Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2: Windows 8 Slate Review


If you've read any of our other reviews of Clovertrail Windows 8 tablets--the Lenovo IdeaPad Lynx, Acer Iconia Tab W510, or Samsung ATIV 500T--you already know what to expect from the ThinkPad 2. For the most part, it doesn't deviate from the paths set by these tablet hybrids.

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 ThinkPad Tablet 2's SunSpider score is right up there with two other Atom Z2760 tablets. The Atom processor, while pokey by desktop and even laptop standards, is a speed demon compared to the ARM-powered competition.

PCMark 7
General Compute and Multimedia Testing
Futuremark's PCMark 7 is the latest version of the PCMark suite, released last spring. It has updated application performance measurements targeted for a Windows 7 environment. It combines 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, Web browsing, and gaming.

The ThinkPad Tablet 2's PCMark 7 score is indistinguishable from that of the IdeaPad Lynx, which has identical hardware and scored a 1438. The Samsung ATIV 500T, despite its similar hardware, got a 1275. Compare this to the benchmark chart in our latest ultrabook review, the Dell XPS 13, where scores for ultrabooks with Core i3 processors (and up) started in the low 2000s and topped out around 4500.

Synthetic Benchmarks: CPU & RAM

Last but not least, it's SiSoftware SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, File System).

SANDRA CPU and Multimedia Benchmarks


SANDRA Memory and File System Benchmarks

Nothing new to see here; the Z2760 in the ThinkPad Tablet 2, plus its 2GB LPDDR2, put it right with every other Windows 8 Atom tablet on the market. 

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