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The ThinkPad x200 Tablet from Lenovo is the company’s first foray into the world of double digitizers. The x200 has both a Wacom active digitizer that works with a special pen for inking on the screen, and a two-finger touch digitizer for direct manipulation of the […]

The ThinkPad x200 Tablet from Lenovo is the company’s first foray into the world of double digitizers. The x200 has both a Wacom active digitizer that works with a special pen for inking on the screen, and a two-finger touch digitizer for direct manipulation of the interface. Windows 7 has special features for touch input and Lenovo has pre-installed Windows 7 Pro on the x200 I am evaluating.

In the video you’ll see a brief tour around the convertible notebook, along with a demonstration of using the x200 in slate mode with touch. I show eReader for e-books, Zinio for reading magazines and the uBoard keyboard for quick text entry via touch.

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  1. Hi James,

    once again, great video! =) But I have got one question: Can you tell me the exact model number of your device? Because otherwise it is hard to seperate the “old” X200t from the newer model.

    Hope this will be released in Germany soon!

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    1. Exact model number: 745068U

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  2. I should have shown in the video that the multitouch means you can pinch/zoom in the browser and lots of other windows. Not something I do often but I meant to show it off and forgot.

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    1. That’s a shame because I was wondering about this and Warner Crocker said it can’t be done in his video at GottaBeMobile.

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    2. I pointed out to Warner that he was mistaken and he shot a little video today showing it.

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  3. Just a heads up

    the batteries are different now with the regular and tablet versions of the X200 (don’t know if they were before or not)

    The X200 comes with either a 4 cell or 8 cell (no 9 cell)

    According to the Lenovo specs the 8 cell sticks out 2 inches more and adds about .5 lbs

    the batteries are different now with the regular adn tablet versions

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    1. That’s good to know, the Lenovo site is not clear at all.

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  4. Outstanding! I love how the tip appears depending on whether you touch or ink.

    I was concerned that if you brought your finger up to the screen with the pen still in your hand, touch would be disabled, but that didn’t happen. Going from one to the other looks as smooth and intuitive as it should be.

    You had complained about the screen rotation, with an error message coming up. Is that if you program it to jump into secondary portrait mode? I looked like you can rotate around to that without an error.

    I also didn’t hear fan noise, and you had a bunch of windows open simultaneously. My Core Duo sometimes wants me to throw it in the river to cool it off.

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    1. You can rotate through all 4 orientations but it will only stay in the one portrait. If I had waited it would have flipped back over and given the dialog box I showed earlier.

      I have not heard the fan kick on.

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  5. I was interested in what you said about the batteries. I just ordered an x200t but had only two options: 4 cell and 8 cell, which where the choices the Lenovo rep offered me (I ordered both). There was no mention of 6 cell and 9 cell batteries and I cannot find them on their site. Did they ship you these or how did you get this information? Thanks.

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    1. As the earlier commenter correctly pointed out, the non-tablet x200 uses different batteries than the tablet. 4 & 8 cells are the two choices.

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  6. I just noticed that on the Lenovo web site the three battery options (4, 6, and 9 cell) are offered on the non-tablet x200. I winder if these also work on the tablet version but the 6 and 9 cells are not offered on the x200t on the web site..

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  7. Sorry, but obviously someone is others are thinking about this issue at the same time and by the time I posted comments, someone else had posted first…

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  8. My biggest concern with the multitouch X200T is the modified screen. I am hearing a lot of the complaints about heavy grain, poor vertical viewing angles and poor sharpness on the LCD, compared to the non-touch version.

    Any ideas on these thoughts?

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    1. The screen is not the most vivid out there, but it doesn’t bother me. If you’re one of those who need a bright, vivid screen you likely won’t like this.

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