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First Impressions

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet

First Look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet


Linda A. Epstein - March 2011


The Lenovo X220 Tablet has only been here for a few hours and even though this is a pre-production machine I can already tell you that this is an impressive table computer in more ways than one. 

Is it possible to have the performance and features of a full powered powered windows 7 notebook in a Tablet PC?   The answer is yes.  With the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet you have all of the features of a laptop plus all the features of a Tablet including, touch, pen & ink in one sturdy machine.

Now add an amazing display and battery life that can take you from day into night and from coast to cost on a cross country or trans atlantic flight (9 hours with a 6 cell battery and up to 18 hours with the 6 Cell battery combined with the ThinkPad external battery pack) and you have everything you need for work or play in with the Lenovo X220 Tablet.

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet in Tablet Mode

The 12.5 inch The IPS display is the same screen technology found in the Apple iPad, which means that the screen quality is bright, crisp, clean and as you can see in the photo above the depth of color is amazing.

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet in Office

The X220 Tablet has a full sized keyboard

Like all of the Lenovo tablets before it the X220 Tablet is well built, feel and sturdy when your holding it and includes a pen with an eraser.  Pen feel is smooth and accurate, touch works well and as stated above the IPS screen is beautiful.  I'm looking forward to watching a movie on the X220 Tablet the next time i fly across the country.

The new Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet weighs in at 3.88 lbs so it can go anywhere you do without weighing you down and is powerful enough for anything you need to do including movie & graphics editing.  The X220 Tablet is running Windows 7 professional so you can install and use all of the programs that you normally use on a regular basis.   Microsoft word, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash all run flawlessly.

3 USB 2.0 ports (1 Always On port) allow you to transfer your photos and documents to the X220 Tablet Pc with ease and if your photos are crisp and clean to begin with photos literally "POP" off the screen when your viewing them.  

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet Outside

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet Display is beautiful inside and out

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet indoors

Preliminary Conclusion.....

The Lenovo X220 Tablet is capable of fulfilling everyone's needs and making everyone happy making everyone happy.  Road warriors, Students, corporate executives, stay at home moms, It has everything you need for work or play, from coast to cost no mater who you are or what you do.

The X220 is a convertible Tablet which gives you the convenience of a laptop and the features of a tablet so if your in the market for one machine that do it all this one is definitely worth waiting for.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet is a dream come true for anyone who wants one computer that can do it all. 

Lenovo X220 Convertible Tablet PC

Coming Soon!

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet Outdoors in shade

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet shown above does not have an outdoor display,
but as you can see for yourself when it is not in direct sun the screen is viewable.   


Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet Tablet technical specifications:

Processors Intel® Core™ i7-2620M Processor (2.7GHz, 4MB L3 Cache)
Intel® Core™ i5-2520M Processor (2.5GHz, 3MB Cache)
Intel® Core™ i7-620M Processor (2.7GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)1
Intel® Core™ i3-2310M Processor (2.1GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)1
Operating system Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic1
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
Display/resolution 12.5" HD, 300 NIT WV (IPS), 2 finger touch/5 finger gesture, Infinity Glass
12.5" HD, 300 NIT WV (IPS), Corning Gorilla direct bond, pen
Video graphics

Intel® Integrated HD Graphics
Hard drive* 160GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm2
250GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm
250GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm with limited OPAL FDE Technology2
320GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm
SSD 4GB Solid State Flash Drive, Serial ATA2
Intel® 80GB Micro Solid State Drive, Serial ATA3
128GB Solid State Drive, Serial ATA
Intel® 160GB Solid State Drive, Serial ATA
Memory Up to 8GB
Optical drive*
UltraBase™ with Multiburner
UltraBase™ with Multiburner with Write Disabled2
Camera Webcam 720p HD camera
Multimedia Dual digital microphone
WiMax/Wifi Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 (Kilmer Peak) 2x2 AGN
WLAN Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 (Puma Peak) 3x3 AGN (performance)
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 (Taylor Peak) 2x2 AGN (performance)


Gobi™ 3000 Sierra Wireless EV-DO/HSPA WWAN Minicard
Ericsson HSPA + WWAN Minicard (F5521gw)
LeadCore TD-SCDMA WWAN Minicard (LC5730D)
Huawei EV-DO WWAN Minicard (EM660)
I/O (Input/Output) Ports Display Port
3 USB 2.0 port (1 Always On port)
Internal PCIe Slots 1 Full and 1 Half
3.88lbs (1.76Kg) with 4 cell battery
Dimensions 305.0mm x 228.7mm x 27-31.3mm
Battery Life

Up to 9 hours with a 6 cell battery
Up to 18 hours with the 6 Cell battery and the ThinkPad external battery pack

Included software TBD

Lenovo X220 Convertible Tablet PC will be posting a full review
of the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet in the next few weeks


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