Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet
Design and Hardware
Dimension: (WxDxH) :260,4 x 181,7 x 14 mm; Weight: 740 g; Processor: NVIDIA Tegra Dual Core ARM Processor 1GHz; RAM: 1GB; Storage: 32GB(Availabe user: 26,61GB)
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet have plastic body material with black doff cover, and quite thick for a tablet. Using Honeycomb as OS, ThinkPad also completed with physical button under the screen such as home, back, browser shortcut and rotation lock button.
At stand position, you will find USB port in left side, power/lock button on the right side and volume button on the upper side.
The bottom side has may port, such as audio jack port, HDMI port, Mini-USB port, and dock connector. Dock Connector has function to connect Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet with dock accessories which is sales apart. It also had SD card slot and SIM card slot.
Generally, Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet body looks solid even has less portability because quite weight around 740 gram.
Interface and OS
Android 3.1 Honeycomb, 5 Homescreen, Notification Area, dsb;10.1” IPS 1280x 800 pixel (149 ppi) Corning Gorilla Glass
ThinkPad use IPS screen technology which is able to perform image with high sharpness and view angle into 178 degrees.
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet interface Honeycomb OS, ThinkPad perform 5 homescreen with four shortcuts to email, gallery, zinio reader, and music player. On his official sites, Lenovo pledge to upgrade into OS ver 4, Ice Cream Sandwich on May 21.
Lenovo also provide carousel which is complete with shortcut to various preloaded application on ThinkPad. For Page Menu,, it’s display as Honeycomb default with All and MyApps which is contain all application and addition application from play store.
Camera and Video
Front Facing Camera: 2MP, Rear Facing Camera: 5MP autofocus, LED flash, etc
For capture image, Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet provide two cameras on front and rear side. For rear camera it has 5 megapixel complete with autofocus features even it does not support with flash light. Camera setting such as white balance, color effect, scene mode, focus mode, exposure, etc also can be found.
For image result Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet less sharp even it already support with higher resolution camera.
Meanwhile, for record a movie, Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet is already support video with HD 720p (1280 x 720 pixel) quality with various setting such as, white balance, color effect, video quality and time lapse interval.
Audio: FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA; Video: 3GP, AVI, DIVX, M4V, MKV, MP4, WMV
With 26 GB storage you can save your video and audio collection without adding external memory card, but Lenovo still provide SD card slot and USB port in bottom and left side body.
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet default music player categorized song saved based on artist, album, and song title. In video player section, ThinkPad able to play various video formats up to full HD 1080p resolution, and for player control user you can choose timeline or frame line.
Message and Contact
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz/HSDPA 2100 MHz
In communication sector, Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet only provides sending SMS and without ability to receive phone call even ThinkPad has SIM card slot.
Contact list on Lenovo ThinkPad similar with other Honeycomb tablet consist from two panels which is right panel display contact name and left panel contain contact detail such as Phone number, mobile number, email, address, etc.
For SMS sending, Thinkpad display similar with mobile phone in threaded view mode resemble chat mode.
Internet and Connectivity
GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA 850/900/1800/1900/2100HSDPA.Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth A2DP dan SDcard Reader
Web surfing seems smooth with 3G HSDPA and WiFi connection. Android HTML Browser is already support with flash player.
With default browser, Lenovo ThinkPad can open 16 tabs in the same time, meanwhile for social network, Social Touch ready to accommodate your needs to connecting with all your friends.
For data exchange User can use SD card, Bluetooth and flash disk. Seeing multimedia content you can use HDMI cable which is already support video with full HD 1080p resolution.
Unfortunately, without micro SD slot you can not add it to extension data capacity or only transferring file.
Absolute Software, Accu Weather, Angry Birds HD, Arcsync, Citrix, Amazon Kindle, Digital Pen, Note Mobile, Poke Talk, Printer Share, McAfee Security, Zinio, etc.
Armed with N-Trig’s DuoSense digitizer feature, Lenove ThinkPad tablet also support touch input from finger and digital pen such as HTC Flyer feature. Unfortunately handwriting reader feature only can use in mobile note application.
For office work Lenovo support ThinkPad with Document To Go which is can use to read, write and edit document with word, ppt and xls format. For Pdf you can only read it without editing it.
Afraid of loosing your Lenove ThinkPad tablet or being stolen? You can register your device and activated absolute software which is can lock your lost tablet from distance.
If you not satisfy with application from Google, you can access AppShop, which is Lenovo application shop. Use eBuddy and Poketalk for chat application.
Quadrant Standard: 1700, Antutu Benchmark: 5071; Nenamark 1: 43,7 fps, Nenamark 2: 20,6 fps
Benchmark test result on Lenovo ThinkPad using Quadrant Standard Edition got 1700 score, won from Nexus S but still lost from Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy tab 10.1.
Using Antutu Benchmark, Lenovo ThinkPad has collect 5071 score, meanwhile for graphics ability test with Nenamark 1 & 2 each collect 43.7 and 20.6 fps.
The advantage and disadvantage of Lenove ThinkPad tablet
- Dual Core 1 Ghz Processor
- TFT LCD Screen with IPS technology
- USB port
- Digital Pen
- Quite expensive.
- Quite weight.
- Often to freezing.
Lenove ThinkPad tablet Conclusion
Lenovo ThinkPad with dual core 1GHz processor and TFT LCD with IPS technology, ThinkPad seems impressing with various applications which is supporting your work.
Moreover with Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade promise. For user whose need complete connectivity such as HDMI and USB port seems fits to have this tablet.