Lenovo’s ThinkPad 2 Windows 8 tablet coming this October


Those of you who prefer Windows 8 powered tablets over an iPad or Nexus will be pleased to know that Lenovo’s ThinkPad 2 tablet will be released in market on October 26th. The tablet that is powered by Microsoft Windows features an Intel’s Clover Trail processor that is supposedly clocked at 1.8GHz.

The specs for this Lenovo tablet are impressive as it features a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. For taking pictures and recording videos it boasts a 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front camera that can also be used for video calling using Skype or other services.

What makes Lenovo ThinkPad 2 stand out is it’s amazing battery life that gives a usage time of 10 hours, which is comparable or perhaps better than the market leader, iPad. Unlike the iPad ThinkPad 2 comes with a stylus and an external keyboard that can be attached with it quite easily (for iPad you have to purchase the keyboard accessory separately). External keyboard can be used for working on long documents and other things.

Lenovo ThinkPad 2 features a NFC Chip, ethernet port that can be used to connect wired internet connection with the tablet, USB ports to connect different kinds of devices, LTE capability for high speed internet over cellular network, and of course Wi-Fi.

Lenovo ThinkPad 2 features beautiful design, powerful specs, and a solid platform that make it a worthy iPad competitor and something to look forward to if you plan to purchase a tablet PC in the coming months. Lenovo has unofficially revealed that the new ThinkPad 2 tablet will be available for purchase on 26th October, 2012.

As far as pricing is concerned this beast will cost you $779, which is higher than the average of it’s competition. But at this price you will get a Pro version of Windows 8 and the tablet itself comes with external keyboard and stylus that for other tablets you have to purchase for $100-$150 separately. This in my opinion makes it a fair deal, given you don’t mind the accessories it comes with.