Lenovo Answers Microsoft Surface with ThinkPad Tablet 2

Written by John Ponio    Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:02

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

We've heard about Windows 8 tablets being in development from companies other than Microsoft, but we've yet to see any product announcements: until now. Lenovo today announced their ThinkPad Tablet 2, which is their own Windows 8 tablet. Surprisingly, it's running off of Intel's Atom processors. Size-wise it's only 9.8mm thick and 1.3lb heavy with a 10.1in. screen. I know the Surface should not be compared to the iPad in terms of function, but as most people know what an iPad feels like, the iPad 3 is 9.4mm thick and 1.46lb (for the wifi+cellular model) heavy. The ThinkPad Tablet 2 comes with both 3G and 4G options through AT&T (in the US). Lenovo claims 10 hours of battery life, so it shouldn't be too far under that depending on what you do with it. There isn't all that much information about the hardware inside or the ports, but we do know that there is a full-size USB port that you can use as you would use a regular USB port. There are front and rear-facing cameras, as well. Pricing was not revealed, very sadly, but it will be available with the launch of Windows 8 on October 26.

Read the announcement here and view the product page here