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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (2012). The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and design. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the touch screen and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and reliability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the price and size.

portability, performance, design, reliability, screen

64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 10.1-inch Business Tablet (Black) - (Intel Atom 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash, WLAN, Bluetooth, 2x Camera, Integrated Graphics,Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 10.1-inch Business Tablet (Black) - (Intel Atom 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash, WLAN, Bluetooth, 2x Camera, Integrated Graphics,

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

 

Lenovo's first 10.1in Windows 8 tablet is sleek and light but is it worth a look?

Stylish, light and well built ; Good battery life ; Integrated stylus

Atom processor struggles ; May be better suited to Windows RT (with free MS Office) ; Slow USB

It copes well with full HD video, but don’t even think about anything but the most basic 3D gaming, multi-tasking or heavy duty applications, such as image or video editors. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 grinds to a halt running these.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review

 

PC gaming, proper Photoshop, grown-up Word. This Win 8 hybrid promises desktop skills in a slim tablet form

Like squeezing a proper PC into a sexy 10in rectangle, the Tablet 2 is an impressive Win 8 hybrid

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

We already knew that Lenovo was going to launch a Windows 8-based tablet, so Pocket-lint was primed and ready to dive at the ThinkPad Tablet 2 when it

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Alex Roth (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review

 

A slick, expensive jack-of-all-trades

Surprisingly good keyboard ; All day battery life ; Slick, attractive build ; The full compatibility of Windows 8

Trackpoint mouse ; Essential accessories drive up the price ; Tablet can fall out of dock ; Atom processor is slow ; Expensive

We like the Lenovo ThinkPad 2, but just barely. It won us over with its good looks, solid keyboard and excellent battery life. Still, we'd never recommend it as your sole computing option. This is a traveler's device, for when you don't have the bag...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review

 

A slimline business tablet, but we weren't fans of its sluggish performance

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 hands on video review

 

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is certainly mobile for a full-spec Windows PC. It weighs just 565g. Remember that this is full blown, touch-optimized Windows 8 - you can install and run any Windows desktop software on this tablet. This then is an iPad-style...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 looks great, runs all day

 

Great features for a Atom tablet, but it'll cost you

The ; is the best-looking Atom Windows 8 tablet yet, and the optional keyboard dock is excellent. All-day battery life makes it great for travel.

The Tablet 2 is expensive, especially considering the small 64GB SSD, lack of USB 3.0, and generally slow Atom performance.

This Windows 8 tablet from Lenovo scores with great industrial design and battery life, but adding practically required accessories makes the ThinkPad Tablet 2 very expensive for what you get.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Ryan Noik (techsmart.co.za)

Quick Review - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

 

Windows 8 tablets seem to be growing and maturing into their skin, with the latest evidence of this coming from Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2.

Fantastic build, USB port a boon for expandable storage and watching movies, Sharp screen, Great performance and battery life

Stylus quite finicky, Buttons get lost in the chassis, Windows desktop on a tablet still a hit and miss affair

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a Windows 8 Pro tablet with its own stylus aimed at business users and mobile workers.

The build quality, specifications and performance of the ThinkPad Tablet 2 don't match its high price. The inclusion of a stylus makes Windows easier to manage and the battery life is better than faster Windows tablets. But it’s not enough to warrant...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (itpro.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review

 

Lenovo serves up its first Windows 8 tablet for business, but is the ThinkPad Tablet 2 worthy of such a famous name?

ThinkPad design; Stylus support; Accessories available

No removable battery; Slower performance; Screen falls behind rival for quality; Build quality not up to scratch

The Lenovo looks like a ThinkPad but, in several key departments, it doesn’t offer the quality we’ve come to expect from such a famous brand. The screen isn’t as bright or punchy as the Dell Latitude’s similarly-sized panel, the Lenovo isn’t quite as...

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system: / High Definition (HD)
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): / No / Y / Yes
FM radio: No
Number of built-in speakers: / 1 / 2
Speaker power:0.5 / 1

Battery

Battery Capacity:3250
Battery capacity (Watt hours):24.10 / 30
Battery life (max):10 / 720 / 8 / 8.7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous audio playback time:150 / 250
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11
Number of battery cells:1 / 2
Standby time:600 / 720

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:LED / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Main camera resolution:1280 x 720
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5 / 8
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1600
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 5 / 8
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Certification:GreenGuard
Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Clamshell / Slate
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Black
Retractable cable: Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wrist rest: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:25.6
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768
Display Technology: / IPS
LED Backlight: / No / Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter: / GeForce Graphics / HD Graphics / PowerVR SGX540 / PowerVR SGX545
Graphics adapter family:Intel / nVidia

Media formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,eAAC+,PCM,WAV,WMA
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9,XVID

Memory

Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type: / DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2
Memory clock speed:600 / 800

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:GPRS
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA, HSPA+, WCDMA
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G / 4G / No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards: / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43

