While the lightweight plastic design makes the tablet easy to transport, it severely lacks in durability. The Lynx gave easily, bending and flexing when moderate pressure was applied. The lack in durability is not a surprise given the given the plastic frame. The device should still hold up under normal travel conditions, just don’t expect it to survive a fall or serious impact.
It should also be noted that the IdeaPad Lynx is a fingerprint magnet — both the IPS display and plastic frame easily attract them. The once clean aesthetic of the tablet quickly loses its pristine allure due to this flaw. Additionally, the issue is augmented by the lack of alternative controls. The tablet lacks a stylus and the keyboard dock is optional.
The display is certainly a high point this computer. The 11.6-inch IPS touch-enabled display offers a standard 1366 x 768 resolution. While the resolution is nothing special, the display still manages to offers a vibrant image with strong color contrast. When the screen is devoid of fingerprint marks, it does manage provide crystal clear text and sharp visuals.
Adding to the tablet’s viewing prowess is its generous viewing angels, thanks to its IPS display. The IdeaPad Lynx provides flexible viewing angles along both axes, with the device only showing noticeable image deterioration past 150 degrees. The wide viewing angles and sharp contrast allow users to view materials comfortably regardless of how they hold the device.
The display reads gestures fairly well also. Responsive and sensitive, it was able to read swipes and multi-finger gestures quickly with little to no lag. While selecting passages and clicking on links, the touchscreen also proved to be accurate, making browsing the Web a comfortable experience, thought the lack of a stylus is missed.
The only downside with the display is its sensitivity to light. Moderate lighting causes it to distort and often results in the display reflecting images in the background. The issue is more noticeable with a darker backdrop (such as a black screen during a scene change in a movie) as entire images can be easily seen on the display. Under normal lighting conditions the screen fares well enough, but in directly light or sunlight, users will notice the viewing quality diminish.