Lenovoâ€™s much-touted Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2 is reportedly to go for a price of $799, reports the WP Central. The Chinese tech maker is to set off its 10.1-inch tablet on October 26, the same day Microsoft is to make Windows 8 official. Until now, the gadget was expected to come for a price between $600 and $700. The price is to cover full keyboard and Office 2012 Suite, the sources said. Microsoftâ€™s Surface Pro is also expected to arrive with a price up to $800.
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Release Date
Early last month, Lenovo revealed that it would release the ThinkPad Tablet 2 on the same day Microsoft planned to release Windows 8. The device is to come with a keyboard, Office Suite 2012 and optional dock. â€œThe price apparently includes the keyboard as well as a full Office 2013 suite. The bad news is that it’s not clear whether the optional dock – packed with a HDMI out port, three USB ports, and an Ethernet port – are included in the price,â€ writes Tech Radar.
ThinkPad Tablet 2; Tech Specs
The Lenovo tablet is to feature a 10.1-inch WXGA touchscreen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The device will be powered by an Intel dual core Clover Trail CPU, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory. The gadget is to come up with lots of amazing connectivity features that include HSPA+/LTE, optional NFC, fingerprint reading, Mini HDMI, USB 2.0 ports and microSD slot for memory expansion.
Lenovo has mounted an 8MP rear and 2MP front cameras on the tablet. You have LED flash for the better performance of the rear camera. There are stereo speakers, a dual microphone with digital noise reduction and other advanced features on the machine. Going by size, the tablet measures 262.6 x 164 x 9.8mm and it weighs at 650 grams. Windows 8 will the major attraction as the operating system.
ThinkPad Tablet 2 Vs Surface Pro
Surface Pro is Microsoftâ€™s signature tablet for Windows 8. The company is to start selling the tablet along with its Windows RT brother Surface RT soon after the release of Windows 8. Different from the ThinkPad Tablet 2, Surface Pro is to sport a larger 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD with 1080p capability. Under the hood, the device will mount an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor and 64GB/128GB internal memories. Of course, the device will be larger and weightier than the new Lenovo tablet. The device will weigh at 903 grams and will have a thickness of 13.5mm. You can enjoy microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2×2 MIMO antennae and many other features on the handset.
ThinkPad Tablet 2 Vs Apple iPad
Apple iPad is superior when it comes to the display. The deviceâ€™s high clarity Retina display offers a huge screen resolution of 2048 x 1548 pixels. The Apple tablet has a small 9.5-inch display. The device also falls short to the Lenovo product in connectivity features. It doesnâ€™t offer HSPA+/LTE compatibility, NFC, Mini HDMI, microSD and USB 2.0 and other. The camera of the new iPad also doesnâ€™t come up to the 8MP rear camera of the ThinkPad Tablet.
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2; Special Features
The most important thing with the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is its firmware. Windows 8 is up there with a completely innovative user interface, apps and programs. Of course, the Lenovo tablet can better reflect the peculiarities of the firmware. Further, the device is to come with a pen stylus, an optional physical keyboard dock similar to Microsoftâ€™s Surface Pro tablet. The company will have good offers to give a push for its tablet over Surface Pro. In fact, every Microsoft OEM partners are confused of Microsoftâ€™s official tablets and their pricings. It is then the report has come that Lenovo is to price its tablet below $800.