"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'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 $600 tablet has had to be repaired twice."
"I was worried about how the stylus would perform with the smaller processor, but it's great for taking notes and annotating PDFs, etc.
I agree that the pen and display are, at times, not precisely aligned. If the pen is held at an extreme angle, the alignment suffers, and it's less than perfect around the edges of the screen.
No major performance issues or problems streaming video or music. Office works wonderfully, and multitasking doesn't cause major problems.
It takes forever to charge. Also, the WiFi seems a bit wonky. Sometimes, I have to turn the wireless off and then back on to get it to connect properly. The lack of keyboard case or optional attachable keyboard is my biggest complaint with the tablet."
"I really wanted to love the ThinkPad Tablet 2, but ongoing issues with build quality have soured my opinion of this computer. From failing speakers to yellowing and separating displays, I've gone through multiple units and each has been a catastrophe. The size and weight are wonderful, but not at the expense of reliability."
Cons: Storage, Video card, Memory, Bluetooth, Processor, Display performance
"The tablet is ok... but it's price should be 300$. The processor is slow. Very slow. It has trouble playing a standard resolution divx movie. The touch screen is not accurate and it can't be calibrated. Well it can be... but it remains inaccurate. Windows 8 is still in it's beginning so it has a lot of problems and bugs.
"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."