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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review

Sure, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 might not have the muscle power to outclass other tablets, but if there’s one benefit to using Intel’s Atom processor, it’s that you get extended battery life with it. No doubt one of its strong points, we’re able to consistently achieve 9 to 10 hours of normal usage out of its battery, which consists primarily of web surfing and sending emails.


If we came upon the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 in a store and quickly glance over its specs sheet, we probably wouldn’t get too excited. And who would considering its low-res display and choice of packing an Intel Atom processor? As we’ve seen, though, the tablet is still equipped in providing us with the same experience as its beefier counterparts – well, it probably will take more time in executing the same tasks. Regardless, if we’re to look at the $579 base price (32GB, Wi-Fi only) of the tablet, there’s some good value when we take into consideration its travel friendly size, great battery life, and wealth of ports. A good alternative is the Asus VivoTab Smart which is even more affordable at $500 for the base model.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 was kindly provided to us by Tablet.bg.


  • Thin and lightweight tablet with full Windows 8 experience
  • Great battery life


  • Sluggish performance at times
  • Wonky pressure sensitivity with its digitizer pen
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posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:53

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


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: 72; 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: 214; 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
Intel Atom, Dual-core, 1800 MHz, Z2760 processor
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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