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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (N3S23GE)

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (N3S23GE)
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (N3S23GE) (ThinkPad Tablet Series)
Processor
Intel Atom Z2760 1.8 GHz
Graphics adapter
PowerVR SGX545, igdumd32 9.14.3.1099/Win8
Memory
2048 MB 
, LPDDR2 800 MHz
Display
10.1 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, capacitive, 5-Point-Multitouch, IPS LED, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Audio combo jack, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: GPS, compass, ambient light sensor, proximity probe
Networking
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10 x 263 x 165 ( = 0.39 x 10.35 x 6.5 in)
Battery
30 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 2 Zellen, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 600 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 32 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 8 MP Rear, 2 MP Front
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Evernote, Intel AppUp, Kindle, Lenovo Tools, Microsoft Office (Trial), Nitro Pro 8, Norton Studio, Skype, SugarSync Manager, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
538 g ( = 18.98 oz / 1.19 pounds), Power Supply: 101 g ( = 3.56 oz / 0.22 pounds)
Price
625 Euro

 

Average Score: 72.64% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 40%, features: 70%, display: 84% mobility: 98%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (N3S23GE)

87% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Wi-Fi Tablet | Notebookcheck
Lost in the crowd? Tablets with Windows 8 and Intel Atom Z2760 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?
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2: Corporate tablet
Source: Inside HW English
ThinkPad Tablet 2 is noticeably better than the previous version. Lenovo corrected the obvious flaws, kept the business feel, and improved this tablet in many ways. It looks really good, and the materials used in chassis construction leave the competition far behind.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2013
85% Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
Source: Techspot English
Like it or not, Windows 8 on a tablet is a liberating experience, particularly if you've ever felt boxed in by Android or iOS. Even if you haven't, Windows 8 tablets are kind of the Swiss Army knife of mobile computing -- they essentially run anything your Windows PC can; this provides an incredible amount of on-the-go flexibility that apps can't always deliver. At $580 on Amazon right now, it's certainly not a bad value for a Windows 8 Pro device either. The ThinkPad 2's performance and specs are so-so, but plenty adequate for most typical tablet uses. With passively-cooled Haswell chips and AMD's Temash on the way though, its Clover Trail innards are destined to become outclassed in the coming months.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Atom’s limitations are easy to spot but if you ease the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 down the path of proper computing (writing documents, image and video editing, casual gaming) you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Sure, you’ll have to be patient and such desktop software doesn’t always look as pretty as full-screen iPad-style apps do but if you want finger-friendly fare, Windows Metro is just a button press away.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review
Source: It Pro English
The Lenovo looks like a ThinkPad but, in several key departments, it doesn’t offer the quality we’ve come to expect from such a famous brand. The screen isn’t as bright or punchy as the Dell Latitude’s similarly-sized panel, the Lenovo isn’t quite as fast, and the Latitude has a flexible battery that lasts longer. It’s good, then, but not good enough to oust the Dell from the top of the business tablet pile.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The build quality, specifications and performance of the ThinkPad Tablet 2 don't match its high price. The inclusion of a stylus makes Windows easier to manage and the battery life is better than faster Windows tablets. But it’s not enough to warrant any recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Atom’s limitations are easy to spot but if you ease the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 down the path of proper computing (writing documents, image and video editing, casual gaming) you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Sure, you’ll have to be patient and such desktop software doesn’t always look as pretty as full-screen iPad-style apps do but if you want finger-friendly fare, Windows Metro is just a button press away.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review
Source: PC Pro English
Lenovo may have created a product with the looks of a top-class ThinkPad, but we’re not convinced it’s good enough to clinch our business tablet top spot. Granted, it’s sleek, attractive, and the docking stylus is a boon, but with Dell’s Atom-powered tablet delivering a much brighter screen, not to mention the flexibility of a replaceable battery, Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet 2 doesn’t quite have what it takes.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 33% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
While the unit is not well suited for demanding applications, it has ample power for running Microsoft Office, email, and web browsing, and so would make a fine alternative to a laptop or a consumer tablet like the iPad for specific workplace usage scenarios.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
Source: Ultrabook News English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 was the company’s attempt to create a new version of their original tablet equipped with Windows 8, but unfortunately, its specs and its overall experience gave us the feeling of a low-budget tablet, even though this particular tablet we reviewed is priced at $729, and that’s without including the price of its accessories like its low-quality keyboard. What the Tablet 2 does have going for it is its battery life, as long as you don’t consider its long battery charge time, and its lightweight build. 1.30lbs feels extremely light in your hands, and when you consider it’ll last 10 hours if it’s constantly on, that makes this tablet extremely transportable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2013
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is fantastic device when used as a casual tablet or business PC for a mobile sales force. The machine looks great, it's light and easy to hold, and the battery lasts all day. Users who simply want to browse the web or run basic productivity applications will be best served by this hybrid tablet, but those users also probably won't need a $740 Windows 8 machine either. The ThinkPad Tablet 2 targets an audience that wants more productivity options that what an iPad or Windows 7 netbook offer. However, with the machine's limited Intel Atom processor and integrated graphics, the device struggles to take full advantage of everything Windows 8 has to offer. Additionally, users who do not opt for the $120 keyboard dock will find the device's productivity greatly hindered.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 30% features: 80% workmanship: 100%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a decent Windows 8 Slate tablet. It doesn't win any of the performance tests, but is competitive with its Atom-powered rivals. It's a simple work-based tablet that has a good set of ThinkPad accessories that make it a good fit if you're transitioning ThinkPad users to something a lot more portable. However, for the ultimate in battery life, other systems like the Editors' Choice Dell Latitude 10 and keyboard docking tablets like the Acer Iconia Tab W510 are better choices if battery life is paramount. And let's face it, you're looking at an Atom-based tablet because of its combination of Windows 8 Pro compatibility and phenomenal battery life, right?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review
Source: Slashgear English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 starts at $579 with the Atom processor, 32GB of storage, and no stylus but is probably sold out in most places like Lenovo’s online store. Then the 64GB model bumps up to $679 but you also get that stylus, and lastly you’ll be entering the $900 range for 3G/4G connectivity — something we feel should be much cheaper to integrate. For those comfortable with Windows 8 who needs the full PC experience without compromise, yet still in a sleek and lightweight portable option the Tablet 2 should be near the top of the list. Add the usual ThinkPad elegance and this is aimed to please. If you were looking for a good alternative to the Surface Pro, this certainly is it. Get it today and enjoy the rest of the photos below.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2013

