Originally posted by Eric Grevstad, pcmag.com
With all the buzz about the touch-screen hybrid and convertible ultrabooks that we can expect to see when the touch-centric Windows 8 operating system arrives this fall, it’s easy to forget that convertible laptop/tablets have existed for almost 10 years thanks to Microsoft’s Tablet PC initiative. PCMag’s Editors’ Choice in the category, the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet, is getting an “Ivy Bridge” makeover and array of other enhancements in the form of the ThinkPad X230 Tablet, a.k.a. ThinkPad X230T, shipping in early June at a starting price of approximately $1,479.
As before, the X230T works like an ultraportable X230 (or X220) whose 12.5-inch screen swivels 180 degrees and folds back face up over the keyboard to turn the laptop into a tablet that works in either portrait or landscape orientation. A multitouch digitizer supports gestures, while a provided stylus handles fine movements and handwriting recognition.