The Lenovo ThinkPad 2 tablet made an appearance at the PepCom event in New York City last week, reports WPCentral.
The tablet includes a keyboard, and together, should cost $799, according to Lenovo representatives at the press event. By comparison, Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet is pegged for a $799 price without a keyboard, while the keyboard cover itself will set users back an extra $199. Users, however, who do not want a keyboard with the ThinkPad 2 tablet may probably be able to purchase the tablet PC alone for around $100 to $200 less, according to CNET.
The Lenovo ThinkPad 2 tablet, which is targeted at enterprise users, reportedly runs on a 1.8GHz Intel Clover Trail CPU. It will also sport Windows 8 Pro Operating System and come with the full Microsoft Office 2013 Suite pre-installed on the device. This is a notable change on the tablet, since its predecessor, the original ThinkPad tablet, was based on Android operating system.
Its IPS display, which measures 10.1 inches diagonally, will have a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. This display supports the use of a stylus, which will make input easier. Users will likewise find a high-resolution 8-megapixel camera with flash on the tablet’s rear and a 2-megapixel camera on its front.
The tablet’s interface furthermore features an HDMI output port, an Ethernet port, three USB ports, a docking connector, as well as a fingerprint reader. The tablet also has an LTE radio that will allow the user to enjoy fast Internet speeds through AT&T’s network. Leaked slides also show that the Windows 8 tablet comes with 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a 64GB Solid State Disk.
It may be recalled that the tablet was first spotted during Computex 2012, and later on the Federal Communications Commission website.
The Lenovo ThinkPad 2 tablet will be officially launched on October 26. Its availability is still unknown as of the moment.