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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

Frequent crashes and severe battery drain make the ThinkPad Tablet a less than ideal purchase.

February 03, 2012
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Amazon Kindle Fire Comparison

Device & Specs

The Fire is a much smaller device, and as such, much lighter too. The grippy back casing makes the Fire easy to hold, unlike the smooth casing of the huge and heavy Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. Beyond that, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet has more memory, but more sluggish controls, if that makes any sense.

Screen

The screen of the Kindle Fire is much smaller, 7 inches, but much brighter and about as reflective. It's a bit better in sunlight than the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is, but the difference isn't too huge.

Battery

The Kindle's battery allows over an hour longer use than does the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, so users who want to use their tablets for a longer period of time will probably want to go with the Kindle based on battery performance.

eReader

On form factor alone the Kindle Fire is the better eReader, but Kindle owners with Prime are also granted the ability to loan and share eBooks, something the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet cannot do. Hands-down victory for the Kindle here.

Internet

Here is the one area in which the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet shines in comparison to the Kindle Fire. Because the Fire does not use an official copy of any Android OS, it does not have access to the full Android Market, nor can it run the suite of Google applications, which clips its wings significantly.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  11. Asus Transformer Comparison
  12. Amazon Kindle Fire Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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