Once again, I missed this too. Apparently, Lenovo announced a potential ‘Surface Pro’ competitor with the “Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2”. Leveraging a full Intel “Clovertrail” chipset, giving it full Windows application compatibility.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 measures less than 0.4 inches thick and weighs just over 21 ounces grams, making it both thinner and lighter than the Microsoft Surface Pro, which measures more than half an inch thick and weighs almost 32 ounces. However, the Tablet 2’s screen is also a bit smaller: 10.1 inches, versus the 10.6-inch screen that the Surface includes. Battery life will be about 10 hours, Lenovo claims, and connectivity options will include 4G WWAN, which is not avialable on the Surface.
The Tablet 2 will use the Intel Atom “Clover Trail” X86 processor, which is due this fall. Lenovo will include Windows 8 Pro on board, which makes the Tablet 2 a rival to the Surface Pro.
ThinkPad Tablet 2 full specs: (as reported online)
- Processor: Intel Atom “Clover Trail” X86 processor
- OS: Windows 8 Pro
- Display: 10.1-inch IPS, 1366×768, optional digitizer/pen (makes the left side thicker than rest of the device)
- Ports: miniHDMI, audio, microSD slot, USB 2.0, docking connector
- Sound: stereo, dual-array microphone
- Wireless: Wi-Fi, 3G HSPA+, LTE (AT&T only), Lenovo Mobile Access (pay as you go)
- Connectivity: Optional Tablet 2 keyboard and dock
- Camera: Front 2MP, Rear 8MP
- Dimensions: 10.3 x 6.5 x .39 inches; 1.3 lbs. (9.8mm thick and under 600 grams or ~21 ounces)
Here’s the product page:
- LINK: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
BTW: This is an interesting write up that was done at ReadWriteWeb about the Lenovo and the differing philosophies between them & the folks at Acer:
- LINK: Why Lenovo Believes in Windows 8 Tablets even if Acer Doesn’t