March 16, 2013
I’ve been getting tons of good e-mails and comments, and questions about the Lenovo article so I thought I’d follow up with a few more things.
CNET just named the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 the best of the atom-powered windows tablets. Their article is a nice comparison of all the competitors:
[Update 3/18] Laptop Magazine April print edition just named Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 their Editors’ Choice for Windows 8 tablets (beating the Surface Pro by the way).
Windows 8 Landscape
I received a number of comments to the effect “shouldn’t we just get one of the larger hybrids”, so I refer you to my previous article about the Windows 8 landscape:
The Lenovo Keyboard
A few have asked me about the $119 optional keyboard that was designed by Lenovo to go with this tablet (whether I’d tested it, liked it, etc.). Yes, I have it and it works quite well. However it is thicker and heavier than the corresponding Surface Type keyboard, so it is a bit disappointing in that way. But it props up the tablet nicely and has a good feel.
The Lenovo Sleeve
There is an optional case that Lenovo makes to hold both the keyboard and the tablet. I tried it and did not like it:
It’s way too thick and overpriced.
Instead I got the following case which is thinner, cheaper, and lighter, and it holds both items: