Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2: Looks Like a Tablet, Behaves Like a PC

By Adrian Covert on at

When Windows 8 launches in October, the Surface won't be the only tablet option. Joining it will be the 10.1-inch Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, a Intel Atom-packing, enterprise-leaning device that might come packed with enough features to appeal to a larger swath of nerds.

Slightly thicker than an iPad at 0.39 inches, but also lighter at 590g, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 comes complete with an 1366x768 screen, 4G LTE, 8 megapixel front and 2 megapixel rear cams, full-size USB and HDMI ports, and the option for a digitiser and fingerprint reader.

Though they won't yet specify on clock speeds, the fact that Lenovo Tablet 2 isn't lugging around a low-power mobile chipset likely means that it will run Windows 8 in desktop mode, which would give it the potential to do real computer things. And while specs look impressive, price has yet to be revealed, which will determine if the ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be an object for the masses when it arrives in October. [Lenovo]