Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review – A Very Well Equipped and Versatile Hybrid Device, With a Price

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet was first debuted during CES 2016 and it was released for US shores on February of this year. It does have a hefty price for a tablet, but it does have a good array of accessories, along with features that add to its versatility, to which you might not mind spending your hard-earned cash on it. It has an included styles, and the base modules even offer a lot of options.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review - A Very Well Equipped and Versatile Hybrid Device, With a Price

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet is Very Versatile, But the Device is Not Easily Accessible for Many

It is quite clear upon first glance on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet that it takes inspiration from the company’s own Yoga series of tablets as well as Microsoft’s Surface Pro product line. This 12-inch slate offers various detachable base modules which does a lot of interesting, yet highly specific, features. For instance, there is a module that can be attached to turn the tablet into a projector, and there’s even a module that can add an extra five hours of battery life to the device.

The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is powered by 6th generation, Intel Core M series processors with vPro up to Core m7. As for the storage space, it can deliver as much as 1TB of PCIe, solid-state storage capacity. It also has up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory. All of these are sitting comfortably behind a 2,560 x 1,440 IPS touch display in a 3:2 aspect ratio, which is very much like Microsoft’s Surface Pro series of tablets.

But rather than simply following in the footsteps of Microsoft as the Surface Pro has an a-frame hinge, Lenovo borrows the feature of their Yoga tablets to bring its flip-down hinge to the X1 Tablet. This makes for a more resilient touch screen experience in which many can enjoy. Furthermore, this kind of design makes better use for the aforementioned line of base modules.

It should be noted, however, that most of the modules are not available inside the standard packaging and are therefore sold separately. Available modules that can be purchased are the Productivity module, which offers five more hours of battery life, the Presenter module, which turns the tablet into a projector, and there’s also the 3D imaging module which makes use of Intel’s RealSense camera technology to capture and edit objects for use on design and 3D printing.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet is indeed a very versatile but also very specific device. The creators behind this tablet state that the device is primarily targeted for content creators or other hardware-light professionals.


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