Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet
Brand: Lenovo
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 10.1 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD, orning Gorilla Glass
  • Chipset: Nvidia Tegra 2
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 3.1, upgradable to 4.0
  • Battery: 3250 mAh
  • Released Date: 01-07-2011



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet
Released July, 2011
Status Discontinued


Dimensions 60 x 181.7 x 14 mm
Weight 730 g
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Colors Black


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 149 ppi


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 3.1, upgradable to 4.0
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Nvidia Tegra 2
CPU Dual-core 1.0 GHz
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Nvidia Tegra 2
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16GB/32GB/64GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, gyro, compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 3250 mAh
Battery Life 8 hours
Charging AC adapter, Battery pack (33 Wh Li-Polymer)


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 5 MP
Front Camera 2 MP


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 2.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 b/g/n
USB microUSB 2.0, USB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. A-GPS only
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I found the ThinkPad tablet has a premium feel thanks to the glass on both sides. It feels nice and grippy, although it does show some fingerprints. I had the optional pen for review which works well for taking notes and annotations, although handwriting recognition accuracy is only about 70%.
The front buttons are a little frustrating - they can be annoying but are not very easy to press accidentally. I didn't see a need for physical buttons and would have preferred a cleaner button-free design.
- Lisa from MobileTechReview
User Reviews 2 The tablet runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. The 10.1-inch WXGA display with Corning Gorilla Glass offers durability. Designed for business users, the ultra-portable tablet weighs 1.65 pounds and measures 14.5mm thick.
The tablet boasts up to 8 hours of battery life, making it suitable for on-the-go professionals. The various hardware buttons, including a 2-megapixel webcam and full-size USB port. The tablet comes pre-loaded with business-friendly apps like Documents to Go and Netflix.
- Jennifer Johnson from Hot Hardware
User Reviews 3 The tablet, designed for business with consumer-friendly elements, runs on a Tegra 2 processor. Dundee explores the multitude of ports, including docking, mini USB, HDMI, headphone, SIM card, and SD card ports.
The tablet's physical buttons and rear camera are showcased, along with the effective stylus, emphasizing its responsiveness and simplicity. Dundee emphasizes the tablet's enterprise functionality, supporting Citrix and hardware encryption, making it suitable for business users. The file manager, USB port, and accessories contribute to seamless data transfer.
- Booredatwork.com
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Nice premium look and feel with glass front and back
- Pen for digital input works well
- Lots of ports like USB, HDMI, etc.
- Great battery life (8 hours)

- Some preloaded software/bloatware that slows it down
- Placement of buttons not ideal
- Speakers are disappointing

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 7 / 10

Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet, introduced in July 2011 and now discontinued, made a significant mark in the tablet market with its business-centric approach and consumer-friendly features.

Let's delve into the details of this device and see what made it stand out during its time.

Design and Build

The ThinkPad Tablet boasts a sleek and premium design, measuring 260 x 181.7 x 14 mm and weighing 730g.

The Corning Gorilla Glass on both sides not only adds to the premium feel but also enhances durability. The tablet comes in a classic black color, giving it a professional and sophisticated look.


Featuring a 10.1-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels, the display offers vibrant colors and sharp details.

Although the specific display technologies are not detailed, the overall visual experience is commendable, making photos and videos come to life.

Performance and Hardware

Powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor clocked at 1.0 GHz, the ThinkPad Tablet delivers a decent performance. With 1GB of RAM, it handles tasks smoothly.

The tablet comes with internal storage options of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB, supplemented by a 3-in-1 card reader for additional storage flexibility.

Connectivity and Ports

One of the tablet's strengths lies in its connectivity options. Ours exploration reveals a plethora of ports, including docking, mini USB, HDMI, headphone, SIM card, and SD card ports.

This extensive range of ports caters to diverse user needs, especially for business professionals requiring various connections.

Stylus and Input Options

The inclusion of an optional pen for digital input adds versatility to the tablet. The effectiveness of the stylus for note-taking, annotations, and drawing.

The tablet supports additional input options, such as Lenovo's Flex T9 virtual keyboard, contributing to a well-rounded user experience.

Software and Operating System

Running on Android 3.1 (upgradable to 4.0), the tablet provides a user-friendly interface with Lenovo's customization.

The unique launcher and app wheel offer quick access to applications, while the inclusion of two app stores, Android Market and Lenovo's App Shop, adds to the flexibility of app selection.

Battery Life

While the exact battery life details are not provided, the tablet offers up to 8 hours of battery life. This longevity makes it a suitable choice for on-the-go professionals requiring sustained productivity.

Pros and Cons

The tablet's premium look, effective stylus, and extensive connectivity options stand out as strengths. However, drawbacks include the presence of preloaded software, suboptimal button placement, and disappointing speakers.


In summary, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, with its focus on business functionality and consumer-friendly features, was a notable contender in the tablet market. Its sleek design, robust connectivity options, and versatile stylus input made it a go-to choice for professionals seeking productivity on the go.

Despite a few shortcomings, the tablet's overall performance and feature set contributed to its positive reception during its time in the market.

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