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Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (429637U) 12.5" LED Tablet PC - Core i7 i7-2620M 2.7GHz 4G DDR3 320G HDD Docking Station (Windows 7 Professional)
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 429637U 12.5" LED Tablet PC - Core i7 i7-2620M 2.7GHz - Black 429637U Tablet PCs.
Processor Manufacturer: Intel,
Processor Type: Core i7,
Processor Model: i7-2620M,
Processor Speed: 2.70 GHz,
Processor Core: Dual-core,
vPro Technology: Yes,
Cache: 4 MB,
Standard Memory: 4 GB,
Maximum Memory: 8 GB,
Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM,
Memory Standard: DDR3-1333/PC3-10600,
Memory Card Reader: Yes,
Hard Drive Capacity: 320 G,
Docking station: ThinkPad Ultrabase + DVD Burner,
Optical Drive Type: DVD-Writer,
Optical Media Support: DVD±R/±RW,
Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768,
Finger Print Reader: Yes,
Full Powered second generation Intel® CoreTM i7 processor
Pen, finger or keyboard based versatile computing
Outdoor viewable panel with scratch resistant Gorilla glass
Enhanced communication and multimedia experience
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37 of 42 found the following review helpful:
Works GreatJun 07, 2011
By Scott Martin
My 2 year old Apple Macbook Pro finally died and instead of going with another Crapple I picked this Lenovo tablet. Since I actually ordered the laptop I feel I'm more qualified to write a review than someone who doesn't even have the product. After all it is called a product review and not a listing review right? The first thing you should know, it does come with a docking station, kind of. I wouldn't call it a real docking because it's kind of like an extension of the tablet itself. The optical drive and most of the USB ports are on the docking station so you can take the tablet out of it to save on weight and thickness if you want. The touchscreen is one of the clearest brightest displays I've seen in a long time. It does come with the stylus but unlike the old Gateway tablets you can also use your finger as a true touch screen. the trackpad takes some getting used to. It has multi-touch like Apple products but I only found by accident when you want to right click the entire trackpad is a button also like on Apple products so if you are a PC user this takes some getting used to. The tablet does come with bluetooth as well as a fingerprint reader on the display and 4gb of memory. It came loaded with Windows 7 Professional 64bit including service pack 1. Another cool thing is the browser back and forward buttons above the regular arrow keys for when you're surfing the web. As an Amazon Prime member, delivery of course was very fast, I needed the tablet for work so I paid the $3.99 to have it overnighted when it shipped from Arizona.
16 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Digitizer accuracy is not acceptable, otherwise a fairly good machine for non-stylus usersDec 01, 2011
By Craig White
Recently purchased a fully loaded X220T from the Lenovo website. I was super excited to receive it as I had been using a HP2710p and an X200T for the past couple of years. Both of these machines were perfectly good, but I have been ready for a new tablet for some time to get a faster processor and overall a faster machine. I was also enamoured with the touch screen, as my 2710p and X200T don't have finger touch, only stylus.
So, the X220T arrived early, which was good. The machine itself feels sturdy, and is a nice looking, if a little corporate, machine. It seemed like it was as well built as past X200T or X201Ts, which I'd rate as excellent. The screen was bright and colors fairly accurate (I got the multi-touch, not the outdoor screen). Battery life seemed good with the 6 cell battery, run time predictions in windows were about 5-6hrs, although I never got to run it down.
The machine started up in about 1:20, which is about 20 seconds slower than my current X200T (Core 2 1.86GHz, 6Gb ram, 128Gb Crucial m400 SSD). the X220T did not have SSD, but a 320Gb 7200rpm drive.
So, where to start... I prefer the old form factor. The 16:10 on my 200T and 2710p is much more preferable to me than the 16:9 of the 220T. It simply seems too narrow, especially when you consider the next issue, that the edges of the screen on the 220T are very inaccurate for stylus input.
Before we get into the stylus issue, there are a couple of other criticisms. The battery. It has a bump, not just out of the back of the machine, but underneath it too. The bump is not across the entire width of the unit, so it's a little annoying. Lenovo apparently also want to get revenue from existing X200T or X201T customers by making the machine incompatible with existing X200T docking station and batteries. Unlike HP, whose elitebook tablet series is fully backward compatible, Lenovo makes you buy all new stuff for the 220T.
Now, about the stylus accuracy issue. Both my old 200T and 2710p have minor issues on the edges of the screen, but are still perfectly usable with the stylus. I live by MS OneNote for my school notes and work notes. The 220T unfortunately, has some completely unusable regions around the border of the screen where the cursor is off by almost 5-10mm. In a couple of places, the cursor jumps from being about 5mm off in one direction, to about 6-10mm off in the other direction. It's almost impossible to press the windows start "button" in certain screen orientations (portrait or landscape, depending on the calibration). This i also an issue for selecting applications in the taskbar, or other screen perimeter areas
To those who would be naysayers and tell me to calibrate or use the right drivers. This issue was present as received from the factory. I also tried installing generic Wacom drivers to test (no better), then I re-installed a fresh (non-lenovo) install of Windows 7 (no better), and finally a number of other Wacom variants (bamboo etc.) none were any better which makes me think there may be a hardware issue. I also tried calibrating several times in several different ways. It was curious to note that only the 4 point calibration was available under the factory Lenovo install, but the 16 point calibration was available under the standard Win 7 Professional install.
