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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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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.

Screen

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.

Battery

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.

eReader

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.

Internet

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!

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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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