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Lenovo Thinkpad 2

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    Lenovo Thinkpad 2


    I had the Thinkpad 2 coming tomorrow and was wondering how those of you out there like/dislike this tablet? Also do you have any tips/tricks for me or others regarding this specific tablet or Windows 8 tablets in general?

    Thanks.

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    For me personally, I have no use for a tablet like that and for the money, I can best use it elsewhere for upgrades on PC. If I was going that route with some kind of device like a tablet. I would opt for a smart phone, the all in one device...phone, tablet, mp3 player, reader for those who use kindle devices. But that's just me.

    Only advice I could give is get it, play with it, google it and check for any forums for that make/model of tablet for tips and tricks.
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    Thanks, I posted this here in the tablet section as I kind of expected that our forum probably had a few Thinkpad 2 owners whom wouldn't mind sharing their experiences.
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    Bass, your response is like... a guy goes to a Ford forum to talk about his latest Mustang. And then you chime in that you have no desire to own a Mustang and would rather buy a Toyota. not exactly helpful or useful.

    hey Mickey, I'm interested on your thoughts of the tablet. I haven't had a chance to play with it so any input would be much appreciated. If you need any help with the touch interface let me or anyone else here help you out. We're fans of touch so we can probably help out with any questions you have.

    my basic advice is this... the whole touch interface is designed around swiping from all 4 edges of your touchscreen. do this for every app to see the features of that app. if you swipe from the right edge leftward, you'll bring up the charms bar which is contextual. meaning the charms bar will adjust to what app is showing. so if you use the search charm while the Mail app is open, it'll search your email. if you use the search while the Wikipedia app is open, it'll search Wikipedia. if you use the settings charm while the Xbox Music app is open, you'll open settings for the Xbox Music app. if you tap settings while the Mail app is open, it'll open settings for the Mail app.

    swiping rightward from the left edge of the screen will allow you to switch between apps. if you swipe right and then back to the left edge again, you'll see a complete list of apps.

    swiping from the top edge downward or the bottom edge upward will bring up the context menu. this is the same as if you right-click with a mouse.

    if you want to copy/paste with touch, it's different than other systems. it's all a bunch of quick taps. you tap on a word. then drag the dot to surround the text. then tap on copy/move/paste.

    to close the app, swipe from the top edge all the way to the bottom edge. If you don't close an app, it's okay because the app will get suspended and not take up any resources (until it's an app that requires a constant data connection like streaming music).

    to have multiple Modern apps side by side, it's like the Windows 7 method of snapping. you put your finger at the top edge of the screen and then drag the app to the side of the screen you want to snap the app.

    here's a vid to start:
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    Bass, your response is like... a guy goes to a Ford forum to talk about his latest Mustang. And then you chime in that you have no desire to own a Mustang and would rather buy a Toyota. not exactly helpful or useful.
    Just stating my personal opinion on tablets....sorry that offended you. For me they are nothing more than gimmick, a play thing with no real value, a fad. Every one has there own opinions and are entitled to them...no reason to be little any one for doing so.

    As for the advice I gave, although general and simple as it may seem it was sound advice. I expect anyone with a some cognitive reasoning would do some simple basic research on there own, as I do, as any one should.
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    it didn't offend me. it's just useless drivel that doesn't help anyone.
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    Thanks dirtyvu. And yes Bass your opinion is valid with no problem but I posted this in a tablet/touch forum so if you're against tablets why hang out here?

    I just would like to see a thread discussing this tablet like there are threads discussing the Pro and other tablets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickeylittle View Post
    Thanks dirtyvu. And yes Bass your opinion is valid with no problem but I posted this in a tablet/touch forum so if you're against tablets why hang out here?

    I just would like to see a thread discussing this tablet like there are threads discussing the Pro and other tablets.
    I just use the new post link and went from there...didn't pay attention to the actual subtopic forum...that would be my fault for sure.

    Happy tableting!
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    Thanks, I'm a tablet guy for sure as I've owned all 4 ipads, 3 Asus Android tablets, the Galaxy Note 10.1, and even the Ativ 500T, a Windows 8 tablet. But it was too big to tote around at 11.5 inches so that's why I'm getting the Lenovo.
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    Damn...you are a tablet guy....do you still have all those?
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