Pros: Smooth stylus functioning, SIM card support, USB port to connect external storage
Bottomline: More than a decent tablet for business professionals. It's additional accessory like Keyboard folio and stylus give it an extra edge over other tablets.
Tablet market and manufacturers now seem to be ready to take on the laptop market and that's the reason why we are seeing tablet PCs with attached keyboards and ports. The ThinkPad Tablet from Lenovo runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb and has applications like print share, Citrix receiver and note and an additional stylus or ThinkPad pen that makes it ideal for corporates.
The tablet is based on Nvidia's latest Tegra 2 dual-core 1 GHz processor, and comes with 1 GB RAM. It has a 10.1 inch Corning Gorilla glass touch screen that supports 1200x800 pixels resolution. The TFT screen provides for a bright and vivid display and supports a viewing angle of 178 degrees. But its weight can be a drawback. At 715 gms, Lenovo ThinkPad tablet is heavier than Samsung tablet (565 gms) and Apple iPad2 (601 gms).
At the bottom, it has 4 buttons --2 of which we usually don't see in tablets. There is home button, a back button, a button to open the browser and the fourth is to lock the orientation. You need to click the buttons with an angle since you have to click them towards the display rather than clicking them from center. Below these buttons, there are different ports like 3.5 mm audio jack, mini-HDMI, micro-USB, dock connector, and then a cover hiding SD card slot and SIM card slot for 3G connectivity.
Bottom left hand side has a full sized USB port which can be used to plug in the keyboard attached in the casing. Just above this USB port there is a speaker. On the top right hand side, it has volume keys and to the extreme left, a dedicated compartment for the stylus. It slides in easily and perfectly and has a thread attached to it which you can tie to the ThinkPad (there are two separate small holes provided for that).