It feels like a mash-up of a chiclet keyboard and a butterfly one. That is, it stays mostly cool under pressure. Still, there are a few other misses here, especially when comparing it to that of our own MacBook Pro inch , which has the same resolution webcam. So, it might be wise to also invest in a proper ring light.
If, on the other hand, you have more sense than that and want more natural-looking images, you should perhaps invest in a dedicated webcam with a higher resolution. However, we would have liked to see something near that mark during our testing. Luckily, that charger is light enough and juices up that laptop fast, thanks to its Rapid Charge capability.
You need a capable business laptop with business-centric features The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 is loaded with features that business users will appreciate, from security protocols and military-grade build to conference call control keys and the TrackPoint.
This laptop makes that breed of portables a lot more accessible in price. You want something robust yet snappy Even with just the 11th-gen i5 inside, its performance even under pressure is impressively snappy while keeping things cool under the hood. The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 is plenty capable in its own right, but there are missed opportunities here like a better trackpad, more ports, and perhaps a lighter build.
Michelle Rae Uy is a Los Angeles-based editor, writer and photographer with a bad case of wanderlust. She has written for publications like Nylon, Fodor's and SmarterTravel, and is also the contributing editor for MiniTime. Tech Radar. North America. Home Reviews Computing. TechRadar Verdict. Cons - Minimal port selection - Trackpad not great - Trackpoint has a steep learning curve - Fingerprint reader not always reliable -.
Image 1 of 3. Practically, it was not possible to recognize any differences in brightness. We measured a contrast ratio of with the CalMAN software. The colors appear vibrant and crisp. When there is a white background, we noticed gray discoloration at the lower edge. We were not able to perform calibration for color space measurement X-Rite i1Pro 2 due to driver problems and incompatibilities between measuring devices and the PowerVR IGP.
The white point is very close to the ideal white point Kelvin with a measured value of Kelvin in our test. The same quality also applies to the very precise grayscale that can almost keep up with desktop screens. Deviations are visible with the human eye when the DeltaE is 3 or more.
However, the screen of the ThinkPad Tablet 2 does not turn out that good in the further measurements. The gamma is a bit too high with an average of 2. Color fidelity also deviates from the optimum. It becomes more than clear for the colors blue with a DeltaE of These colors also become the most conspicuous ones with saturation. Outdoor use of the table is rather restricted due to the glossy display and the limits on the adjustments of the maximum brightness when it is not plugged in.
Although the picture remains recognizable, thanks to good contrast, the user will be looking for a place in the shade quickly because of disturbing reflections. The display dims automatically through an integrated sensor for brightness. If needed, the sensor can also be turned off in the OS settings. The content on the screen remains almost unaltered from any viewing angle thanks to IPS technology. Cheap TN panels often suffer from color and image distortion on the vertical axis.
Only under very acute angles does the picture of our test device turn a little blue. The hardware options are very limited for the Thinkpad Tablet 2. The only differences among the various configurations are the choice of 3G , the digitizer and the memory capacity of either 32 or 64 GB eMMC. Our test model is the 64 GB version. The heart of the inch tablet is the Z chip from Intel. Thanks to the low TDP Thermal Design Power less waste heat is produced and the chip can be cooled passively and hence, no noise.
Preferred fields of use for the Intel SoC are office and internet browsing tasks, but the system also plays Full HD seamlessly. However, competitors with the Z chip are all on a similar level. Systems with Pentium or even Core i chips are undoubtedly more powerful, but in turn, they also have to be cooled actively, so fanless design is not possible. It is positive that the maximum performance of the chip is also available when it is not plugged in.
The cross-platform benchmark, Geekbench 2 yields a score of Our test device is at the top of all Atom powered tablets in the PCMark 7 test with a total of points. Thanks to its flash drive, the test device is on par with the Acer Aspire One which has a more powerful Pentium chip, but a slower HDD.
The performance is also convincing in many ways with short loading times and smooth controls. However, the system gets over-burdened quickly when dealing with complex tasks. For instance, the tablet is barely usable during an installation process. This multitasking weakness can have a small or a large impact depending on what the device is used for. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 uses a special multimedia card instead of a rotating hard drive.
The card is space-saving and convinces with low power consumption. This makes the card ideal for tablets and smartphones. This corresponds to However, the flash memory reaches about 25 times higher 4K values read and significantly faster access times in comparison to rotating hard drives. Hence, starting applications is much faster with this device. If one should at some point almost run out of memory storage, then one can extend it with up to 32 GB with a microSDHC card.
