Tablets used to be perceived as the nice-looking device people bought for their kids so that they stayed one place and wouldn’t unnecessarily run around the house. But that was a long time ago. Tablets have slowly gotten better over time and are now recognized as incredibly useful devices that can be used for entertainment or work without a hitch.
And Lenovo, one of the best tech developers in the world, makes some of the most innovative and affordable tablets on the market.
A decade ago, PC manufacturers were in a dilemma. Nobody was buying a PC and sales kept drying up at an alarming rate. This is when they set their sights on Tablets. People weren’t willing to sit on their desks to boot up their PC, but they were willing to do it on their bed or couches. Laptops were still a bit heavy back then, so they didn’t fit the criteria. This where Tablets came in and filled the void. You could say they were in the right place, at the right time.
Tablets began to sell like hotcakes. This was possible thanks to products like the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. Apple may have been the face of Tablets during that time, but there were other companies in competition as well. Lenovo tablets carved a spot for themselves as devices made specifically for business users.
Today, we’re going to review one such tablet known as the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 10.1 and find out if it’s worth the price or not. So, without any further ado, let’s just get into it.
|Processor||Intel Celeron N4100 / 1.1 GHz|
|Display||10.1-inch Touchscreen Display (1920 x 1200) Resolution|
|Storage||64 GB eMMC Flash|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 600|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
The tablet and keyboard dock here is made of black plastic. It’s light and slim body will fit perfectly in your hands. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet’s case was well-made and robust, while the keyboard dock was sturdy. We didn’t expect much but were pleasantly surprised by the build quality.
Its keyboard has a chiclet-style and feedback is good. There was some slight flex here and there, but nothing that was too annoying. Overall, we comfortably worked long hours with the keyboard and didn’t have much to complain about.
There’s also a multi-touch ClickPad large enough for gesture input. Its surface felt nice and smooth. The pad could even detect an input at its edges.
You can use both your finger and the ActivePen style as a touchscreen input. Its display is very responsive and has the capability to detect 10-point multitouch input. Also, no need to worry about losing the stylus as it can be stored inside the tablet.
The ThinkPad Tablet comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, as its name suggest. Its got a 1920 x 1200 resolution and contrast ratio of 923:1. The brightness is decent but not the best in the world. We watched Movies and worked long hours on this screen without any noticeable problems.
This tablet has an IPS screen panel, allowing you to view it from wide angles. However, we couldn’t use this device outdoors because the brightness is not that high and the display is too reflective.
Specs on the ThinkPad Tablet 10.1 are quite decent. It’s got a Celeron N4100 quad-core processor based on the Gemini Lake platform, 4 GB RAM, and Intel UHD Graphics 600.
The system performed smoothly during our tests, giving us little to no issues. The Celeron processor on this tablet is not to be underestimated. Overall, the system is powerful enough for internet apps and office use.
Also, the graphics here are handled by the Intel UHD Graphics 600. It might not look much, but you can easily play some older games like StarCraft 2, BioShock Infinite, and Sims 4.
Some tablets don’t have a lot of ports; however, this certainly isn’t the case with the ThinkPad Tablet. Here we have a full-sized HDMI, USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1), and USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1) port. There are two more Type-A ports on the keyboard dock, but these can only be connected through USB 2.0.
The battery on the ThinkPad Tablet is long, easily giving us around 10 hours of constant web browsing. This is better than most of its rivals and makes it a more viable option for consumers.
The Windows 10 ThinkPad Tablet is a sleek and smart device that prefers focusing on functionality over impracticality. It’s definitely suitable for businessmen who want to work while on the go. Is it worth the price? If you want a tablet with good performance and long battery life then yes it is.