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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet has a design similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro in some aspects like both comes with a kickstand, active stylus, and a similar keyboard. Both are indistinguishable at a glance. Some may consider that Lenovo has stole Microsoft’s look. About two years back Microsoft Surface Pro 3 defeated the Lenovo X1 Tablet at the market with his 2-in-1 design.

The Surface Pro series is at the top of the market and cited as the pinnacle of Windows 10 devices. So it doesn’t bother if Lenovo ThinkPad XI is inspired by aesthetic of surface pro series.

Specification

Processor: Intel Core m7 vPro Processor
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Graphics: Intel® HD Integrated Graphics
Memory: 16 GB LPDDR3
Storage:  512 GB SSD
Display: 12″ FHD+ 2K (2160 x 1440) IPS, 3:2
Dimensions: Tablet- (inches) : 11.45″ x 8.24″ x 0.33″
Weight: Tablet- 1.69 lbs (0.77 kg), Keyboard- 0.66 lbs (0.30 kg)
Camera: 2 MP or 8 MP
Microphone: Dual Array Microphone
Keyboard/Pen: ThinkPad Thin Keyboard/Stylus Pen
Colors: Black
WiFi: Intel 8260AC+BT 2×2 vPro MB
Mobile Broadband: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM X7 LTE-A
Ports:

  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB Type-C Power Delivery
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • MicroSD
  • Nano Sim

Features

  • Productivity Module available in market separately
  • 5 Hours Battery Life, HDMI, OneLink+ and full-size USB
  • Presenter Module (purchased separately)
  • A 60″ display from 2 Meters
  • Full-size HDMI
  • 3D Imaging Module (purchased  separately)
  • Rear-facing Intel RealSense Camera
  • Full-size HDMI

Design

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

Lenovo’s X1 Tablet follows the design of Microsoft with a built-in kickstand and add-on keyboard, but it also offers a solid, sturdy design that looks slick, although somewhat masculine, as it’s sturdy. It also features a removable rear panel for easy servicing and upgrades to further enchantment.

Lenovo is aiming the device at on-the-go workers, so it’s no surprise that the device is light at just weight 735g or 1.08kg with the keyboard cover attached. It’s about what we’d expect from a 12in device.

The keyboard is the best thing in regards to the device. Lenovo has introduced its AccuType keys and TrackPoint to the add-on keys, which makes the typing experience just like a traditional laptop.

 Hardware

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

X1 Tablet is specifically designed for business users, giving them a 2-in-1 option capable of meet demanding needs while retaining a high stage of portability. The tablet isn’t going to replace your computer, at least not for most people. It’s going to function an excellent substitution for these on-the-road days when your demands shall be somewhat modest. Initially, the X1 Tablet is lightweight at 1.67lbs, while the keyboard doesn’t add much more weight to 300 grams.

 Touchpad and Keyboard

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review

With sporting 83 island-style keys Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet pairs with a magnetic keyboard cover which sold separately, which has letters measuring about .625 x .625 inches. The keys sport had a familiar look which totally resembles ThinkPad series, with the rounded bottom edge and a travel distance of about 1.25mm.

It might not seem like much at first, but that makes all of the difference. In contrast, the keyboards on the TabPro S and newApple MacBook lay flat and don’t have this bounce. Each keystroke bottoms out with more force. The impact becomes evident in the type of sore fingertips a few hundred words into a long email or essay. The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is among the best 2-in-1s regards to its keyboard, which is magnetically attached to the bottom edge of the tablet’s display. Which also gives the same look as Surface Pro 4, and this not only helps with key access but also provides the keys a little more give thanks to the so-slight-it’s-almost-imperceptible bounce.

Performance

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet is out there with the full range of sixth-generation Intel Core m processors, RAM starting from 4GB to 16GB, and an SSD ranging from 128GB to 1TB capability. Our overview unit got right here with a 6th-gen Intel Core m7-6Y75, 8GB RAM, HD 515 graphics, and a 256GB SSD.

The Core m appliances run cool, and it doesn’t require a fan, enabling thin and lightweight devices. It’s fast at startup, and near indistinguishable from more powerful Core i devices up until a moderate workload. With lots of Chrome tabs open, the Windows email client, Slack, and an Office app, the processor reveals its limits. However, it might be still surprisingly muscle through more demanding photo and video editing with a deliberate approach and a little bit of user patience. It won’t run many AAA games made in the last three or 4 years well, but older titles like Portal are playable.

Bottom Line

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet is better than its rivals in more than one strategies but however, is held back by merely a couple of flaws. Its sheer upgradability is the star right here, with loads of add-ons and extras you’ll get with it, one thing the likes of the Floor  Professional 4 and HP Elite X2 don’t have.

The X1 Tablet is close to flawless in its design too, with incredible ergonomics paired with its tremendous slim and light-weight portability. There are some elements of the design that are a bit clunky, particularly contemplating how awkward it’s to connect any of the extras. However, these are the options that some many never have to engage with.

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