Thinkpad Tablet 2 - Initial Impressions

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  1. Kazy

    Kazy Pen Pal - Newbie

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    This is from pages ago, but I just want to warn you against this keyboard. It is much too big to be of any portable use, and the stand is really awkward to use. You should check out the Microsoft Wedge. It has the same stand/cover design but much quicker to set up, plus it has buttons for the charms.
     
  2. rzp2003

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    it looks like you got a defective one.
     
  3. noxxle

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    I installed Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Both take about a minute to open and navigating the menus is a chore. Inking isn't nearly as smooth as in Onenote.
     
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    noxxle,

    you have too many problems :D seriously, if you search youtube, you'll see that adobe PS on Clover Trails does not have lag when you do simple tasks with it.
     
  5. noxxle

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    Regardless, I'm not patient enough to wait for these programs to open every time I want to use them.
     
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    Yes that's odd, photoshop ran nicely on both my 500t and my w510.
     
  7. noxxle

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    After a reboot, I noticed PS loads in about 30s the first time, and about 10 seconds thereafter. It's more responsive too.
     
  8. noxxle

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    Does anyone know if it's possible to make Chrome load pages smoother, like IE10? IE10 lets you scroll pages while their loading without any choppiness. Chrome does the same in the IOS environment.
     
  9. noxxle

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    I've been doing some additional battery tests. Consistently burning 12-13% an hour at 50% brightness when doing basic tasks like web browsing. This is much better than my previous results and is consistent with the results I've seen of other clover trail tablets.

    I'm using a free app called "Play Time" to test battery life. It has a stop watch utility. Every time I wake the tablet from sleep, I immediately start the watch and stop it before entering sleep again.
     
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  10. TheGuac

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    Aside from the USB issue, I have noticed the tablet's sound quality is much worse than the Acer's. It sounds more muted/hollow and isn't as loud. After using it for more time, I have also noticed it seems to lag slightly faster than the Acer. I'm keeping the Lenovo and selling the Acer but it is remarkable Acer made such a nice tablet at such a good price.

    Oh, and I just got my first crash. I was writing on the screen and the whole unit froze up and stopped responding. Never had a problem like that before on the Acer! Hopefully I didn't make a mistake...
     
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