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Product Added : January 26th, 2013
Category : Lenovo, Tablets
"This Best Selling Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet PC 12.5″ LED Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
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LENOVO THINKPAD X220T – INTEL – CORE I5 – 2520M – 2.5 GHZ – DDR3 SDRAM – RAM: 4 GB – SETHINKPAD X220T – INTEL – CORE I5 – 2520M – 2.5 GHZ – DDR3 SDRAM – RAM: 4 GB – SERIAL ATA – 320 GB – 7200 RPM – INTEL HD GRAPHICS 3000 – 12.5 INCH – TFT ACTIVE MATRIX – BLUETOOTH; IEEE 802.11 A/G/N – MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL 64-BIT Manufacturer : LENOVO UPC : 645743279490
- Screen Size: 12.5 inches
- Screen Resolution: 1366×768
- Processor: 2.5 GHz Core i5-2520M
- RAM: 4 GB DDR3
- Hard Drive: 320 GB
- Chipset Brand: Intel
- Wireless Type: 802.11n, Bluetooth
Love this computer!!
First things first: this tablet is WACOM penabled!!! That means the tablet technology in it is powered by WACOM, the best in tablet technology right now. That also means this tablet has hovering capabilities, which means it can read the pen even if it isnt touching the screen which makes drawing and being precise in general so much easier. Also, pen sensitivity!!
That was the deciding factor for me. This computer runs adobe flash and adobe photoshop perfectly, and I’ve been able to fulfill my dream of working on cartoons or digital paintings on a plane or in bed. the battery life is astounding, I’ve used this thing for the complete 5 hour flight from Los Angeles to Florida. It doesn’t run games so hot, but that’s okay, I don’t use it for gaming.
This is an excellent mix of a tablet and a notebook. Great for those people who need to do lots of typing but who also want to sit back and read an e-book or browse the web in tablet mode. For the price you may also buy a notebook and a tablet, but you will then end up with different OS’s and synchronization issues. This convertible is the best of both worlds at an acceptable price. I found the i5 core more than sufficient to do all my daily tasks (including photoshop, webdesign, office, mail) and watch films. It may not be sufficient for an avid gamer, but gamers are probably not interested in a 12″ screen anyhow.
I expected to make a lot of use of the tablet functions but find it often as easy to use it in notebook style. The Lenovo trackpoint works fast and very accurate. In tablet mode it is sometimes difficult to make precise clicks near the edge of the screen, which is typically where the close-buttons of applications are. You do get used to it after a while. I seldom use the pen-function because the trackpoint is so precise. The two-finger touch option to quickly open several brightness, sound, and other tablet options appears to work only in desktop mode, which makes it less easy to change display brightness in reader mode or during movies. Brightness appears to be software controlled rather than in BIOS/firmware, which means it is not always available after wake-up from hibernation. Lenovo extra software and W7 operation is smooth. That sounds so obvious but I’ve seen many laptops with hiccups in this area. Screen size and brightness in tablet mode are good, so one can use it quite easily to browse the web while sitting on the couch. The protruding part of the battery pack is handy to hold the tablet. This convertible is heavier than tablet-only systems but handling is still acceptable.
Key aspect for me is the fact that you can use this system for all purposes, so watch movies and read books while traveling but also make photoshop designs, write mail and text in standard format and edit videos with all the software apps available on W7. It’s a no-compromise machine. I’ve played with several other systems before purchasing this X220 tablet, including iPads, but found these too limited in capabilities. I did find I can use this tablet in similar way as I use my iPhone, e.g. scrolling and enlarging text and images with finger movements. That’s good enough for me.
I haven’t tested battery duration on this system but it is far better than any laptop I’ve ever owned. In practice it means I can work comfortably on an intercontinental flight without worrying about power. I can’t say if it really works for more than 8 hours, as claimed by Lenovo, but six should be no problem. This is good enough for me.
Ideally I’d like to have seen this system with a 3:4 screen, because that makes (pdf) text reading in tablet mode easier.
