Thinkpad Tablet 2 - Initial Impressions

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  1. noxxle

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    I'm resetting my tpt2 to its factory settings.
     
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    Yes. Wacom digitizer and Amtel for touch.
     
  3. Techgeek32

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    It is very small. My Asus 810 dwarfs it.
     
  4. manuelcalavera

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    Since its screen is just 1.5" smaller, it means they have done a good job in designing it.
     
  5. manuelcalavera

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    It seems that TPT2 wont read external powerless Hard Drives ( Passport HD, etc. ) . Thats really annoying .
     
  6. Rommie2k6

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    So I read that the TPT2 stylus is not spring loaded, and it's like the Samsung Slate 5 that takes a lot of force to yank it out. Is there any Atom slate that has a decent pen design out there?!
     
  7. Billy_Oneironaut

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    Give an OTG micro usb adapter a try with the 2 usb Y cables. Might work.
     
  8. noxxle

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    After a factory reset, got my mic back. However, still showing system interrupts in the task manager. Could someone else who has the TPT2 check their system manager for this? Perhaps it's normal.

    It's not spring loaded, but doesn't take much force to remove.
     
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    Just got mine from Newegg. I am setting it up right now. So far, compared to my Acer W510, it is about the same size but build quality appears better. It is slightly slower, likely due to the Win 8 Pro. I'd say the Acer has better screen quality--brighter screen with more realistic colors. It's fairly significant just looking at the desktop wallpaper which is a nice picture of a mountain landscape. The Lenovo also is yellow tint biased, whereas the Acer looks slightly blueish.

    Just tried the pen, which is the main reason I bought this--compared to my Vaio Duo, it performs wonderfully. The actual accuracy needs work when the pen is tilted to the side when writing but it is sufficient and I didn't have many accuracy mistakes. It is way better than the 500T. The pen rejection seems to start a lot higher up than the Sony and the Samsung, which is good for Windows Journal (which I prefer over OneNote). Suffice it to say, I wrote a paragraph and had no rogue palm marks on the screen, something I could never do on my Sony. I didn't notice much lag (there was a TINY bit but nothing to write home about). Oh, and I can confirm other Wacom pens work on the screen. So this is indeed Wacom!
     
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    Is the screen on tpt2 matte? I remember w510 is glossy (correct me if I am wrong).
     
  11. TheGuac

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    Both are glossy.
     
  12. noxxle

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    For those curious, the wireless chip is the Broadcom BCM4330.
     
  13. noxxle

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    Preliminary battery tests indicate about 8-8.5 hours of web browsing/emailing/writing. This is with brightness at 50% (200 nits).

    Then again, my battery gauge might not be accurate. I haven't run it down to zero yet. The gauge drops faster from 100% to 90% than from 90% to 80%
     
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    Thanks Guac--I was waiting for a little bit more data on the pen--I mostly need it for grading papers and notetaking. I was interested in elitepad 900 because the 16x10 is better for work with documents but it does not have wacom pen. I also waiting on the surface pro----but decided it would be too heavy potentially for long stretches and the pen is an unknown factor there. So I newegged my one with overnight delivery--probably won't ship till Monday but will have on Tuesday. Thanks so much for the information!! I had a Sony too--but the ok but not great ng trip pen/digitizer and the weight and the 11.6 inch awkwardness whiile holding----I sold it.
     
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    That is awesome! What kind of other wacom pens did you try out? Bamboo, intous?
     
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    Can anyone confirm that models ordered without a pen don't have a digitizer layer built in at all? This rumor is currently making the rounds in the German Thinkpad forum and the US Lenovo forum... even conformed by Mark-Lenovo :(
     
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    In Germany all Versions supports the Pen (thats what Lenovo support said), but looks like the american dont.
     
  19. noxxle

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    Did a factory reset and installed the latest drivers. I am consistently burning through 16% of the battery every hour with the brightness at 50%. I'm doing nothing other than basic tasks, such as web browsing, emailing and reading texts.

    I consider 6.5 hours of battery life for basic tasks to be unacceptable by tablet standards. My ipad Mini gets 11-12 doing the same things. The ipad 4 gets even better.
     
  20. TheGuac

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    I'd give it more time. My Acer ran through the battery a lot faster in the beginning than it does now. Realistic battery life with work should be about 7-7.5 hours.

    I used my Tablet 2 last night for about 30 min and it ran down about 6%, then another 3% overnight (8 hours). It is also handling a full OS and Windows is fairly battery hungry.
     

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