So, perhaps I got a bad one? It seems that I'm not the only one. If you read the forums this appears to be a very common problem. I think there is a design issue (either hardware or software), and will wait until the forums indicate it has been fixed before I attempt to use another Lenovo X220T
Comparing the Lenovo X220T to the other options, it still presents a relatively good value for money (especially if you can get it when Lenovo has a sale like I did). If you are intending to use the tablet functionality infrequently, or are more inclined to use touch input than stylus, this may not be a dealbreaker for you. For me, as a frequent stylus user, this made the machine unusable for me.
I was disappointed with Lenovo's apparent backward step on the peripherals. This adds to the cost for those of us who are upgrading. It's a moot point for those new to the technology.
24 of 30 found the following review helpful:
The Laptop Picture is not what you getJun 13, 2011
By Ed Stark
Having been an owner of a previous Lenovo Tablet PC I ordered this tablet with high expections. As far as performance goes, the tablet does well. What was frustrating was that the tablet pictured is not the same as what you get.
First of the battery shown is flush with the body of the computer. The one shipped, while having a much longer life, sticks way out the back and is significantly thicker than the body of the computer placing it on a slant when you are trying to write on it. My previous Lenovo tablet had a battery that stuck out further, which was ok, but this one has a battery pack so thick that it's hard to hold comfortably.
Second, and in my opinion less of a problem technically, but more of a problem ethically, is that the screen size was photoshopped so that the bezel (area between the edge of the display and the edge of the computer) appears far smaller than it is. In the pictures it shows a rather narrow bezel that is about a half or less than the actual bezel. Once I opened it, I was supprised at how different it was. These same photoshopped images appear on the Lenovo site so I assume that they choose to mislead customers. Again, while this doesn't really affect the performance, it seems to challenge good business ethics.
All in all I am OK with the tablet, but wish I had a better idea of what I was getting ahead of time.
15 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Beautiful hardware, but there are some problems.Jun 15, 2011
Amazon's description leaves a lot to be desired. But, do a search on the listed model number "429637U" and you'll get more information. You can also search for "tabook.pdf" and you'll get Lenovo's description of their current laptops. It can also be found at "[...]
As for the ThinkPad ... beautiful hardware but there seems to be some problems that need to be ironed out in the software.
I'm upgrading from a ThinkPad T41 so I've always liked their keyboards, and this keyboard is great as well.
- no optical drive in laptop, but is in the Ultrabase 3 (I like this because it's seldom used)
- great keyboard
- ability to add an mSATA SSD while keeping the stock hard drive
- can have 2 external monitors at once (displayport and a VGA) ... connected to ultrabase
- quiet with an SSD (I'm not experiencing some of the fan noise problems others are experiencing)
- no eSATA (can get an Expresscard, but I haven't found one that works)
- no USB 3.0
- no ThinkLight on the tablet
- brightness function keys fail after sleep/hibernate
- cpu throttling problem
- mouse/trackpoint doesn't function after resume
- my particular unit's performance doesn't seem to be as fast as some other's benchmarked
Some of the Cons seem to be software/firmware related, so I'm hoping they'll be ironed out.
14 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Very poor digitizer accuracy and other build quality issues.Oct 04, 2011
By Mr. A. Bekhit
First of all, I ought to point out that I did not purchase my X220t from Amazon, but directly from Lenovo.
A quick summary: it's a great laptop, but suffers from serious digitizer and build quality issues, and is best avoided until Lenovo acknowledge and fix the problems.
There are many reviews online that describe the X220t as the best in its class, and for the most part, I agree. It's a fantastic laptop with great performance and battery life and low weight. However, there is one glaring fault with it: the digitizer accuracy is abysmal.
The performance is so bad that it's clearly identifiable within minutes of using the stylus, as it makes navigating around the operating system extremely difficult since many of the important menus and toolbars are situated in the worst affected areas. A quick online search uncovers several very long forum threads complaining about this issue on the Lenovo forums ([...]), on the Tablet PC Review forums ([...]) and on the Notebook Review Forums [...]). I myself have posted a Youtube video ([...]) on the Lenovo forums, where I have been active, comparing the performance of the X220t digitizer with that of two other tablet PCs I own in order to highlight the stark difference in quality. I also managed to contact a few users on the other forums who were simply announcing that they've recently received their shiny new X220t's and got them to watch my video. All reported that they had exactly the same issues. This indicates to me that the digitizer issue is a defect that runs in most, if not all, X220t's out there. According to the Lenovo forums, the company is currently looking into the matter and has apparently made progress in mitigating this problem.
My tablet also suffered from severe backlight bleed, a protruding bezel and IPS ghosting issues, all of which have been complained about on forums. Admittedly, those defects were ones I was prepared to live with had the digitizer issue not made the tablet so difficult to use.
Fortunately for me, I was able to return the tablet and get a full refund, unlike many other hapless owners. My advice to prospective buyers is to hold on to their money and either wait for Lenovo to fix the issue or to purchase the Fujitsu-Siemens T901 or the HP 2760p.
If any existing X220t owners don't have any issues with their stylus, I would be very interested to hear from them.
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