Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Overview
Like most Windows 8 tablets the IdeaTab Lynx measures 11.8-inches in length with an 11.6-inch screen. This is a very odd size for most tables in the fact you actually want to use it as a tablet. If you are to hold it it one hand it is pretty awkward to try and type with your other hand. Now if you are going to be using the included keyboard dock or a stand things get much easier. With the 11.6-inch IPS widescreen 5-point touch panel you have a native resolution of 1366 x 768. Which is great for the Windows 8 Metro interface. There is enough room on both sides of the display to comfortably rest your fingers.
Flipping the tablet over to the back we can see a rigid pattern that will provide some grip when using the tablet in your hands. While the tablet does feel pretty solid the back casing is made of plastic. Dead center on the back of the tablet is a Lenovo logo. Powering the IdeaTab Lynx is a Intel Atom Z2760 (1.8 GHz) processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 64GB solid state drive, which should run Windows 8 pretty well.
There are quite a few different buttons on the IdeaTab Lynx. On the top left there is a small power button that also has an indication LED to show charging status. On the left side there is an orientation lock button and volume up / down buttons. On the opposite (right) side of the unit towards the top there is a headphone / microphone connection and micro-HDMI port. Lenovo does not include a micro-HDMI adapter or cable.
The unit itself is only 0.3-inches thick so it is really quite portable and easy to carry with you. On the bottom of the unit in the center is a micro-USB connector. This can be used with pretty much any USB device with the included adapter. Although, I am not a huge fan of the location, but it makes sense because it is also the same port that is used to connect the optional keyboard dock. There is a dedicated home button right above this connection on the front of the unit. If you want to add more storage than the included 64 GB solid state drive there is a hidden compartment on the top with a microSD card slot inside.
If you want to take photos, have a Skype call or even live stream yourself you can by using the front mounted 2.0 megapixel webcam. This webcam is capable of recording both 720p and 1080p video. There is a small microphone located on the top of the unit, which seems a bit weird, but I guess Lenovo did not want it beside the actual webcam.
Jan 30, 2015 0