Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2: First look

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2: First look

Summary: The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a 10.1-inch slate running Windows 8 Pro. It has an Intel Atom inside for 10+ hours of battery life. This is a firsthand look at the tablet and accessories.


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  • ThinkPad Tablet 2 by Lenovo

    Lenovo offers a sleeve that can carry both the ThinkPad Tablet 2 and the wireless keyboard. It is leather-like and is a simple pocket style. The inside of the sleeve is microsuede and the case offers decent protection for the tablet. It can be used without the keyboard.

    This is a top-down view of the sleeve with the tablet and keyboard inside.

    Price-- $39.99


  • ThinkPad Tablet 2 by Lenovo

    The impressively named Enterprise-level Docking Station is actually a simple dock with a number of ports for connecting peripherals to the ThinkPad Tablet 2. The tablet is simply popped into the dock and all accessories are connected.

    The dock ships with a power adapter that can not only charge the Tablet 2 but the Bluetooth Keyboard via USB cable. It is shown from the side in this photo with the Tablet 2 docked.

    The dock is expensively priced at $99.99.


  • ThinkPad Tablet 2 by Lenovo

    These are the various ports on the back of the dock. They include:

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    • microUSB
    • HDMI
    • Audio in and audio out (2 ports)
    • 2-USB 
    • RJ-45
    • Power

    The dock is expensively priced at $99.99.


Topics: Windows 8, Lenovo, Tablets

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  • I would like to read your point of view

    Because you are one of the tireless Windows 8 critic/hater on the ZDNet. But please don't post your comparisons like Thinkpad Tablet 2 Vs. iPad Mini, Thinkpad Tablet 2 Vs. Chromebook or Thinkpad Tablet 2 Vs. Samsung Note 2, we get it you feel rest of the OSes are good and better for businesses to use than Windows 8. I would like to see a review between MBA Vs. this or Surface Pro.
    Ram U
    • Please don't try to speak for us all

      There are MANY different views and needs here. You represent one, and one only.
      • I don't think I said "We"

        except at one place. I asked him "I would like to read his review" and said we get it because as a lot of reviewers here already compared those including him, I thought the readers may not be interested in that. Please don't be angry with me. I know you don't like Microsoft, feel every pro-Microsoft commenter as a shill paid and hate "us". What we can do, we can't just support Google like you do.
        Ram U
        • You also said

          "we get it you feel rest of the OSes are good and better for businesses to use than Windows 8"

          By using "we" you seek to speak for all of us. I, for one, disagree with your point of view.
          • I think thats what I said.

            Probably your issues with Microsoft are making you to complete not read my response to D.T.Long. Perhaps, you don't like my original post to JK and so be it.
            Ram U
          • Happy New Year!

            Love my job, since I've been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online.(Click Home information)
          • then he isn't speaking for you, but others who agree

            as in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majestic_plural#Nosisms
      • +1

      • D.T.Long

        Are you afraid of the results of such a comparison?
    • I dont really expect Kendrick to be objective

      He is totally into peddling iPad, so no point in reading his review about anything with Windows. The usual Kendrick approach is to consciously ignore all the good points in anything non-Apple and blow up non-issues as big fails.
  • Slow?

    This is essentially a netbook with a touchscreen and a detachable (optional) keyboard. If it suits certain users, that is fine. I think I would be more interested in an "UltraNetbook" with a touch screen if I were to purchase a 10" device for running full Windows 8. I assume this would be device to do "serious" work on. There is something to be said for a heavier base and an adjustable screen.

    My guess is that it will not be cheap.
    • I think he mentioned the price already, it is $729.

      Ram U
      • Thank you

        What a coincidence. All your posts get a vote as soon as you post them, and mine get a flag.

        I thing I smell a BIG rat.
        • that is a way protesting to ZDNet.

          Ram U
        • at the same time I may not be the one

          who is flagging you, and I am not saying that I didn't flag you either. :)
          Ram U
          • I really don't care whether people flag me

            I know I have a few "friends" here who will flag me no matter what. If they can't help acting like children, that is fine with me. It is consistent with the rest of what I see from those "friends".

            What I found curious, was the fact that ALL your posts consistently got one vote as soon as they appeared, regardless of the subject. I do not know for sure whether you are involved, but such a thing would be pretty easy to arrange.

            Let's just say that I find it highly suspicious and have dropped you another notch in my already not exactly high regard for you. Some people might call it karma.
          • Well, I am not here for having high regards anyway

            Sorry if I am not living up to your mark.
            Ram U
          • flags

            If you get flagged so often, then why don't you look at what YOU write and the often arrogant hatefulness you display and stop-blaming-everyone-else! Grow up!
  • Overpriced And Underpowered

    Business as usual for Dimdows tablets, then.
    • I Agree...

      They need to come out with a Powerful Windows 8 Tablet to match the speed and power of all those OSX and Unbuntu tablets that are flooding the market...