Asus transformer, or and iPad (although I personally dislike apple products).