Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lenovo announces ThinkPad 2 - its first Windows 8 tablet

Lenovo has announced the upcoming availability of its first tablet to run the new Microsoft operating system. The product, pitched as a “multi-use” tablet, has a 10.1 inch display, is 9.8 mm (0.39 in) thick and features an optional digitizer and pen. There's no word on price yet, but the release date is set to correspond with the October launch of Windows 8.

The ThinkPad 2 runs on an Intel Atom processor and comes with the Pro version of Windows 8. For the uninitiated, that means you get access to both the new, app-friendly Start screen and the traditional desktop environment. The tablet comes fitted with full-size USB and HDMI ports.