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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is the best low-powered Windows 8 tablet we've tested, thanks to its 10-hour battery and an unmatched typing experience.

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Pros
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Allows for pen input
  • Wide viewing angles
Cons
  • Pen support isn't standard
  • Bluetooth occasionally causes typing lags
  • USB port doesn't work with USB hard drives or external optical drives
90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
jmyers8888
This is the most usable computer I've ever had. I take it everywhere and can...read more
80
draconiscz
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
itslogistics
I received this tablet as a gift and have to say it changed my philosophy I...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
77
Average Critic Score
Product Review
CNET
The tablet’s responsiveness was smooth in our fleeting time with the Metro interface, far better than previous Windows 7 tablet experiences. Multitouch gestures seemed much more responsive than during an earlier session with the ThinkPad Tablet 2 earlier this year.
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TechRadar
As a mobile device the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 feels great to use. That said, the way the device connects to the keyboard is less appealing than with other units.
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PC Mag
With Windows 8 Pro and an array of features for home and office, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 promises to bring the portability and intuitive interface of a tablet to enterprise environments and everyday life.
 
70
CRN
The unusual AIO form factor wont be to everyone's taste, but it remains a reasonable choice for users requiring a proper Windows 8 tablet.
 
80
Funky Kit
The build quality is good, better than I expected and the design isn't too bad either. but it's no head-turner, so don't expect people to say ... "Wow, what tablet are you using?" It has all the bells and whistles for a business user. The only thing is ... price.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
With its all-day battery life, light weight, accurate stylus and optional comfy keyboard, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a truly compelling productivity companion.
 
90
Engadget
It's seriously, refreshingly good. It's the sort of device we'd award an editor's choice... if Engadget did such things. Though the tablet was designed for business users, we'd go a step further and recommend it to anyone who's been looking for a Windows 8 tablet with great battery life.
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phoneArena
For a tablet, we have to admit, we’re digging the slim size it’s packing along for the ride – while also admiring the subtle ThinkPad design DNA it’s boasting too.
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HotHardware
This tablet runs on Windows 8 Pro and features a 10.1-inch multi-touch HD display. Lenovo claims this is the lightest Windows 8 tablet on the market with a starting weight of 1.25 pounds.
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Liliputing
The tablet has a sturdy plastic case that’s easy to hold. It’s also pretty light, at 1.3 pounds. There’s a slot in one corner of the tablet where you can tuck the digital pen when you’re not using it. This isn’t just a plastic stylus… it’s a plastic “pen” with some digital guts.

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