Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Preview, Hands On Video - HotHardware

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Preview, Hands On Video

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Lenovo's first business-class Android-based tablet has arrived. The ThinkPad Tablet comes with many of the features business users want from a tablet, including full encryption, remote wipe capabilities, productivity apps, VPN support, pen-based handwriting recognition technology, and more.

Running on Android 3.1, the ThinkPad Tablet comes preloaded with more than 25 free apps. Many of these apps will be useful to business users such as Documents to Go by DataViz, PrinterShare, Computrace Mobile by Absolute Software, and Citrix Receiver. With the optional digitizer pen, you can also take advantage of the preloaded MyScript Notes Mobile which lets you take notes, draw, and insert pictures. This program supports handwriting recognition in 27 languages.

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With the tablet's full-size USB port, full-size SD card slot, and microUSB port, transferring files to and from the tablet is easy. The ThinkPad Tablet also has a mini-HDMI connector so you can connect it to a larger display or HDTV for displaying presentations or sharing your favorite video. Using the optional ThinkPad Tablet Keyboard Folio Case which sells for about $100, you can dock the ThinkPad Tablet and quickly type out a few emails or reports as well.

Lenovo is currently offering the 16GB, Wi-Fi version of the ThinkPad Tablet for $499. The ThinkPad Tablet Pen is sold as an optional add-on for $30. Various other configuration options for the tablets are available as well, including 32GB and 64GB models.


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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet
Specifications & Features

Operating System
Android 3.1
Wi-Fi Options
Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and 3G
NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core ARM processor
Internal Storage
16GB, 32GB, or 64GB (depending on Tablet)
Display Technology
IPS Technology (178º viewing angle), Corning Gorilla glass
Size: 10.1" (257mm), Screen resolution: 1280x800, Automatic brightness control, multitouch technology, Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display (TFT LCD) technology, Supports for ThinkPad Tablet Pen input
Battery Life
8.7hrs with Wi-Fi
Integrated Camera
Front-facing camera – 2MP, Rear-facing camera – 5MP
mini HDMI, USB 2.0, micro USB, dock connector
Wireless Features
Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 2.0, 3G on some tablets
Specs and Dimensions
Weight: 742.2gm (about 1.65 pounds)
Wi-Fi: 756.1gm 3G

10.25 x 7.15 x 0.57 inches (HxWxD)
24.1W 3250 mAh Li-Polymer battery
Accelerometer, Gyroscope,  Assisted GPS, Ambient light sensor
Card Slot or Card Reader
SIM card slot, 3-in-1 media card reader
Preloaded Software
Documents To Go, MyScript Notes Mobile, USB Data Transfer Utility, Lenovo Launch Zone, Lenovo SocialTouch, Favorite Apps, User Data and SD Card Encryption, Wi-Fi Import or Export, others
16GB: $499, 32GB: $569, 64GB: $669
ThinkPad Tablet Pen: $30


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"Nice preview video, the Thinkpad is pretty quick and responsive, I also like the App wheel plus the plethora of inputs and the mini HDMI output. I just have a problem with the buttons. In games mostly that involve the accelerometer its likely to get touched accidentally too many times due to fact its the most likely scenario to hold the tablet horizontally. I like to use the IPad in pivot mode mostly when im holding it, but when I put in the table, I use it in wide mode, so no problem there. '

"Speaking of accelerometer, I noticed it did not kick in when it was being flip around in the begining, was it disabled? Anyhow, good preview, and the Pen should be included for the asking price and not sold separate for $30, I think its a bad move and something that Lenovo can easily afford to include."

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Nice video preview - Those interested in a great community on the web for the ThinkPad Tablet should stop by www.ThinkPadTabletForums.com. A great group of ThinkPad Tablet owners is there learning how to make the most of their new purchase.

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One thing that confuses me is this. IBM invented the slate/tablet years ago. Yes this is an Android, Arm processor model etc, but IBM/Lenovo invented the device space to begin with. SO I know it is different because of that cpu/OS combo, but if they invented the category (ThinkPad 700T) it is nowhere near there first.

Here is the FIRST http://www.theallineed.com/computers/10021916.htm

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