Other features

Audio adapter type: / Wolfson
Battery life (max):720
BIOS type:
Built-in battery: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Depth:1.45 / 18.3
Depth (imperial):1.45 / 18.3
Dimensions (WxDxH):181.7 x 14.5 x 260.4
Docking connector:No / Yes
ExpressCard slot: No
Floppy drive installed: / No
Graphics adapter memory type:
Hard Drive Interface:
Height :1.4 / 1.45 / 26 / 26.2
Height (imperial):1.4 / 1.45 / 26 / 26.2
Hot keys:Home, Back, Open Browser, Display Lock
Hot-swap: / No
I/O ports:MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, PCM, WMA
Infrared data port: / No
Intel Virtualization Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT): No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Material:Magnesium, Polycarbonate
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Maximum RAM supported:1
Maximum Resolution:1280 x 800
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of Processors Supported:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Optical Drive Type:
Pointing device:
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Power source type:Battery
Pre-installed software:Lenovo App Shop, Documents To Go, MyScript Notes Mobile, USB Data Transfer Utility, User Data and SD Card Encryption, Lenovo SocialTouch, PrinterShare Mobile Print, McAfee Mobile Security, Google Voice Search, Google Talk, Google Maps, Netfl ix, YouTube app, Adobe Flash player 10.2, Slacker Radio, Amazon MP3, mSpot Music, mSpot Movies, Google Books, Kindle for Android, Zinio Magazine Reader, eBuddy Messenger, PokeTALK Tablet Version, ooVoo Video Calls, Angry Birds ArcSoft PowerMobia Gallery, ArcSoft PowerMobia eBoo
Processor Socket:FC-MB4760
Rechargeable: Yes
SIM card support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:32
Speakers:Mono
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64
USB charging: Yes
Volume Control:
Weight:0.756
Wi-Fi: Yes
Width:18.2 / 18.3 / 26.2
Width (imperial):18.2 / 18.3 / 26.2
Windows keys:

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC / USB / Yes
Handheld remote control: / No
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Night Mode / Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, WAV / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, PCM, WAV, WMA
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Keyboard integrated devices:Trackball
Keyboard language:Spanish
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Orientation sensor: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:User
Pointing device:Trackball
Position location:N / Y / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4, Xvid / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, RM, WMV, Xvid / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV, Xvid / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9, Xvid / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, Xvid / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, Xvid / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, Xvid
Video formats supported:M-JPEG
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth version:3.0
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Device interface:Bluetooth
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / No / Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC adapter power:10 / 24.1 / 65
Energy Star certified: Yes
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor ARK ID:70105
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor code:SR0Z4
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:ARM / ARM Cortex-A / Intel / Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™ / NVIDIA ARM Cortex-A / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1 / 1.6 / 1.8
Processor lithography:32
Processor Model: / TEGRA 2 / Tegra 2 (250) / Z2760
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor package size:14
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No

Software

Bundled software:- Lenovo Mobile Access\n- Lenovo Companion\n- Lenovo QuickSnip\n- Lenovo Support\n- Lenovo Quick Launch\n- Lenovo Cloud Storage\n- Intel AppUp\n- AT&T Connection Manager (US)\n- Skype\n- AccuWeather\n- Amazon Kindle\n- Skitch\n- Evernote\n- Rara / - ThinkVantage System Update\n- AccuWeather\n- Evernote\n- Nitro PDF\n- Skype\n- Amazon Kindle / Lenovo App Shop, Documents To Go, MyScript Notes Mobile, USB Data Transfer Utility, User Data and SD Card Encryption, Lenovo SocialTouch, PrinterShare Mobile Print, McAfee Mobile Security, Google Voice Search, Google Talk, Google Maps, Netfl ix, YouTube app, Adobe Flash player 10.2, Slacker Radio, Amazon MP3, mSpot Music, mSpot Movies, Google Books, Kindle for Android, Zinio Magazine Reader, eBuddy Messenger, PokeTALK Tablet Version, ooVoo Video Calls, Angry Birds ArcSoft PowerMobia Gallery, ArcSoft PowerMobia eBoo / Office Home & Student 2013
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Android / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Version:3.0 / 3.1 / 32-bit / 8 / 8 Pro / 8..1 / 8.1 / 8.1 Pro / Pro
Platform:Android / Windows
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 2010 / Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC, SD, SDHC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash / SSD

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No
Material:Magnesium, Polycarbonate

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.17 / 1.4 / 1.45 / 16.4 / 16.5 / 164.6 / 18.2 / 25.8 / 26 / 9.8
Height :1.4 / 1.45 / 16.4 / 18.2 / 26 / 9.8
Weight:561 / 565 / 570 / 583 / 585 / 590 / 600 / 610 / 712 / 715 / 730 / 740 / 742.2 / 756 / 756.1 / 760
Width:16 / 18.2 / 26 / 26.2 / 26.3 / 262.6