Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 

Released October, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Last year's dual core Exynos CPUs with Mali graphics were some of the fastest on the market, and we're glad Samsung waited for the quad core Exynos 4412 to roll out the Note 10.1.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2012)
Released June, 2013

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

  • 10.1"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8
Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
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)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1366 x 768 Around 4x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 298 ppi vs 155 ppi More than 90% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Thinner 8 mm vs 9.8 mm Around 20% thinner
Better performance per dollar 1.83 pt/$ vs 0.62 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Smaller 170 x 243 x 8 mm vs 164.6 x 262.6 x 9.8 mm More than 20% smaller
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Jun, 2013 Release date 3 months later
Slightly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

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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 (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash

Features Key features of the Galaxy Note 10.1  vs ThinkPad Tablet 2 

screen resolution

Galaxy Note 10.1
2560 x 1600
ThinkPad Tablet 2
1366 x 768
The screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 measures 10.1 inches in diagonal and has a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels (149 ppi), which is nothing out of the ordinary, and far from what one would expect to see on a flagship device.
Galaxy Note 10.1 | by PhoneArena (Aug, 2012)

camera resolution

The front camera won't wow you with its quality, but at 1.9 megapixels, it won't distract you either as long as you're not planning to do more than some videoconferencing on it.
Galaxy Note 10.1 | by c|net (Aug, 2012)

CPU Cores

Galaxy Note 10.1
Quad core
ThinkPad Tablet 2
Dual core
Note that the LTE 4G version will run on the quad core Snapdragon 800 platform, which is comparable in terms of performance, if not slightly faster.
Galaxy Note 10.1 | by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2013)

CPU Frequency

The quad-core Exynos processor, combined with 2GB of RAM, also means that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 doesn't disappoint when it comes to speed and performance.
Galaxy Note 10.1 | by TechRadar (Aug, 2012)

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 10.1  vs ThinkPad Tablet 2 

In return you get a stunning 2560 x 1600 display with lovely colors and clarity, the S Pen for precise writing and drawing, Samsung's excellent Multi Window split window multitasking, good S Pen support from third party notes and drawing apps, a fast CPU, expandable storage and USB host.
Galaxy Note 10.1

As expected from PLS, viewing angles are great if not flawless, with just a hint of contrast shift but only at extreme angles.
Galaxy Note 10.1

Getting your game on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is great, not just because of the quick performance of the quad-core processor, but because the tablet is light and easy to hold.
Galaxy Note 10.1

The keyboard dock we tested has no additional ports or connections, but a non-keyboard dock is also available, offering three extra USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet jack, and full-size HDMI.
ThinkPad Tablet 2

Display: Considering that this tablet targets individuals who are big into photo-editing, it's unfortunate to find its display flaunting WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution – underwhelming to say the least.
Galaxy Note 10.1


7.7 Out of 10
7.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
ThinkPad Tablet 2 
Size 10.1" 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1366 x 768
PPI 298 ppi 155 ppi


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


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz

form factor

Weight 560 g 565 g
Size 170 x 243 x 8 mm 164.6 x 262.6 x 9.8 mm
Thickness 8 mm 9.8 mm


Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
ThinkPad Tablet 2 
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 1.9 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 8 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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