"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!!!!"
"The machine has constantly failed to live up to expectations -- that it was a real computer. The limitations of the mini-HDMI video was not apparent until after I needed to hook up to VGA/DVI projectors and discovered that I needed a lot more hardware.
But the killer was unreliability, which I can only guess is due to the device not being quite powerful enough to run a full OS (Win8). I've wasted a lot of time trying to get this to work properly, but I can't use it if I can't count on it to turn on when I need it."
"I purchased this tablet with the intentions of using it as a travel companion. It functions so much like my PC, I almost forget it’s my tablet. Only design feature I would improve is the keyboard/tablet connection. I can only use it on a flat surface and it can easily be knocked off the tablet stand."
"I though that this was the mobile work computer that I've been wanting for the last 15 years but charging port, keyboard, RAM, errors and restarting, digitiser issues make using this tablet infuriating and very time consuming. It started with a broken charging port after a weeks use that took a month to be repaired. New computer to replace it, no. I've twice uninstalled/reinstalled the bluetooth driver to get the keyboard to pair. Computer is very slow and under powered doing simple tasks. Sometimes it requires rebooting up 5 times to get a program to open. Despite calibrating the digitiser again and again it remains inaccurate especially with word 2013. Very expensive, including the keyboard it cost about $1100 Au. All in all a useless work computer, maybe surface 2 ......."
"We purchased five of these units along with the bluetooth keyboard and a few other accessories for evaluation purposes within our enterprise. The honeymoon was quickly over as we had nothing but problems with the units right out of the box. One unit blue screened, another would not recognize the operating system and a third gave use the new windows unhappy face that said there was a problem with the OS. Trying to run repair on the unit just turned it into a brick. We had to call Lenovo to get special restore discs sent so we could reimage the units. Once we finally got the units working we had nothing but trouble with the bluetooth keyboards constantly dropping their pairing.
We have since moved to the Lenovo Helix and have nothing but praise for that unit."
Pros: Battery, Weight, Processor, Included software, Wireless card, Keyboard/peripherals
"I love this machine. It is the answer to my dreams. Sleek, light and fantastically responsive, I bring it everywhere and can use it all day.
I use it for school - taking notes in OneNote and recording lectures as I write. I also use it for meeting notes / recordings and for word-processing or entertainment on the go. I use the bluetooth keyboard and it works beautifully and adds very little to the overall weight / size / footprint.
"I love this Windows 8 tablet. It is superbly designed, sturdy, light and handy, Was quite impressed. Took away one star because of the atom processor, yet that is what makes the battery last. Very efficient and the digitizer is excellent, couldn't ask for a better tablet for my artistry, browsing and etc. First Lenovo product for me and I do plan to buy more. This is just a super 10" tab. Thanks Lenovo."
"Really like the tablet but I feel it lacks options for accessories, most specifically a keyboard folio case option. Have some performance issues but I believe they were more related to Win8. Best thing to do is to a factory restore, do all the system updates followed by Windows updates. Since than I haven't been fighting the same amount of issues.
Keyboard Folio Case Please. No one wants to carry around multiple items."
Cons: Support, Bluetooth, Keyboard/peripherals, Build Quality, Durability, virtually no user documentation., poor value for a relatively high price.
"On second day of use unit 'bricked' itself -- simply shut off and would not restart. Lenovo tech support was ready to have me return unit for repair. Decided, after waiting two weeks for delivery, was not going to wait some indeterminate period until brand new product was repaired. Manufacturing quality control appears to be very poor, based on such an early failure. Will be returning the tablet for a refund."
"It runs multiple apps smoothly, the stylus works wonderfully, and the tablet can run Microsoft Office. There are a lot of security features to protect your privacy too. I was pleasantly surprised by how similar to a laptop or desktop PC it was. Rather than an oversized smartphone, it's more like an abbreviated laptop. Its design is surprisingly beautiful and very intelligent. Highly recommended. Kudos to Lenovo"
"I was excited. But when loading software, I discovered the USB port is too underpowered for my USB-powered hard drive. No problem with flash drive, but it took a while as expected.
I began to do some word processing, email, and web browsing. The screen started refusing finger input. Research into this reveals that this is uncommon but not unheard-of. I concluded that this particular tablet is just lemony, and attempted to base my judgments on when the device is working normally.
LetDown3: I should be able to stream Netflix. I cannot; the lag between sound and video becomes obvious in 10 seconds, followed by the whole task blipping in vain to keep up. No, it's not my network.
I wish I was using the same device as you guys. I could love this, but the machine I hold is unusable."
"I really liked this tablet while it lasted. Unfortunately the LCD cracked after about 4 months of use. I kept it in a case and there wasn't a significant event that led to the break. I sent it in to Lenovo and they wouldn't fix it under the warranty. They quoted me $750 to repair it. I bought it new for $600."
"I'm very disappointed in the quality of the machine. Out of the box problems with the button and speakers. Shortly after purchase, the charging port failed. Not the type of experience I expect from a ThinkPad."
"The device has promise but it has broken down twice in 2 months (camera, motherboard and speakers). Lenovo tech support answers quickly and tried to troubleshoot over the phone. The first time they had it for three weeks and replaced both cameras and motherboard. Now the right speaker stopped working. Its back to Lenovo for repair.
I still like the form factor and have come to like Windows 8 but this tablet model seems to have serious reliability problems. Sorry folks - find another model, I can't recommend this one and I can't afford to replace it so I have to live with it.
Lenovo - are you listening??? Great service / bad quality. About the same time I bought a auto-winding watch for $1 on eBay from China. The watch is still working - the $600 tablet has had to be repaired twice."
"I was worried about how the stylus would perform with the smaller processor, but it's great for taking notes and annotating PDFs, etc.
I agree that the pen and display are, at times, not precisely aligned. If the pen is held at an extreme angle, the alignment suffers, and it's less than perfect around the edges of the screen.
No major performance issues or problems streaming video or music. Office works wonderfully, and multitasking doesn't cause major problems.
It takes forever to charge. Also, the WiFi seems a bit wonky. Sometimes, I have to turn the wireless off and then back on to get it to connect properly. The lack of keyboard case or optional attachable keyboard is my biggest complaint with the tablet."
"I really wanted to love the ThinkPad Tablet 2, but ongoing issues with build quality have soured my opinion of this computer. From failing speakers to yellowing and separating displays, I've gone through multiple units and each has been a catastrophe. The size and weight are wonderful, but not at the expense of reliability."