Feeds
70%
Lenovo ThinkPad X220T

Lenovo Thinkpad X220T 12.5in tablet PC

A fondleslab too far?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Power of One Infographic

Taking the tablet

In one major departure to previous Lenovo tablets, the screen rotates only clockwise. This is not a Thinkpad you want to pick up by the lid with one hand, although most of the time, it will do so without the base unit swivelling away. A pressure-sensitive, sensor-packed Wacom-style tablet stylus is included, that slots in the right-hand side of the machine. The touch display worked well, but may be disconcerting to those of you familiar with cruder resistive screens and more modern capacitive touch screens.

Lenovo ThinkPad X220T

The screen allows touch or stylus use

Like the new consumer fondleslabs, the screen can be enabled to be finger sensitive – it’s off by default - but obviously, the Windows UI is optimized for finer input, that calls for a pen or mouse. I found a bug where enabling the screen disabled the machine's TouchPad and TrackPoint input. It was hardly an inducement to use the machine as a convertible.

The X220T can be ordered with optional Gorilla glass; Lenovo also includes its SimpleTap overlay intended to give one touch access to features such as sleep, volume mute and toggling the radios.

In tests with PCMark Vantage, the X220T notched up 4338 PCMarks which is significantly under par with other Core i7 machines Reg Hardware has tested. No doubt the absence of a separate grsphics card makes an impact here and if the X220T had been supplied with the optional 160GB SSD, this result would have been improved still further.

Lenovo ThinkPad X220T

The iconic Trackpoint as it's officially called, adds a tactile treat to this fondleslab

As for 3D gamers, you can go whistle, the Thinkpad X-series has never been for you, given that Lenovo relies on Intel’s integrated graphics to shift the pixels. With the six-cell battery, I found the machine cruised through six hours of constant use, with WiFi turned on and the screen set to around 2/3 of its maximum brightness. Achieving over seven hours was possibly simply by judicious use of the WiFi.

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports
Composite vid socket binned as GPIO sprouts new pins
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.