Cons: Warranty, Support, Keyboard/peripherals, Included Software, Display performance
"Love the tablet but hate the docking station. You can't beat the tablet and I hope the new models are half as good. However I am so disappointed in the docking keyboard and I've tried two separate ones. Both new & neither will hold a charge. When I plug in the charger the light blinks yellow and white, which according to the manual it means there's a fault. Ive tried 3 times contacting Lenovo and have gotten nowhere. You'd think they'd stand behind their products better being #1 in the industry, even over Dell, HP, & more."
"I bought my first one six months ago and then one for my kids for school three months ago. I am really happy with the performance running ms office and touchscreen functionality. The battery is amazing - giving 10+ hours while traveling after fully charged. Hands down the best mobile business pc/tablet i have owned. The only minus is the lack of front facing camera (has user facing camera only). iPad may have more gimmicks for social user but for a business person this is a great mobile device with USBs, SD card, and battery life"
"I purchased this tablet in July when my laptop was stolen. Don't be fooled, this is not a replacement for a laptop. The keyboard is very poor. When typing, the cursor changes positions without any notice. Also, there is no way to turn off the keyboard when the tablet is connected. Also, you will not be able to find a cover/holder to fit this tablet."
"I've owned the iPad 2 since June 2012. I purchased this tablet, the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx online. The IdeaPad allows me to do things that I can't do on my iPad: create and edit Microsoft Office documents, print files using my current printers, run apps side-by-side, and expand my storage capacity! The only two issues that I had were that the Bluetooth driver/software needed to be reinstalled, and the graphics driver needed to be downgraded so that I can resume work from a long system suspension. Other than that, it is a very awesome tablet!"
"I am assuming the role of CFO of a company in Los Angeles and I have been looking for a tablet that offers the easiest integration with the Windows OS so I can use Microsoft Office on my tablet. This seems to be the best alternative.
The goal is to develop a financial and operational dashboard to push to the executives' tablets. I am also looking for seamless integration of calendar and email between desktop (Windows 7), the tablet and the phone (most likely Android.)
Battery recharging seems to be a problem and as others have noted the wireless seems to be a bit weak.
One annoyance is that the micro-USB plug is on the bottom which is a poor design when you have it sitting up in a case. That would have been easy to design a different way."
Cons: could use gestures on keyboard dock touchpad
"I have owned iPad, HTC, Acer and Nexus tablets and this one is the best. You cannot beat the added value of the keyboard dock and the intelligent Lenovo design. Plus, since it runs Windows 8 Pro, EVERYTHING (Web sites, videos, networks, printers, Office documents) just plain works as well as any desktop PC. Reviewers on the Internet have given it so-so ratings but these guys do not have to fork over their hard earned money and own a product over the long run. Using this superior product for two months now and Lenovo has earned a customer for life. BTW, once you learn it, Windows 8 leaves iOS and Android in the dust. Get one before Lenovo succumbs to the Internet naysayers."
"I purchased this item from Best Buy online a few weeks ago. It is $500 but feels like a cheap plastic toy that won't last more than 6 months. It actually creaks when you hold it. The plastic back easily unclips. The screen is plain, untreated glass. It's neither scratch resistant nor shatter resistant. The only USB port is also the charging port. It's on the bottom of the tablet, so if you want to stand it up in a case while charging it or accessing USB storage, good luck. Unless you buy the overpriced keyboard dock (which also has universally horrible reviews for un-reactive keys), you'll need to turn it off to charge it and hold it in your hand to connect a USB. There should have been an extra port on the side."
"I am very pleased with this tablet. I have read magazine reviews after my purchase and some of these articles made comments about this product which were somewhat negative about the plastic used on the back of the tablet. These critics had it all wrong. The plastic back on this tablet keeps it extremely light weigh and is one of the best features of this tablet - its light weight.
The other issues the critics made related to the attachable keyboard and not the tablet. The keyboard is made exactly for this tablet and it is also light weight and provides double the battery life once attached. The tablet and keyboard have a plastic mating which works with ease.
If you are looking for a Windows 8 tablet which powerful performance. This is the unit to purchase."
"Item is relatively new and I am still learning how to put it to use - but is going great. Has the mobility and ease of use I was looking for (my regular laptop is on the large side) so really helps. Initially could not get keyboard dock and thought about sending it back because the main reason I wanted it was convertibility, however, was able to get keyboard dock separately on Amazon and now the lynx does everything I wanted it for - VERY HAPPY"
"The Pros: Battery life is great. I've been getting close to the 8 hours stated in tablet mode alone and with the keyboard dock can last well into the night, if needed. The touchscreen is responsive enough and works well with my finger or with a Stylus. With the full Office 2013 and Windows 8 Pro, I still have ~30Gb left which seems plenty so far especially since I store my documents in the cloud. The tablet weight is good and I don't feel tired holding it when reading a book for a period of time or walking around using it. Network performance is also solid. The Cons: The only con I can think of is that the tablet doesn't feel as solid as the Surface or an iPad, but it doesn't feel flimsy."
"Since windows 8 was released I have been waiting for a tablet to be released that was good on battery life, but had the full windows 8 install. This tablet does all that and more. I was concerned by the Atom processor, but it has been plenty fast enough for me. I have seen no lag in anything I have put it through. My only con is that the keyboard dock is not available yet. This is a no compromise solution. It can be a tablet when you want, or a laptop when needed. The screen size is perfect. No need to zoom in to read a webpage like those smaller tablets. I am very pleased with this purchase."
"I puchased this to see if it could work as a laptop replacement. It looks like it has good potential to do this. It has full Windows 8 functionality, with all of the pros of the touch screen. Speed is good for most applications. The touch screen is nicely responsive. I have installed all of my Windows 7 programs, and they are working seamlessly.
My big question is: where is the keyboard dock? This is being marketed as a hybrid, and the dock is an essential component. I hope to see the dock available very soon."
Response from Lenovo:By Bryan, eCommerce, July 8, 2013
Hello and thank you for your review.
The IdeaTab Lynx Keyboard Dock is available for purchase at the following URL: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=460&Code=59349670