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Lenovo ThinkPad 20CD00BDLS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad 20CD00BDLS. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the storage and battery are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad 20CD00BDLS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

 

Lenovo adds ThinkPad X1 to laptop comparison guide, outs IPS screen, USB 3.0, and optional SSDTurkish company builds 65-inch Android 'tablet' with Honeycomb, 1080p support (video)Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet gets probed by the FCC, will play nicely with all...

Full-sized USB port and SD slot, 1080p output ; Offers remote control features for IT managers ; Accepts pen input -- a rarity for Android tablets

Bulky design, display isn't always responsive ; Sluggish performance, long boot time ; Handwriting recognition software isn't very precise

The ThinkPad Tablet's pen input, port selection and security features don't quite make up for its poky performance and not-so-responsive display.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review: A Tablet That Means Business

 

With the ThinkPad Tablet, Lenovo distinguishes itself as the first company with two tablets clearly aimed at two different markets. The company did a solid job with its consumer-focused IdeaPad K1, released in midsummer. The ThinkPad Tablet (starting...

Digitizer allows pen input ; Pleasing display quality

USB port awkward for flash drive use ; Looks bulky, and feels heavy in hand

Ports and software distinguish this business-centric tablet, which holds appeal for non-business users, too.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

 

An accurate digital pen and robust software and security make the ThinkPad Tablet a compelling device for mobile professionals.

Verdict

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Cory Gunther (slashgear.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

 

Today we have the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet on the review board. The ThinkPad has the body of a tablet but the head for business. Running on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, but filled with years of business and consumer laptop thoughts and ideas thanks to Lenovo....

This tablet is pretty decent and should be great for business users and professionals. While the stylus works for full navigation everywhere the user needs from swiping through homescreens and choosing apps and more. Certain applications have no use...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Brand (mobile88.com)

lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

 

The ThinkPad Tablet combines a superior media and entertainment experience with the security, reliability and manageability features for which ThinkPad is known to create a true business-class tablet. Designed as a companion computing device for...

Accurate stylus; Enterprise-friendly; Tough

Heavy and bulky; Poor camera; Tablet; Charger adapter; MicroUSB Cable

Appeals to enterprise types looking for a tablet to replace their much heavier laptops

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Nick Rego (tbreak.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

 

A business tablet that needs a bit more work.

Sturdy design and build quality, handy for note-taking

Laggy touchscreen interface, overdose of widgets and shortcuts, handwriting function doesn’t expand to other parts of the OS

Lastly for the IT-savvy business users, there is a Citrix Receiver app which lets you connect to Citrix servers in your company or try out some o the demo Citrix sessions available in the app. As far as connectivity goes, I was able to connect a Citrix...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

 

Frequent crashes and severe battery drain make the ThinkPad Tablet a less than ideal purchase.

Large screen; Fair peak brightness; Full access to Android Market

Heavy and clunky

It’s no surprise to us that one of the major computer producers has released a tablet under the name of its iconic laptops, but what is surprising is just how bad the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is. Relatively speaking, the battery and screen performances...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Ian Lim (the-gadgeteer.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet Review

 

The pen is mightier than the finger” -Ian 2011 (Apologies to Edward Bulwer-Lytton) Let me start this article by saying that if you're looking for a technical review of the new Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet then this is not the article for you. There's quite a...

Dual capactive and active pen input adds a new dimension to Android Tablets ; Accurate digitiser ; Fast digitiser ( in most applications )

Palm rejection not 100% in all programs ; OCR still not 100 ; Not many pen support applications ; Note that these are functions more of the software than the hardware

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Jamison Cush (TabletPCReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

 

Listen to the market analysts, and they'll tell you that tablets are the next device to sweep the enterprise. In fact, a survey of stakeholders by Model Metrics found that 22% of businesses had already deployed tablets, while the rest, 78%, plan to do...

True handwriting to text app ; Great build quality ; Full-sized USB inuput ; Plenty of enterprise-friendly apps

Too heavy in keyboard folio ; Handwriting to text limited ; Slow startup ; Android file management confusing

General consumers might want to consider their needs when selecting a tablet, however. It ultimately comes down to a choice of form (iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1) versus function (Thrive, Thinkpad)

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Jerry (carrypad.com)

ThinkPad Tablet — Owner’s Impressions Series: Part II, Connections and Ports

 

Today's focus for the ThinkPad Tablet series is on ports and connectors. I wanted to take some time to let everyone know the results of some of the testing I have been doing on the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet and how it compares to some of the other tablets...

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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system: / High Definition (HD)
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:3250
Battery life (max):10 / 8
Battery performance:3250
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time:9
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Main camera resolution:1280 x 720
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 5
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Slate
RoHS compliance: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Technology: / IPS
LED backlight: / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter power:10 / 24.1

Graphics

Graphics:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type: / DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:600

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards: / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Audio adapter type:
BIOS type:
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Depth:0.57 / 7.2
Depth (imperial):0.57 / 7.2
Docking connector: Yes
ExpressCard slot:
Floppy drive installed:
Height:0.57 / 10.2 / 10.3
Height (imperial):0.57 / 10.2 / 10.3
Host interface:
Hot-swap:
Infrared data port:
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Optical Drive Type:
Pointing device:
SIM card support: Yes
Speakers:Mono
Volume Control:
Weight:1.67
Wi-Fi: Yes
Width:10.3 / 7.15 / 7.2
Width (imperial):10.3 / 7.15 / 7.2

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control:

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Position location:Y
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, RM, WMV, Xvid / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, Xvid / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, Xvid

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone Out:Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:10 / 24.1

Processor

Processor:Tegra 2 / Tegra 2 (250)
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cache:1
Processor cores:2
Processor family:ARM Cortex-A / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:Tegra 2 / Tegra 2 (250)

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.551 / 0.571 / 7.17
Height:0.571 / 10.2 / 7.17
Weight:25.2 / 26.1 / 26.7 / 26.8
Width:10.2 / 7.17