Pros Digitizer Pen
GREAT Handwriting Recognition or Just Note taking
Battery Life 8+ Hours of Heavy non-stop use
DISPLAY! - WOW!
PORTS GALORE - HDMI mini , USB, micro USB,Full SD
Cons Slow Initial Boot Time (1 min)
Pros Screen, form factor, Lenovo name + support, provided software
Cons Took a month to arrive, charging speed is so so via a flimsy mini USB, auto screen orientation fails to work 20% of the time, wireless connection nowhere near as strong / reliable as a my x200 laptop, USB door very difficult to open, not as speedy as an
Summary Honestly, I'm thinking about returning it. The deal breaker is the weak wireless connectivity.
"Pretty good tablet"on by jcheriat
Pros Productive bundled apps, digitizer pen is accurate and handy, mashable-like communications aggregator (i use it for twitter, facebook, gmail) is solid, functionality of the system is solid, launcher shortcut on main page is a great idea
Cons a good amount slower than the galaxy tab 10.1 and the ipad 2 (both of which my family also owns and I have used), comes with honeycomb 3.1 (not 3.2, which may fix some of the lag and I'm hoping for a upgrade to 4.0 closer to ICS's release)
Summary Got my ThinkPad tablet about a week ago and have been pretty happy with it so far. It functions as any lenovo product does...solidly and reliably and the bundled productivity apps are very handy and run well. Battery life has been very solid, I went through a full weekend of intermittent use (probably amounted to around 8 hours of actual use). I bought this primarily to carry to meetings to take notes and draw up designs so this does what I need it to do and does it well. The digitizer pen is accurate and the note taking app is very useful. The handwriting interpretation functionality is wishy washy though. I don't have it auto correct my writing because it was wrong 8/10 times (I don't think my hand writing is THAT bad), but writing in my own hand writing was just fine for me anyway. The keyboard folio is also very useful and functions properly, I don't really use the digital trackpad, but it works well when I play around with it. The keyboard is very responsive and very comfortable to type on.
I also own a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an IPad2 and the responsiveness of those two devices are vastly better than the ThinkPad. I'm hoping that this is attributed to the ThinkPad running 3.1 and not 3.2, but I can't be sure right now. There is a pretty significant lag from selection of an app to that app opening that takes a little getting used to and that I don't experience at all opening the same app on the Tab or IPad. It is also heavier than both the Tab and IPad, although, not so much heavier that it was uncomfortable to the point of being a major detractor. It did feel very solid though and the gorilla glass and IPS allowed for extreme viewing angles of my screen when I was showing multiple people things at the same time. Screen was a bit glossy, so using it under artificial light provided a glare, but that's the case with most tablets anyway.
In any case, this is a solid tablet as long as your intention is more business (taking notes, running productivity apps, etc) oriented rather than consumer (playing games, running a bunch of media, etc) oriented. If you are going for a tablet for casual use, I would highly suggest either the Tab or IPad. If you plan on using this as a business or school device, then I would definitely suggest the ThinkPad tablet over the other two.
Pros All in all a beautiful table let down by terrible European order support and according to other friends with problems after-sales support
Cons The support!!!
Summary Buy from a bricks and mortar retailer if you want this but whatever you do, don't buy this from Lenovo direct if you're in Europe, it is fulfilled by Digital River who appear to be the most disorganised fulfillment house in the world from our experience and Lenovo Europe will just lie to you to get you off the phone. Our Tablet promptly crossed the world from China and then spend days sat with UPS because UPS said Lenovo (read Digital River) had forgotten to address it properly. Despite 8 calls to Digital River, ("Sorry, we need to contact our warehouse and we can only do that remotely because we don't even have a phone number for them "- Duh! on 8 separate occasions) and 4 promises that it will get sorted out and someone will call us back (but it seems that not only do Digital River not have a phone number for their warehouse but don't have outgoing call capability either), the system just sat in UPS's warehouse gathering dust. On 2 occasions, Lenovo told us that their logistics people has spoken to the carrier and it would be delivered that day ... but of course it wasn't. Twice it was shown for guaranteed delivery same day by UPS or guaranteed by Lenovo that it would be!.... just not to turn up and Lenovo's promises of expedited delivery as compensation were also lies as no such delivery was ever authorised by them to UPS. Other people on the various blogs have highlighted the dire nature of their after sales support if anything goes wrong - and after this experience, I'll buy from a retailer as I have a right of recourse back to someone local who has to give a damn, rather than Lenovo hidden away in the Luxembourg and irish tax havens who really don't care at all!
"Works great"on by DAZ_real
Pros Nice screen, touch pen for writing with text conversion
Cons Extremely long charging times (8 hrs for full charge from almost dead, my Lenovo W520 laptop takes less than 4 hours for a full charge), sometimes only partially charges or won't charge (maybe mine is a lemon).
Summary If my charging issues are unique to mine then I recommend this, if all units take as long as mine to charge then I would recommend an alternate that charges better.