The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (Multi-Touch) adds a multitouch-capable display to the popular ThinkPad X200 Tablet (*Discontinued), a laptop with a swiveling display that converts into a tablet. The 12.1-inch display responds to multitouch gestures in addition to input from the included stylus. Whether or not the tablet is equipped with a multitouch display, it includes a 160 GB hard drive, 2 GB of RAM and a 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 processor. It weighs 4.2 pounds.
Although reviewers have good impressions about the ThinkPad X200 Tablet, most experts say choosing the multitouch screen makes it even better because that display is very responsive. Battery life is very good -- lasting seven hours in one test. Overall performance is good for a convertible tablet, but the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (Multi-Touch) won't earn any speed awards. Several reviewers say the keyboard is the best of any tablet PC. The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (Multi-Touch) is still available, but a new model has been released, the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet (Discontinued). Although more expensive, this version addresses many of the complaints reviewers had about the X200 Tablet -- it includes a faster processor and you can add an optional touchpad for navigation.
We found the best reviews of the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (Multi-Touch) at PCMag.com, ComputerShopper.com, NotebookReview.com and Laptop Magazine. All of these reviews are thorough and detailed, and all but the one at NotebookReview.com provide ratings.
1. Laptop Magazine
The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (Multi-Touch) earns an Editors' Choice award from Laptop Magazine. Reviewer Avram Piltch says the tablet "takes an already best-in-class business convertible to the next level by offering very good Windows 7 performance and seven hours of battery life." There is no touchpad or optical drive, which is noted as a drawback.
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (Multitouch), Avram Piltch, Sept. 23, 2009
PCMag.com also gives an Editors' Choice award to the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (Multi-Touch). Cisco Cheng says it offers a "wonderful tablet experience," although he wonders if the multi-touch functionality is worth the upgrade price. Pluses cited include a keyboard that's called the "best in the business."
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (Multitouch), Cisco Cheng, Sept. 30, 2009
3. Notebook Review.com
Kevin O'Brien reviews both the standard and multitouch versions of the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet. O'Brien goes into incredible detail on both tablets, and he concludes that these laptops are the best convertible tablets available. Both earn an Editor's Choice award.
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet Review, Kevin O'Brien, Oct. 5, 2009
4. Computer Shopper
The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet Multi-Touch earns yet another Editors' Choice award from ComputerShopper.com. Jamie Bsales says the multitouch display improves on the original tablet, which was already excellent. However, he admits that it is a hefty investment.
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet Multi-Touch, Jamie Bsales, Sept. 2009