Gear: Lenovo ThinkPad X220T, Convertible Tablets.
When Lenovo listed their X220 Tablet data sheet and I could not find discrete graphics... I was nervous and thought that Lenovo had failed at improving graphics which I thought was the biggest downfall of the Lenovo X201 Tablet. I am happy to say that the X220T is actually good on graphics beyond my expectations.
- Batman: Arkham Asylum - The game runs a slow on high settings, runs best in low settings
- Empire: Total War - Runs well
- Half Life 2 - Runs very well even with all settings on high
- Mafia II - Don't expect this game to run smoothly
- Men of War Assault Squad - Amazing game and runs smoothly
- Rome: Total War - Runs well on medium settings
- Total War: Shogun 2 - Lags and slow downs even at the lowest settings
I think that the new Sandy bridge line is way more impressive when compared to the previous generation Core i processors. I thought that the lack of discrete graphics would prevent 3d graphics, but it does not. You will not be able to run the more "hard core" games, but you can play most games.
If you do get the X220 make sure to enable Intel's Turbo Boost and Lenovo Turbo Boost+ so you can run games as smoothly as possible. You can access these features via Lenovo's Power Manager.
The system has improved from the previous generation by a lot. With the X201T I could not run many 3D programs. I used a ViDock 4 with an ATI Radeon HD 5770 to do some gaming. Lenovo said that the X220 Tablet had 2X graphics performance, and they were not lying.