Anuj Sharma

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

In the past, I used my tablet for simple web surfing and my trusty ThinkPad laptop for getting serious work done. But since I got a hold of Lenovo’s new ThinkPad Tablet 2, it’s changed the way I look at—and use—my devices. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that my PC is now <600 grams and has 10 hours of battery life. I’ve been using it extensively and I thought I’d share a few cool things you can do with the ThinkPad Tablet 2. First a quick spec summary of this 10.1” tablet: it sports a dual-core Intel Atom processor, 2GB memory, weighs under 600 grams, has an active digitizer pen, a resolution of 1366x768, dual cameras (8MP and 2MP), HDMI and USB 2.0 ports, SIM tray, MicroSD card slot, GPS, WLAN, BT and NFC radios. (Full spec list here.) With that out of the way, here are 8 cool things you can do with the ThinkPad Tablet 2: 1.      Install your favorite apps. The Windows app store is growing by the day. The ThinkPad tablet runs Windows 8 Pro so you can download and install any traditional desktop application along with the mobile apps available there. Anything you can run on Windows XP, Vista or 7 will run flawlessly on this tablet.  2.      Charge/sync your devices. With the tablet’s USB 2.0 port, you can connect phones, MP3 players and other tablets...

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Slim & light? Check.  Ultrabook? Nope.  Wallet friendly? Check.  Color options? Check.  So a Netbook then? Nope. Gaming ready? Kinda. At low to mid graphics settings.  That’s how I would describe the new Lenovo IdeaPad S300 & S400 laptops. These are not for those looking to assume the role of Alcatraz to beat the next Alien invasion in Crysis 2. Neither are these machines for people who must spend thousands of dollars irrespective of what they get in return. The S300/S400 laptops are essentially for value hunters.    We all know who the value hunters are. They churn out the endless excel sheets comparing specs of multiple products. It could be about the next car or even something trivial as a Bluetooth headset. They spend countless hours scanning forums, reviews and comments on If you think these value hunters do this to save money, you would be wrong. All this effort is to ensure they get exactly what they are looking for and get the best bang for the buck!        These 0.9-inch-thick laptops may miss out on the ultrabook checklist by a mere 2mm but they hold their own when it comes to performing way beyond what was traditionally expected out of a budget machine. With a profile this thin, it’s remarkable that both the S300 and S400 offer Intel Core i5 processors and AMD Radeon 7450M...

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