Installing Windows 8 on Lenovo X220 ThinkPad Tablet and its performance

Read this article on 'Installing Windows 8 on Lenovo X220 ThinkPad Tablet and its performance'. Earlier installation of Windows 8 was done on the 13-inch Apple MacBook Air, but it lacked the touchscreen. Therefore, touchscreen features of the Windows 8 could not be checked explicitly, Metro UI. Lenovo ThinkPad X220 was the perfect choice as it had both the touchscreen and Keyboard features.

The windows 8 developer preview is the first official build of Microsoft's future coming operating system. Now it is being installed in various PCs. Microsoft actually released it for public to download. Customers prefer to install the original windows. Windows 8 was used in Apple MacBook Air and was runned on Boot Camp. Question was what would be the features that would handle the Windows 8 efficiently including all the features. The touch-centric features of the Metro UI could not be tested in Apple MacBook Air and; therefore, could not be evaluated.

On the other hand, Lenovo X220 ThinkPad has unique features as it has rotating full-sized keyboard. It is a viable option to keep the Windows 8 in our hand. The new Lenovo X220 ThinkPad is fast-paced, ultraportable, fully equipped with business tools and software. The revolutionary Lenovo X220 ThinkPad has added fast speed for transferring of data. Its extra-long battery life is what the most desired. This comes in the list of Top gadgets today.

Introducing Windows 8 in Lenovo X220 ThinkPad

Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Now installing Windows 8 is easy and fast for any laptop compared to the earlier versions of the Windows like Windows 7. All you have to do for the installation process is:
  • Download an ISO image from the website of Microsoft and copy in a blank DVD.

  • ThinkPad X220 does not possess internal optical drive, so external drive is required, and BIO's has to be configured for booting purpose.

  • The installation process will take up to 25 minutes, after this Windows 8 will ask for username, password, and Wi-Fi security key.

  • ThinkPad X200 has digitized screen for touch and pen. Because there was no Wacom driver, the digital pen could not write on windows 8, while Metro UI gave appreciable response due to the presence of fast Core i5 processor. With the earlier versions of the touch multitasking, many of the application were hard to be operated. Now, you can remove one applet from the screen as the following tile lines up, this feature for handling multitask has made it in the list of Top gadgets.

    Is it right installing windows 8 in Lenovo ThinkPad X220, what would be the consequences?

    Windows 8

    There has been a strong feeling for using Window 8 on ThinkPad, as the wide features of the Lenovo X220 notebooks makes you easy to use it, you might expect to install the latest windows 8.
    After the installation of the Windows 8, there had been many unexpected errors like-
  • This window was not able to identify the SD card reader, Loudspeakers of Lenovo X220, Webcam, and Bluetooth.

  • User gets messed up with the system.

  • It did not connect to any of the network printers, there was no option to input TCP/IP address.

  • But other key features like keyboard, touchpad, USB port, and Wi-Fi were functioning properly. Also, other drives like thumb drives, hard drives, DVD burner, types of keyboards, all were working on the three USB ports.

    How was the Performance?

    Software like Cyber link's power DVD, Apple iTunes, Adobe Photoshop CS5, were working good even some of the games are also comfortable in the environment of this version of the windows.

    There has been over all good rating, Lenovo X220 ThinkPad is much desired for its speed and powerful 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2520M CPU with 4-GB memory. It has been in the top position in, Top gadgets review.

    It was worth an adventure, to evaluate the Windows 8 preview on the much-advanced tablet such as Lenovo ThinkPad X220, which has both a keyboard and touchscreen. Although some of the drivers for Windows 8 were missing but still this tablet, took advantage of all the Windows 8 features.

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