At 3.5 pounds in weight, less than 1.14" thin with a 12.1 inch display, 1.5 GHz processor, and long life battery, the ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC offers users the convenience of a convertible with out the extra weight or bulk. Add the exclusive access IBM & ThinkVantage software and you get one of the best "Out of Box" user experiences we have seen to date.
The Lenovo X41 Tablet PC is a 1.5 Ghz convertible style Tablet PC, that boots in just under 2 minutes with 512 ram installed. We got 4 Hours 43 minutes of battery life with the Tablet running in always on mode, with the wireless on, no standby, no hibernate and the screen and hard drive set to always on.
The most asked question about the X41Tablet PC:
"Since its by Lenovo and not IBM, does it live up to the IBM name?"
In our opinion the answer is a definitive yes. In true "ThinkPad" fashion, the X41 is a sturdy reliable Tablet PC that provides the user with a great out of box experience. Built to go anywhere, the X41 Tablet PC is suitable for students, road warriors and home users alike.
It's not a secret that my personal preference is a slate style Tablet PC, but were I to need a full size convertible Tablet PC for everyday use, because of the battery life and weight its highly likely that this would be the convertible I would be toting around. In fact, I'm sorry that I don't own one of these to demo and show clients who are considering convertible Tablet PCs.
In True ThinkPad style,
the ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC sports an identical look as all of the
previous ThinkPad notebooks.
As this is the first machine Lenovo has put out since acquiring the "ThinkPad" name, you won't find the Lenovo name anywhere on the machine - the only branding on the Tablet PC is the IBM Logo.
Outside in the shade
Outside in Full Sun
The X41 shown above does not have an indoor outdoor display,
but as you can see for yourself when its in the shade and not in direct sun the screen is easily viewable.
- Performance features
- Digitizer pen
- Complete compatibility
- Improved visibility
- Most secure notebooks
- All-day computing
- Optional ThinkPad X4 Dock
- High performance wireless
- Cisco compatibility
- Optimized for connectivity
- High-speed Gigabit Ethernet
- Image compatibility for easier rollout
Buttons: power with sliding lock, Cltr-Alt-Del, Page up, Page down, Enter, Escape, Screen Rotation, and a Tablet shortcut menu
Ports: PCMCIA slot, SD card reader, 3 USB 2.0, Modem, Ethernet , microphone, headphone VGA-out port.
Our favorite features:
Activated from a blue button on the keyboard or an icon on the X41 desktop the Access IBM software gives users easy access to information and instructions for setting up and using the most common features on their new Tablet PC.
From the ThinkVantage screen users can create backup media, manage multiple connections, check out the security software and Access IBM software.