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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 with windows 8: releasing in October

lenovo thinkpad-tablet 2Last week Lenovo had made announcements regarding its  tablet being released alongside windows 8 official release by Microsoft, in October 2012. Its named as ThinkPad Tablet 2 and it will be , as Lenovo sources say, a much better choice for the users than Microsoft’s surface itself ! The newly designed ThinkPad Tablet 2 beholds some latest features such as NFC and a fingerprint reader. This is a huge step from Lenovo to shift its preference to windows 8 rather than staying with android as it was in the previous ThinkPad.

The slate has a 10 inch 1366 x 768 display.Its Running windows 8 on an Intel Atom processor. The device boasts a battery time of 10 hours, optional 3G / 4G support , micro-HDMI output and a pair of cameras with a 8MP main and 2MP front camera. Added to all this the tablet makes room for NFC radio, a fingerprint reader and a pen which can be stowed in a slot on the tablet . Further more it will be have an optional keyboard, a dock with three USB ports , HDMI-out and an Ethernet jack. All these feature in an only 9.8 mm thick tablet seem quite impressive.

thinkpad tablet 2 with pen

With this heavy payload and an extensive experience in hardware Lenovo is confident enough to beat even Microsoft, as Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said : “Although we don’t like Microsoft providing hardware,for us, it just adds one more competitor.”  and furthermore “We are still confident that we are providing much better hardware than our competitors including Microsoft.”
Lenovo is not the only company have mixed feelings about Microsoft jumping into the hardware business. Acer also addressed its mild reservations. Though Microsoft already expected some raised eyebrows on this new venture. And to its benefit Microsoft isn’t new in manufacturing hardware with Xbox 360 running an excellent show in the market. The Kinect  integration was yet another success.Lenovo ThinkPad 2

Better or not , we do expect for the new ThinkPad Tablet 2 to rollout in the market in mid Oct.


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