Foreign Reviews

70% Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 im test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2
Source: Hardbloxx German DE→EN
Positive: low weight; very good mobility; good workmanship Negative: mediocre gaming performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2014
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good degisn; good brightness and viewing angle of the display. good camera; good accessories; good connectivity; long battery life. Negative: Low resolution of the screen; slightly weak performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2014
Обзор Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2: Компактный Бизнес-Планшет На Windows 8
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Very good assembly; lots of connectors and ports. Negative: Glossy display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2013
Recenze: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 - 570g s Windows 8
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Low weight; nice rubberized surface; Integrated pen. Negative: Slow charging; high consumption in sleep mode.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2013

Comment

Model: Lenovo brings improvements since the launch of the first generation business-ready ThinkPad Tablets. The current generation, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, is ultra slim at only 9.8 mm and 595 g. Its black polycarbonate case with soft touch feel makes it appealing to anyone looking for a high-end business tablet. The Windows 8 system features an anti-reflective 10.1 inch HD LED Backlit IPS display with 720p resolution, which supports five finger touch input.

Considering that the tablet is a low-powered Windows 8 tablet, it performs quite well with the Intel Atom Z2760 dual core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. Full HD video playback is possible with this tablet as it is equipped with an Intel Integrated HD SGX545 GFx. In addition, it features a 2 MP front camera, an 8 MP rear camera, a dual-array Digital Mic with noise cancellation, and stereo speakers. The primary storage device, a 64 GB SSD, is quite small. Since the tablet is expected to run for 10 hours when fully charged, it can be considered to be sufficient for day-to-day usage. This tablet also comes standard with one USB 2.0 port, a docking port, a mini-HDMI, a microSD slot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS receiver, and a headphone/microphone jack.

PowerVR SGX545:

Integrated GPU in a number of Intel Atom Clover Trail processors.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z2760: Soc with integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 1.8 GHz (only Turbo?), a PowerVR SGX 545 based GPU clocked at 533 MHz and a dual channel LPDDR2-800 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.538 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


72.64%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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SGX545, Atom Z2760, 0.6 kg
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SGX545, Atom Z2760, 0.57 kg
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SGX545, Atom Z2760, 0.82 kg

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SGX545, Atom Z2760, 8.1", 0.5 kg
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SGX545, Atom Z2760, 8.1", 0.5 kg
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SGX545, Atom Z2760, 11.6", 0.7 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-20 (Update: 2013-02-20)