Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx

The Good The IdeaTab Lynx is well-balanced when plugged into its keyboard base, and offers good battery life, and a bigger-screen alternative to Lenovo's other Atom tablet.

The Bad The keyboard has too much flex, and the docking hinge sticks. For only a little more, better products are available.

The Bottom Line The IdeaTab Lynx is a perfectly functional Windows 8 hybrid but lacks the lower price of some competitors, or better design and features of others.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Battery 7.0
  • Support 7.0
6.9 Overall

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Review

An Atom hybrid that blends into the background

Comparing the roughly half-dozen Intel Atom Windows 8 tablets that we've seen to date is relatively easy. Nearly all of them, from the HP Envy X2 to the Dell Latitude 10, are built around essentially identical hardware platforms, starting with an Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD, along with either a 10- or 11-inch 1,366x768-pixel screen.

The real differentiators are price, available accessories, and the design and construction of the tablet (plastic versus metal, for example). For Lenovo, in particular, this is a tale of two tablets, the 10-inch ThinkPad Tablet 2 and the 11-inch IdeaTab Lynx, also known as the IdeaTab K3011.

On paper, at least, these two products are remarkably similar. Both stick to the guidelines outlined above, and have a 1.8GHz Intel 2760 processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of solid-state storage, and both cost about the same, with the ThinkPad Tablet 2 starting at $679 and the Lynx at $649.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $649
  • Brand Lenovo
  • Diagonal Size 11.6 in
  • Installed Size 64 GB
  • Type Microsoft Windows 8
  • Weight 22.57 oz
  • Color Category gray
  • Installed Size 2 GB
  • Monitor Features 10-point multi-touch, VibrantView, glossy
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