Today we’ll be taking a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad. This isn’t a very powerful tablet, but it’s more than strong enough for its time. Despite the fact that it can’t be situated among the most powerful ones, it still is quite decent even for our time. I can’t say I’ve heard too much about the Lenovo tablets since they aren’t that famous world-wide. They don’t even have that many products, I’d say they don’t exceed 5 or 6 different tablets.
However, enough with the long intros and let us commence the review of the Lenovo ThinkPad.
We’ll begin by taking a look at the more general features of the Lenovo ThinkPad. Here you can find information about the supported networks as well as the announcement and release dates. It isn’t known whether or not the Lenovo ThinkPad has any support for 2G Networks, however we do know that it can support HSDPA 2100 ( as a 3G Network ). A word of warning however, the 3G network for this Lenovo ThinkPad is region dependent so it may not run everywhere in the world. On another notion however, the Lenovo ThinkPad was announced in June 2011 and it was released a bit later in July, the same year. That’s enough for this part, so let us move on to the next one.
Here we are at the review of the body of the Lenovo ThinkPad. Here you can find information about the size and weight of the Lenovo ThinkPad, as well as whether or not the Lenovo ThinkPad has any marks that would make it stand out from a crowd as far as aspect is concerned. The Lenovo ThinkPad is around 260 x 181.7 x 14 mm big. It weighs somewhere around 730 grams. Sadly, it looks quite normal and has no obvious marks that would make it stand out. It may or may not have an included capacitive stylus with it, but I can’t say that for sure since I haven’t really purchased one for myself. This concludes this part, so let us move on to the next.
Following up is the review of the display of the Lenovo ThinkPad. Here you can find information about the type of screen of the Lenovo ThinkPad, the screen size, the screen’s pixel density and resolution as well as whether or not the Lenovo ThinkPad has any screen protection and distinguishable marks. The Lenovo ThinkPad has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with approximately 16 million colors. The screen size is currently the maximum size I’ve ever seen for a tablet – 10.1 inches. The Lenovo ThinkPad also has a screen resolution of approximately 800 x 1280 pixels. The pixel density of the Lenovo ThinkPad’s screen is around 149 ppi, which for a screen this size is actually pretty good. This device also has Multitouch installed on it, but not the advanced kind. Also, the Lenovo ThinkPad has a very effective means of protection installed on it – Corning Gorilla Glass. No other data about the display, so let us move on.
Next up is the review of the audio output capabilities of the Lenovo ThinkPad. Here you can find out about the alert types, the speaker and audio jack as well as whether or not the device has any means of sound enhancement installed on it. The Lenovo ThinkPad has no alert types on it since that would be pretty ridiculous for a tablet. It does have a loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack, however. Still, even with those two it still lacks things such as sound enhancement and stuff like that. One may say that it’s pretty basic as far as sound is concerned. All those in mind, let us move on.
Following is the review of the memory of the Lenovo ThinkPad. Here you can find out information about the internal storage space and ways of expanding it, as well as the RAM memory. The Lenovo ThinkPad has around 1 GB of RAM, which is pretty good even by today’s standards. The Lenovo ThinkPad is available in three different versions as far as storage space is concerned : a 16 GB one, a 32 GB one and a 64 GB one. The Lenovo ThinkPad also has something I haven’t seen among tablets : a 3-in-1 card reader. Usually they only have a card slot, but this one is different on that part. That’s about enough said about the memory of the Lenovo ThinkPad, there are still other subjects to cover so let us move on.
Next we have the data connectivity of the Lenovo ThinkPad. Here you can find out information about the GPRS and EDGE of the device, the Speed and WLAN as well as the Bluetooth and USB connections. The Lenovo ThinkPad has no GPRS and EDGE, since it doesn’t have any visible support for 2G networks and those two go hand in hand with that certain type of network. The speed of the Lenovo ThinkPad is measured in both HSDPA and HSUPA, however they are region dependent as the 3G network mentioned earlier, so they may not work in all regions of the world. The WLAN of the Lenovo ThinkPad is a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with no other features. The Lenovo ThinkPad also has a Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP installed on it. This is also one of those unique tablets with both USB v2.0 ports and Micro USB v2.0 ports. Well enough about the data connection, let us move on.
Next up is the review of the camera of the Lenovo ThinkPad. Here you can find info about both the main and secondary cameras as well as their features and capabilities. The Lenovo ThinkPad has a 5 MP main camera capable of photographing at around 2592 x 1944 pixels. The Lenovo ThinkPad’s main camera has no features whatsoever installed on it, so it is more than a little disappointing. It is capable of recording video, however, but at what quality – it isn’t specified. The Lenovo ThinkPad also has a secondary frontal 2 MP camera. The frontal camera doesn’t have features of its own, however as far as I know a 2 MP secondary camera is as good as it’s going to get. Enough about the cameras, let us move one since there is still a bit to go.
Next up is the review of the battery life of the Lenovo ThinkPad. Here you can find information about the battery type and how long it can function, since battery life is often of critical importance to any Android device. The Lenovo ThinkPad has a standard Li-Po 3250 mAh battery ( or 24.1 Wh, if you prefer it that way ). Sadly enough, it isn’t specified how long this battery can function and under which conditions, but one can imagine that it won’t work as well as a Nokia 3310 used to work ( that phone was the apex of battery technology ). Let us move on to the next item to be reviewed.
Next up we have the review of the hardware of the Lenovo ThinkPad. Here you can find information about the three great hardware components of the Lenovo ThinkPad : processor, motherboard and graphics card. The Lenovo ThinkPad has all three of those, and they are quite decent to say the least. The processor of the Lenovo ThinkPad is a Dual-Core 1 GHz processor, which is pretty good for when it came out and pretty normal for our standards. The chipset and GPU of the device is an Nividia Tegra 2 accompanied by an ULP GeForce GPU, as Tegras always are. Enough about the hardware, let us move on.
Now is the time for the software review. Here you can find out information about the existing Operating System of the Lenovo ThinkPad and whether or not it can be upgraded to a better one. The Lenovo ThinkPad comes with Android OS v3.1 Honeycomb installed on it. Sadly, it cannot be upgrade to v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, however the Honeycomb version works fine on tablets. I would have been seriously disappointed to see a tablet with Gingerbread on it, but this one passes. Lastly, move on to the final part of the review.
Last but not least, we’ll review some of the more random features and capabilities of the Lenovo ThinkPad. The sensors of the Lenovo ThinkPad are as following : Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass. The messaging on the Lenovo ThinkPad can be done via : E-Mail, Push Mail and IM. The browser of this device uses HTML and has integrated support for Adobe Flash. Sadly, the Lenovo ThinkPad has no radio, however you can fix that by downloading radio apps from the Market or GPlay Shop or whatever it’s called. The Lenovo ThinkPad’s GPS is in A-GPS form ONLY. Also, this tablet has no Java on it whatsoever and is limited to a single color : Black.
Here is a list of what the Lenovo ThinkPad can do :
- HDMI port
- MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- Document viewer
- Predictive text input
This concludes our little review of the Lenovo ThinkPad. If you feel that anything is lacking from this review feel free to leave your suggestions for things which should be added in the comment section below and I’ll be sure to take them into consideration when writing my future projects.
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