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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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Conclusion

It's no surprise to us that one of the major computer producers has released a tablet under the name of its iconic laptops, but what is surprising is just how bad the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is. Relatively speaking, the battery and screen performances aren't too far off the "average" range for tablet performance, but little things like the accelerometers lagging significantly, as well as frequent crashes and severe battery drain while asleep make the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet a less than ideal purchase.

To its credit, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet does offer the full range of Android and Google apps, which is a big plus for anyone considering buying an Android tablet. Forgoing this sort of advantage really clips your wings, so to speak, when you decide to use your tablet on the go, so this is a very important thing to pay attention to.

If you can find this tablet on a firesale, it may not be such a bad investment if you would like to use peripherals that require a USB port, but if that's the case, you're probably better off going with a Toshiba Thrive instead. Beyond that small advantage, there is very little reason to get the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet over another Android 3 tablet.

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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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