Lenovo does not say whether microSDXC cards can be read as well or not. We test the graphics performance with 3D Mark The frame rates are too low for smooth gameplay. Even FIFA 13 with its relatively low hardware requirements ends up as a slide show. The popular Indie games Braid and Bastion cannot really be played either with 15 and 6 fps respectively.
We have also tested the browser game " The settlers online ". It lagged a bit when moving around the map, but was playable on the device. In idle mode, there are no abnormalities on the top or bottom side of the device in terms of temperature. However, it looks different when the system is driven to its performance limits.
Under maximum load, we measure a maximum temperature of Although the heating is clearly felt, it is just warm to touch and not disturbing to the user. In the interior of the tablet, the temperatures are a bit higher though. The clock rate fell by MHz to 1. A 3DMark 06 test right after produced the same result as in the "cold" state. Hence, users do not have to worry about any performance losses under normal workloads. The stereo speakers are convincing for tablet standards. The sound appears balanced and even some bass can be pressed out of the small speakers.
However, if one values better sound quality, then one can also connect a sound system through the HDMI port or the combo jack. The Intel Atom Z chip clearly proves again that x86 architecture is not redundant after all. In standby mode and when turned off, we measured 0. In idle mode, we measure 1. Even the iPad 4 consumes a lot more power at 2. The competitors with the same chip also do not consume much, even though they cannot match our tested model with their results of 2.
The system consumes a maximum of 8. When the system is only running a game or 3DMark 06, then the consumption drops to 5. These values are also very good for a device of this class Envy x2: 7. One of the most important criteria for the purchase of a tablet is the battery life. A 30 Wh battery and a low energy consumption promise good endurance for the ThinkPad Tablet 2. Maximum battery run time was determined with the BatteryEater Readers Test application and we got a very good score of 17 hours.
However, such a run time is not realistic, since the brightness has to be set to the minimum, wireless connections disabled, and not many processes running. For instance, one of the possible scenarios where this can apply is when reading an E-book. In this scenario the tablet lasts 5 hours and 18 minutes. The Atom CPU has to render various web pages at 40 second intervals. The screen turns itself off after 7 hours and 39 minutes. Recharging the battery lasts a long time too though at 5.
One can work even longer with the Dell Latitude 10 Wh battery. The Dell device sets a new benchmark here with over 30 hours in idle mode, 16 hours of web surfing and almost 8 hours under full load. The HP Envy x2 idle: However, the longer run times of both of the competitors come with the trade-off of more weight: 0. If you are looking for a light Windows tablet, then the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 provides a loyal companion with good battery life.
Business users on the other hand, purchase this table for the security module TPM. However, one needs to make compromises in terms of manufacturing quality and the performance. However, these are better propositions with better battery life and better manufacturing quality at the cost of higher weight though.
Furthermore, with the Dell Latitude 10, it is possible to still work well under very bright conditions thanks to the high display brightness. The Fujitsu Stylistic Q is also a tablet for the business customers. However, because of its older generation chip, it usually does not deliver enough performance anymore and cannot convince in terms of manufacturing quality either.
The advantages of those tablets are the non-reflecting display and the lower price. The surprisingly good main camera and the good performance using the touch interface. Better accessories to be included during delivery. That Lenovo has not learnt anything from the first ThinkPad Tablet and that the workmanship is still not on par with other tablets. Tablets with Windows 8 and Intel Atom Z chips are trickling into the market at the moment.
The specialty of the ThinkPad Tablet 2is the suite of security features for business customers. Is the ThinkPad Tablet also an alternative for consumers though? Tablet Windows ThinkPad. Back side. Left hand side: power supply jack, USB 2. Communication On the communication side the ThinkPad Tablet 2 offers a lot. Front camera 2 MP: x Security Security features are essential in order to prove itself as a business device.
Accessories The content of the package makes for a very short list, since it only contains the tablet, the 10 Watts charger and a quickstarter guide with references to electronic manuals. Warranty Lenovo offers only 12 months warranty on their business tablets just like for the ThinkPad Edge notebooks. Input Devices. The touchscreen reacts quickly to input. Keyboard in landscape mode. It is more comfortable to write in the split keyboard mode. X-Rite i1Pro 2.
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