Last night, Lenovo celebrated the 20th anniversary of the thinkpad by unveiling the first competitor to Microsoft’s Surface Tablet: the THINKPAD TABLET 2.
This is a 10-inch slate running Windows 8 and an Intel Atom processor, 0.39 inches thick and weighing only 1.3 pounds. It will replace the current ThinkPad Tablet, which runs Android.
Other key features include
- a 1,366 x 768 IPS touch display, designed for use with fingers and stylus
- a 10-hour battery
- optional 3G / 4G
- micro-HDMI output
- a pair of 2MP front / 8MP rear cameras
- optional Near Field Communication
- a pen, which can be stowed in a slot on the tablet .
Additionally, it will be sold alongside an optional keyboard, as well as a dock with three USB ports, HDMI-out and an Ethernet jack.
The Thinkpad tablet2 seems to have reasonable specs for running Windows 8, but Lenovo failed to provide the key information that everyone is really interested in: the price. And for sure it will be much more desirable at $400 or $500 than it will at $1000.Image source: http://www.techtreme.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/lenevo-thinkpad-tablet2.jpg http://www.maxigadget.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/lenovo_thinkpad_tablet_2_leak.jpg