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Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review

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Interface and Functionality:

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!

The UI of the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
The UI of the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
The UI of the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
The UI of the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review

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.

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review

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.

On-screen keyboards - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
On-screen keyboards - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
On-screen keyboards - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review


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.

Web browsing with the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
Web browsing with the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
Web browsing with the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review
Web browsing with the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx - Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review

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!

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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
Display11.6 inches, 1366 x 768 pixels (135 ppi) IPS LCD
Hardware
Intel Atom, Dual-core, 1800 MHz, Z2760 processor
2 GB RAM
Size11.85 x 7.40 x 0.37 inches
(300.9 x 188 x 9.48 mm)
22.58 oz  (640 g)

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