I decided to buy the X220i tablet rather than the Dell X3 convertible. That primarily had to do with the fact that this Lenovo system has been on the market for six months and initial production issues have been fixed. The Dell system looked as good (although with lesser quality screen) but was less easy to buy on the web. The introduction of the Dell was announced a long time ago but availability was delayed several times. To me this hints at manufacturing issues. With difference between systems being small I therefore decided for the Lenovo system. I have not regretted it for a second. The X220i tablet feels and operates as good as one can expect from this former IBM company.
My x220 actually replaces a 17″ HD VAIO system that looked great but performed very poorly, with a screen that could not be 180-degree tilted, poor battery lifetime and useless add-on software and W7 compatibiliy issues. My mistake to expect a 17″ laptop would be great for long flights. On most planes I couldn’t even open the cover due to lack of space.
About 80% of the time, the notebook version of this x220 would have been sufficient for my use, but I do enjoy the 20% time that I can use it as tablet without having to waste time searching for android or IOS applications that may only do part of the things I’m used to in a Windows environment (which I already need to do on my iPhone).
Only item that I would have liked to see in this x220i tablet is the small reading light that the notebook version has.
I did find the ordering of this x220i Tablet cumbersome. Many vendors mix it up with its less expensive x220 two-hinged notebook version and Lenovo does not help because they mixed up the factory numbers of these two. Amazon only has limited info on its site but from the factory code and other supplier sites I could figure out what was in the box. I called the Amazon service desk to get more info but the only thing they could tell me was that I could ship it back if it wasn’t what I wanted. That’s nice but I prefer not to get a laptop via trial-and-error ordering.
Hope this helps you in making your decision. My X220i Tablet is now in use for one month and I noticed that I started using it at home in place of my full-sized desktop and in place of my iPhone when I’m on the road. What really helps is that the system wakes up from sleep or hibernation mode in less than half a minute.
Overall view: Very positive.
Great tablet PC
This serves me very well for my needs as a university student.
Note that his model does not have a webcam, and has the Thinkpad integrated wifi (i.e. not the Centrino wifi with better signal strength, or 5ghz support.)
This also runs Windows 8 very well.
Battery life is about six hours with the 6-cell battery. It’s a bit heavier than it’s non-tablet counterpart, but it’s to be expected. It’s built like a rock, with classic Thinkpad utilitarian looks.
After my Macbook Pro 2008 had one too many issues (optical drive, chewing through batteries, and an unfortunate date with a bit of coffee,) my decision to switch to the x220 tablet was worth it. It works pretty well with Linux, too.
My one gripe is the trackpoint occasionally needs to be re-calibrated, and the touchscreen will occasionally drift the pointer to the corner of the screen.
I dropped this laptop at a distance that would have assuredly killed an infant or elderly human being. It took it like a champ, still runs perfectly
The Laptop that achieved perfection
The x220t reviewed is an i5, with 8GB RAM.
The i7, in x220t’s are not quad-core, and really not worth the extra $$$ over the i5.
There isn’t much about these machines to say that hasn’t been already said.
Incredibly fast, well built, (FINALLY) decent speakers, and a bright easy to use 2-point multitouch screen with Wacom digitizer.
Often with technology a device has one drawback, or something to look forward to on the next model.
Maybe USB 3, or something slightly thinner?
It’s hard to imagine making this workhorse better.
Obviously the price is much more than other comparable computers, but the screen is a major cost.
If you do not need an active digitizer, you’re likely to be fine with a standard x220.
Plays games and renders 3D fairly well.
Great device for handwriting with laptop facilities
So the bad news is that it takes some time to start up, does not come prefloaded with decent drivers (specially for the touch screen), and cant really function as a tablet with the same panache we have come to expect from the i’s or the nexus…
The great news is that the waccom technology works. Handwriting recognition using a stylus is NOT frequently found in a laptop (which is what this is) and this device does it quite well, all things considered. In tablet more it can glitch sometimes, but most of the times it recognizes the palm or wrist as such and does not treat it as an input, so you can rest your hand naturally on the screen to write.
Apart from this function (which its above average at) its performing well as a laptop.
great reactive screen
Screen reacts very well to the stylus or a finger- using a windows 7 operating system and is much quicker then I anticipated