Enterprise Mobility: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Puts Business First
The newly released Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet flips the "consumerization of IT" paradigm by adding business class features including management software, full-sized peripheral connectorsincluding a full-sized USB 2.0 portand an optional digitizer pen into a 10.1-inch display tablet. Although slightly larger than the Apple iPad 2, the ThinkPad Tablet is rated for a slightly shorter battery life when using a WiFi. During my tests, I had no problem working a full day. The ThinkPad Tablet comes with a Cisco certified VPN client, Microsoft Active Directory password and ActiveSync integration and the ability to encrypt user data. The Tablet uses Android 3.1 "Honeycomb" running on an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core ARM processor. Applications were snappy and the bright, clear 1280x800 Gorilla glass display was easy to read at nearly any viewing angle. The device comes preloaded with a junior version of Documents to Go so that users can immediately view and edit Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files and view Adobe Acrobat documents.