Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
Depending on how you look at it, some might appreciate the fact that the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx is as stock as it goes for Windows 8 slates, but at the same time, we wish there is more to discover with the experience. Nonetheless, it's the same experience you'll find on any other Windows 8 tablet out on the market right now. Just like everything else before it, the start screen is comprised out of those cool looking and dynamic live tiles. Surely appreciated, desktop mode brings us back to the tried and true look of Windows past – with legacy software support too!
Glazing over the tablet's core set of organizer apps, there's nothing out of the ordinary with their presentation and functionality, seeing they're the same ones commonly found with the platform.
Spacious indeed with its real estate, we're able to comfortably and effortlessly type away long messages with its on-screen keyboards. Becoming a staple at this point with all Windows 8 running tablets, its responsiveness and fantastic auto-correct feature helps to quicken our pace. Unlike its close family member in the ThinkPad Tablet 2, this model lacks the additional usefulness of some kind of digitizer stylus.
Processor and Memory:
Outfitted with the same internals used by the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, the Lynx performs similarly. By no means a powerhouse, its dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and an integrated Intel HD SGX545 GPU, is effective enough to handle most non-intensive tasks – yet, it strains when it's pushed to the limits. So much so that signs of slowdown and choppiness begin to be apparent with heavy multi-tasking and playing 1080p videos.
Despite being graced with 64GB of internal storage, it's more like 32.5GB of free storage after all is said and done. Although it's chopped in half out of the box, it's nice to know there's a microSD card slot that's ready to supplement its capacity.
Internet and Connectivity:
It's more of the same here people in the web browsing department, considering that the Lynx is capable of delivering a fine experience with barely any fluff. Loading complex pages, rendering is pretty instant on the fly, which means kinetic scrolling and pinch zooming are both accompanied with that buttery smooth performance that we kind of expect. Beyond that, there isn't anything else that gives it an advantage over other Atom-based Windows 8 tablets.
At the moment, the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx is being made available as an 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi only tablet – with no indication of other variants that might include cellular data connectivity. As for the rest, its other connectivity features include GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. Sorry folks, there's no NFC with this one!
5. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
unless you are an android fanboy, can you elaborate me what makes you think that choosing an iPad 4 is a joke? despite its stale OS, It has a stunning display, state of the art design and build quality with a good processor and battery back up. Its as worthy as nexus10 or any other android tablets.
7. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
well, thats a great choice. I have read that Surface's one helluva tablet. I am not against windows OS.My opinion was based on this review that this device struggles with poor performance. And thats just my opinion.
9. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Nexus 10 is much cheaper than Ipad 4. It has a better resolution and better pixel density. It runs android. It has a better processor and better design (the speakers are amazing on the nexus 10)
3. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I would go with Nexus 10 or Galaxy Note 10.1
Ipad ? hell no
8. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 595; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Seriously guys, unless you really want the S-Pen there is no reason to buy a Note 10.1, it is one of the worst tablets out there IMO, i used one and it made strange noises when i was holding it from the plastic in the back, it is also strangely squeaky on the back. The iPad has a much better screen, build quality, more GPU power, and has a huge battery.
Unless you don't like iOS the iPad is without a doubt a better tablet than the Note 10.1. And this is coming from an Android fan.
10. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Note 10.1 isnt the only android tablet on the market -.-
Nexus 10 is probably the best tablet at the moment. Highest resolution ever seen on a tab, fast processor, pure android jellybean, amazing build quality and much more
11. plary122 (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
I'll choose the iPad, just for the design, great CPU and GPU, the display and un-laggy iOS. Dislike now... (sorry for my bad english)