Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released June, 2013

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

  • 10.1"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8 Pro
Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
7.1 Out of 10
Its screen resolution is 1,366 x 768 pixels and it uses an IPS display, bringing the usual excellent viewing angles and solid colour reproduction we expect from a tablet.
by TrustedReviews (Sep, 2012)
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
7.5 Out of 10
Somehow, they've been able to shave another 0.07-inches from its profile, bringing it to a razor thin 0.3.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

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Apple iPad Air 

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 

TabletRocket recommends the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

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Supported card formats SD, SDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
More storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Windows) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Around 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Significantly faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Sharper screen 155 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Slightly higher resolution 1366 x 768 vs 1024 x 768 Around 35% higher resolution
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Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 8.7 hour Around 15% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Better performance per dollar 1.92 pt/$ vs 0.34 pt/$ More than 5.5x better performance per dollar
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 9.8 mm More than 10% thinner
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Jun, 2013 Release date 5 months later

Reviews Word on the street

ThinkPad Tablet 2  vs iPad Air 

The new spec uses a dual-core A5 processor that promises to be twice as fast with nine times the graphics performance.
iPad Air

Its chunky profile and weight mean Lenovo’s executive ThinkPad Tablet isn’t for everyone, but its unique combination of class-leading connectivity, ruggedness, charging over USB, a pressure-sensitive stylus and keyboard folio accessory make it the most versatile option on the market.
ThinkPad Tablet 2

In all fairness, it’s really tough to gauge, but the end result is the same with this Retina Display – it’s crisp, bright, and quite accurate with its color reproduction.
iPad Air

It's also good for gaming - you can play turn-based games like office favourite Strategery with ease, since they don't require a particularly quick Internet connection.
iPad Air


7.3 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


ThinkPad Tablet 2  vs
iPad Air 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1024 x 768
PPI 155 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 565 g 610 g
Size 164.6 x 262.6 x 9.8 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 9.8 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 8.7 hour 10 hour


ThinkPad Tablet 2  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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