Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet Overview
I spent a lot of time researching about this Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 1838, and after trying it extensively, I decided to go with this unit, and I’m really happy that I did.
The main reason why I bought it is, it’s powered by Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system.
This means, I have unlimited freedom on this tablet, and constantly impressed by the features it has. (got it at $454)
Another fact that it does support flash content is also enough for choosing this Lenovo Thinkpad tablet.
Appearance wise and design, the Lenovo Thinkpad tablet happens to be a super well built tablet.
Amazingly solid as a rock, top quality gorilla glass screen which means scratch resistance, and IPS 10.1 inch display (with 1280×800 resolution), which means it has really great viewing angles.
Software, this Thinkpad 1838 tablet includes 1Ghz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 2gigs of sdram, 32gb hard drive, a 2 MP Front-Facing and a 5 MP Rear-facing camera- both being able to record 720P Videos, bluetooth, GPS receiver, barometer, G sensor, Gyroscope, accelerometer, and Ambient Light Sensor.
After using it for almost two weeks now, I must say, the overall performance is exceptional.
It handles Honeycomb with no hesitation.
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 1838 Android 3.1 32GB 10.1″ Specs and Features
There are a lot of cool stuff in this tablet. but these are some of my favorite features;
1. Support Flash, it’s incredible how I realize the difference to browse internet, viewing web pages without flash and with flash.
2. Full sized USB port which has driver to enable you connecting your USB keyboard or mice, and even any external storages to your tablet.
It has two USB ports, one is a full sized standard one, and the other is micro-USB, which you can use to transfer files very easily.
The other ports however, you will find in the tablet’s bottom, which are 1x mini-HDMI output, 1x Micro USB port, docking and charging connector slot, a headphone/microphone output, 1x SD card slot, and 1x slot for a SIM card. The full sized USB is placed in the other part of the device.
3. The most cool thing is, it has a cordless digitizer pen or stylus which is intregated with the tablet’s casing, so you can simply use either to use the touchscreen feature, or using the pen to navigate, signature, draw, or taking some notes, I really love it.
Very responsive with no lag, and it surprisingly has quick refresh time. (there is a note apps that is specifically built for the pen!).
The pen slot is well placed, it is stored on the top right side of the device.
Mine comes with the pen, it depends on where you get it, so make sure it is included with yours.
4. Widgets. The widgets in the home screen is totally incredible! easy to use and to customize.
I have the email, CNN and other two news widgets on the Lenovo launcher widgets. This is amazing, because I also can have a social touch application that can be set to twitter, Google account, Facebook all in one interface, all on my home screen.
I just love how I can easily customize my Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 1838 is, once you tap the “home” icon, you will easily access your folders, such as recent files folder, local and desktop files folder, or even your google docs.
5. Lenovo app shop, freedom to download apps without any problem, this app shop appears to be built to make sure you can get the apps that are created only for Android honeycomb, and not for froyo, or older android version or even smartphone’s apps.
Watching videos from netflix or YouTube is also very nice experience, and they works very well.
Battery life has been really decent for me, with non-intensive use, I got 7-8 hours battery life.
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 1838 Review – Summary
All in all, if you want to have a full control over your own tablet, and being able to personalize the way you want to work and play, this Lenovo Thinkpad tablet with Android system is worth it.
Lenovo Thinkpad tablet 1838 is super solid, and features tons of stuff, for once I’m not disappointed.