Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Windows 8 Tablet Review

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As we noted earlier, we have already put the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx through our benchmark lineup. By and large, the machine stayed in the top half grouping of systems we compared it to, and it took top honors in SunSpider.

Browser Testing
This benchmark measures the device’s ability to handle Javascript processing via Web browsing with a timed run in milliseconds, so don’t let the “low” score throw you off. In SunSpider, lower is better.

The SunSpider score speaks well for the Lynx’s Atom Z2760, but lest you mistake this tablet for a system that can go toe-to-toe with a full-fledged laptop, consider the tablet’s score of 1438 in PCMark 7. PCMark puts the system through tasks similar to those it will run in a typical workday at the office or casual home use, from video playback and Web browsing to operating office applications.

PCMark 7
General Compute and Multimedia Testing

Our comparison data will improve as we test more tablets, but for now, our take is that the score is strong among tablets but obviously a little weak in comparison to laptops and ultrabooks. That makes sense, given that even low-end laptops are generally running Core i3 processors and above. Of course, they’re much thicker and heavier, too. Compared to a rival unit, Samsung's ATIV Smart PC 500T -- which notched a 1275 -- the Lynx performed slightly better.

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