Alicia Brown

Everyone remembers their first day of school jitters, right? You have your outfit all picked out the night before – maybe you even bought a new pair of shoes. You wake up incredibly early because you have tossed and turned all night over the excitement of what the new school year would bring. No? Just me?  Even if last week did not bring about the same type of excitement for you as it did me, I think everyone can agree that it truly feels like the start of something new.  Thursday, October 2 and the days leading up to last week remind me of how I felt the first day of school or starting my first “real” job. I remember vividly starting high school and being so nervous that I would be sitting by myself in the cafeteria or that I would not recognize at least one familiar face in a class. Regardless of if you are a scared 14-year-old girl sitting in a history class or a 30+ year-old woman walking the halls of a familiar company,  you still want to make sure you have a friend to sit with in the cafeteria.  While walking into new Lenovo Building 8 last week, I was brought back to the time when the unknown was a scary place. But this time around, the unknown brought excitement and a huge smile as I walked past so many unfamiliar faces. As I opened the doors to the employee entrance, a handful of smiling faces in bright red t-shirts greeted me as they were welcoming our new friends and directing them where to go once they...

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ThinkPad Tablet 2 with Optional Digitizer Pen

ThinkPad Tablet 2 with Optional Digitizer Pen

  We gave guest author Michael Archambault a brand new ThinkPad Tablet 2 to carry around with him for a few days to get his opinion on the tablet that is redefining business.  His verdict:  the ThinkPad Tablet 2 wins the  gold medal.   With the introduction of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, OEMs like Lenovo have become inspired to create amazing Windows tablets that can tackle work or play; the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is one of these amazing tablets. The new ThinkPad Tablet 2 comes preloaded out of the box with Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8. While most other tablets in the same price range only offer Windows RT and lock out the ability to use Legacy applications, you won’t have that issue with this tablet. Having the full edition of Windows 8 means you’ll be able to run all the familiar apps from past versions of Windows that you have been used to; this is thanks to the next generation Intel Inside processor. In my testing with the Intel Inside Processor it was able to smoothly power the Windows 8 interface while providing enough power to run basic legacy applications on the familiar desktop. I was able to test the ThinkPad Tablet 2 with the ThinkPad Tablet 2 Enterprise Dock; the dock provides multiple USB ports, Ethernet, HDMI out, and a rapid charging port for the device. I connected the ThinkPad Tablet 2 to the device and used it with an external 22" monitor; while I was...

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