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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review

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Brandishing an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, which is undeniably above average amongst Windows 8 slates thus far, we’re quick to realize that there’s nothing impressive with the outcome. In fact, details are pretty much faint and indistinct looking – while colors are muted in tone. For some uncanny reason, there’s no way to manually turn off the LED flash, so it’ll automatically kick in whenever it deems lighting isn’t adequate. Naturally, we’d expect the presence of the flash to strengthen its quality, but it doesn’t add much since it casts a noticeable vignetting effect to the shot.

The camera interface of the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
The camera interface of the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
The camera interface of the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
The camera interface of the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review

The camera interface of the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2




At the same time, 1080p video recording quality is also underwhelming to say the least. Some of the unwanted distractions with its quality include its flat details, slower 24 frames per second recording, distorted audio recording, heavy artifacting elements, and erratic focus adjustment.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Sample Video




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Again, there’s nothing terribly new to say about the music player, since it’s the same one used by all Windows 8 devices. Even though it’s packing stereo support with its two speakers, it sounds rather strained at the loudest setting – so placing it at the middle setting produces tones that are more pleasant.

The music player is the same one used by all Windows 8 devices - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
The music player is the same one used by all Windows 8 devices - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
The music player is the same one used by all Windows 8 devices - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
The music player is the same one used by all Windows 8 devices - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
The music player is the same one used by all Windows 8 devices - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
The music player is the same one used by all Windows 8 devices - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review

The music player is the same one used by all Windows 8 devices



Obviously, the display size is ample enough for our liking when it comes to watching videos. Unfortunately though, it buckles under the pressure when it comes down to playing 1080p videos. So much so that sluggishness and delays become rampant during playback.

Playing 1080p videos is sluggish - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
Playing 1080p videos is sluggish - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
Playing 1080p videos is sluggish - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review

Playing 1080p videos is sluggish



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posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:53

1. RossP (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Hi,

It's an awesome tablet. But you haven't mentioned whether the USB port can be used for External hard drives or DVD readers..? In the reviews on other sites, there is confusion on that issue. Due to this issue I'm planning to get the Dell latitude..!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 07:22

10. oldhamletman (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


RossP, all win8 pro devices are full blown windows OS, meaning USB ports can be used for whatever you like..... you only have to worry about restrictions on other OSs / normal tablets... I notice a lot of reviewers don't seem to get that these win8 pro devices aren't really tablets in the Ipad / Android sense... when you get Pro, it will run any software and work with any device that works with Windows.... I even see some reviewers criticizing them for not having enough apps.... which is retarded

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 12:10

11. RossP (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Dear Oldhamletman,
Instead of disparaging my query, if you could have just read it completely, you could see that i had a very specific question.

In quite a few reviews, i saw that although TP2 USB port can use keyboards / pendrives, it doesn't have enough power to support the External hard drives or DVD readers. And true, it is retarded to talk about no. of apps for Windows 8.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:58

2. GJanee (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


is that really just a plain windows logo sticker on the home button (which in addition is even misplaced)?!?! if so, then it's kind of disappointing. i mean that is just really poorly handled by lenovo and a huge letdown for an awesome device like this...

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Display10.1 inches, 1366 x 768 pixels (155 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
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2048 MB RAM
Size10.34 x 6.48 x 0.39 inches
(262.6 x 164.6 x 9.8 mm)
19.93 oz  (565 g)

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