"I had purchase the Surface, and it was very disappointing. So I returned it, and found the Thinkpad Tablet two!! I purchase the tablet, keyboard and the case to carry it all!!!! This tablet does everything I need it to do. I use it mainly for work, having the ability to use full office is what drew me to this tablet. I've ran word, excel, and power point with no problems. I even use it to due my Monday briefs!!! The key board works perfectly!!! linking it to the tablet is so simple!!! The price is a little more than whats out there but this is a Thinkpad!!! I have no issues when surfing the web!!! The Pad is very small but very powerfull!!! Love it!! Even the pen works perfectly!!! not one regret!!!!"
"I thought I had found the device of my dreams. Portability and performance.
The Tablet 2 design comes up just short of perfect when used with the Bluetooth Keyboard. The tablet separates and falls off of the keyboard too easily.
The Tablet 2 is under powered. The machine was sluggish, many times pausing up to a full minute to respond.
My biggest frustration was the inconsistency of the Bluetooth connectivity between tablet and keyboard. The two frequently stopped communicating. This was a problem that repeated itself time after time. And to add to the frustration, it was only through a stroke of luck that I could get the two to talk to each other again.
I had extremely high expectations and came away disappointed."
"I have yet to find a single thing I can't do, and do well, on this device. The processor is unexpectedly powerful, and I am able to have Outlook, Word, Acrobat X, Firefox and more running at the same time without any problem. The screen is amazing. Bravo!"
"The ThinkPad is a terrible choice! The touchscreen is very hard to use - unresponsive and unreliable. It is only made worse by Windows 8, which is horrible. Apps like Skype work much better on other platforms. Lenovo's customer service is virtually nonexistent. Run, don't walk away in favor of anyone else."
"Overall - I like this little tablet. There are some quirks and I would not recommend it for anything but light windows office work and e-mail. It is the first tablet that does a great job allowing me to take notes in my own hand writing. Office: 2013 only. Tends to get bogged down if you do not restart regularly. Bluetooth mouse is basically unusable. No issues with WiFi anywhere - works great. I did find some applications that flat would not load because of the Atom processor. When using the dock, I have no problems running a 24" monitor as the second screen in full 1920 X 1080 mode. Recharging - you must use the Lenovo recharger that comes with the tablet. Using a compatible adapter will result in very slow to non existent recharging as mentioned in other reviews."
"Pros: -Very lightweight and well balanced -Good battery life (about 8 hours of use) -scratch-resistant screen -Touch and pen operations are responsive -Full Windows programs can be run.
Cons: -Windows 8 still buggy\cumbersome. OS takes up 30 GB. -Returned my first one due to broken battery. -Power adapter port is right where you want to hold the tablet. -Processor/Graphics not sufficient to run online videos without stuttering. -Screen aspect ratio is too wide for 8.5x11 documents. -When holding with one hand the screen shows pressure lines running through the middle of the screen since the case isn't rigid enough. -Wireless Keyboard Accessory is mediocre"
"If you are willing to sacrifice just about everything you expect from a full windows 8 tablet/computer for a light weight tablet with long battery life, then this is your tablet.
Processor is unacceptably slow. It takes anywhere from 10-30 seconds to open simple tablet apps. If you try opening average sized Excel or Access files, you can forget it. Plus, the tablet freezes multiple times a day. When streaming internet video, the tablet refused to play sound half of the time. The only way to fix it was to restart.
Lenovo delayed my ship date four separate times after my order was submitted.
I hope Lenovo gets it right the second time around, but for now, don't make the same mistake I did. Pass on this tablet."
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, limited usb devices
"It is a full Windows tablet that weights less than 1.5 lbs. Business users like me can probably endure the shortcomings listed below for the advantage of having such a portable instance of Windows/Office/full-featured browsing, etc.
But, a few cons: 1. The USB port will NOT support external hard drives and burners unless the device has a separate power source. Thumbsticks, mice, and keyboards work, but actual USB-powered hard drives which operate from a single port on other tablets/PCs will NOT work on the TPT2 due to lack of power from the USB port. 2. Not possible to install any version of Windows except Windows 8. The TPT2 uses UEFI type of BIOS, which supports Windows 8 and Windows 7 64-bit. But the TPT2 has a 32-bit processor, so even W7 64-bit is not an option."
"It stands for all it promises... for IT pros you finally have a full computer in a super slim tablet. Even it can't compete a notebook in performance, it's surprisingly fast for it's size. Great battery performance. Fast boot, super fast standby response."
"It si very giid device, I wood recommend it to all. If you are really traveling, working and you need to do your job everywhere very urgent it is very usefull. Display is good, digitizer is also very usefull. Hwo need it will be very delighted with it"
"Stylus cursor is off several mm even after calibration (I compare with Samsung Note). Wi-Fi does not work with enterprise Cisco access points. Very narrow 16:9 display - about iPad Mini(!) size. Charging connector is at the corner; one has to turn the device up side down to hold it while charging. MicroSD slot - 64GB max. 30GB free after installing Office, barely enough. USB port cannot power external HDDs. Cannot turn only WiFi power on or off with one click. Windows 8 cannot automatically connect to BT tethering and cannot automatically select between WiFi and BT PAN depending on WiFi availability."
"This is a Excellent product. Just wish Office was free. people complaining about not able to use a external driver like DVD. Just add a power usb hub. The usb on the think pad dont supply enough energy. as for using a external keyboard my work fine. If you using something that is power hungry from the usb port you going to need a power usb hub which is around $10 dollars. The speed on the thinkpad is excellent the battery life is also excellent. The size is great. So far no major problems with over 2 weeks of use. Graph, and internet is Fast."
"The ThinkPad Tablet 2 will fit anyone's bill for work related duties (both in terms of performance and value). The Atom processor with Windows 8 Pro works well enough to handle most if not all my Office 2010 tasks. To "push it", I've installed Adobe CS6 and in most cases the I only experience minor studdering. I am also comfortably getting nearly the 10 hours of battery life as advertised. I take it in to work in the morning after an overnight charge, use it on the train (1 hour) and all during work (up to 5 hours of cumulative usage); and I still end up with half a charge of power left; which then lasts me for another full day of use. Lastly the pen is much better than what most video reviews show. I've used the pen almost exclusively and I have not experienced any noticeable delays, etc."
"Receive it today. Looks great out of box, very light weight and good design. Screen resolution is excellent. Don't understand why people want higher than that because the text is already small but clear. The stereo sound is MUCH MUCH BETTER than ipad 4. The keyboard also works well through bluetooth. Both tablet mode and PC mode works smoothly. This is probably the best tablet/PC design, EXCEPT....
THE WIFI RECEPTION IS SO POOR. I have to be in the same room with the wireless router to be connected. Ipad4 and other labtopS work well even several room from the router but this tablet 2 shows no connection. I don't know if this is a general issue or design flaw or just my bad luck. But I have to return or exchange it...."