We gave guest author Michael Archambault a brand new ThinkPad Tablet 2 to carry around with him for a few days to get his opinion on the tablet that is redefining business. His verdict: the ThinkPad Tablet 2 wins the gold medal.
With the introduction of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, OEMs like Lenovo have become inspired to create amazing Windows tablets that can tackle work or play; the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is one of these amazing tablets.
The new ThinkPad Tablet 2 comes preloaded out of the box with Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8. While most other tablets in the same price range only offer Windows RT and lock out the ability to use Legacy applications, you won’t have that issue with this tablet. Having the full edition of Windows 8 means you’ll be able to run all the familiar apps from past versions of Windows that you have been used to; this is thanks to the next generation Intel Inside processor.
In my testing with the Intel Inside Processor it was able to smoothly power the Windows 8 interface while providing enough power to run basic legacy applications on the familiar desktop.
I was able to test the ThinkPad Tablet 2 with the ThinkPad Tablet 2 Enterprise Dock; the dock provides multiple USB ports, Ethernet, HDMI out, and a rapid charging port for the device. I connected the ThinkPad Tablet 2 to the device and used it with an external 22" monitor; while I was...