Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review
Frequent crashes and severe battery drain make the ThinkPad Tablet a less than ideal purchase.
Apple iPad 2 Comparison
Device & Specs
From a hardware standpoint, the two tablets are very similar, but there is a clear advantage to the iPad 2 over the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet in form factor and weight, which makes a difference in extended usage situations. Both have very similar guts, similar screens, and similar memory.
While the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet can technically produce a brighter screen than can the iPad 2, it falls seriously behind in terms of color and contrast performance. Though tablets aren't really the platform for media that a cinephile would demand, if you're looking for picture quality, the iPad 2 is your best bet. Both screens are highly reflective, so they're both similarly bad at handling direct sunlight.
The Apple iPad 2 absolutely trounces the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet here, offering 2-3 more hours of battery life than does the ThinkPad Tablet depending on your main function.
Because both tablets have access to the same apps, we'll side with the iPad 2 here, as it is not only easier to hold, but has a better battery to boot. This makes the eReader experience much improved for all you marathon-readers out there.
iOS 5 and Android 3 have comparable internet features, but only the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet has the Google suite of applications and services available to it, giving it a productivity edge. Still, different tablets work better for different people, so the only way you will know for sure is to mess around with one yourself!
Get Our Newsletter
Real advice from real experts. Sign up for our newsletter
Thanks for signing up!