Since techies seem to be all about smartphones and tablets lately, the guys from Lenovo have figured out that it would be better to launch their new tablet at the same time with the new Windows 8. The tablet will be called ThinkPad and will be launched in October this year, according to a news report published yesterday by zdnet.com
It is believed that the ThinkPad will be close to a breakthrough, bringing a full W8 experience on tablets. There are even some specs details that Lenovo has made public:
- Processor: Intel Atom (unspecified)
- OS: Windows 8 Pro
- Display: 10.1-inch IPS, 1366×768, optional digitizer/pen
- 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.
The best thing about the tablet is that users will be able to turn it into a kind of mini-notebook. An optional keyboard and a dock will be available for those interested and they will “turn the Tablet 2 into a full desktop system”, says James Kendrick, writer for zdnet.com.
It is not yet known if these tablets can be used as POS systems, but since Apple and other tech magnates are allowing it, there are almost no reasons why Lenovo shouldn’t do it.