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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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Video Controls

The video controls available to the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet are the same exact controls available to all Honeycomb-running tablets. Though once your title starts playing, the controls fade away very quickly (so as not to disturb your view), you will notice that you have available to you a scrub bar to skip through your title, volume controls, and a play/pause button.

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Video Management

Your stored videos will appear in the "gallery" app next to your imported/taken photos. Once you tap on them, you can play them back using the standard media player if you want.

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Video Formats

Lenovo hasn't released the video formats supported by the tablet at the time of review, but.mov and.avi files seem to work fine. There are other players in the Android Market that will allow you to play videos of other file types too, so if you're missing a codec, check the market.

Internet Video

Installed onto the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a YouTube app, which will allow you to browse all the internet hit videos. Additionally, the Android Market has numerous other apps, as well as Adobe's Flash software, so you should be all set for internet video adventures.

Video Battery Life

The video battery life for the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is poor, to say the least. Clocking in at about 5 and a half hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is fairly bad in comparison to even more budget tablets on the market. Your mileage may vary, though, as we tested with the backlight cranked, and the WiFi turned off, as well as all other location services. Turning any of those additional services on, or the backlight down will change your battery life.

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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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