Friday, February 10, 2012

Lenovo ThinkPad Android Tablet

There really (In my mind) are 4 tablets that are really competitive (Don't get me started about the 50 plus models at CES over a year ago and now only a few are actually out)

1. The iPad. I still like the screen size, slim design, metal back and lets face it the iOS is really good. The down side is the limits and control of iOS, only one authorized app store and the lack of ports without an adapter. The direction of the Airplay is great. Simple to use and great function. Would be better if there were less controls.

2. The Samsung Galaxy Tab. Really the reasons this tablet is on the list is due to two things. First the screen resolution is amazing. Maybe better than the iPad. The thin profile is good. Same problems as the iPad as for ports. I wish the case was not plastic. It is fast and simple. Comes with nice widgets.

3. The Motorola Xoom. It has the ports but to have those ports it is thicker. Otherwise it is a very well rounded tablet. Best part is that it gets the updates faster than all other models (Or at least as far as I can tell!)

4. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. For the good. It has a pen that is much better than the stylus from other units. This unit has some specific thing that works with a pen and it is great. The software is lacking, however it will get better! It has all the ports. USB, HDMI, SIM and more. It is quick.

Now for the not so good. It is thick. However not too thick. I wish that with all the extra thickness the battery was a bit more. It is acceptable. The case/keyboard add on is very good. However it is way too heavy. Infact the case/keyboard weighs pretty much what the tablet does. So combined it weighs what feels like my Lenovo 420. I think it should weigh less! Or at worst have more battery. The applications that come pre-installed are not so good. They should have more business focus and be better defined.

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