Lenovo ThinkPad 2 Is Now Official: Fingerprint Reader, NFC And Windows 8
The Lenovo ThinkPad 2 tablet device is now official and the company says it will ship in October this year right alongside Windows 8.
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 With Windows 8 Announced For October Release
Lenovo has finally made the ThinkPad Tablet 2 official. This Intel Atom-based tablet was first noticed at Computex this year in early July. There the device was on display but was carefully hidden so as to not give the specs away. Later we saw the device appear on FCC listings, so we new it could not be long. And then came the leaked specs which we posted about quite recently. Now that the device is official, here’s the full scoop on the performance parts and features.
This is a 10inch slate device running on Windows 8. It has a 1366×768 IPS display, 10-hour battery rating, a primary 8MP and a secondary 2MP camera and an option to choose between 3G and 4G compatibility. Since 4G is backwards compatible with 3G, those who want to play it safe should buy 4G. There’s even a micro-HDMI output on the tablet. It works mainly on the HSPA+ network but will be available on AT&T LTE network once it launches.
The tablet is 9.3mm thick, has an NFC chip and comes with a fingerprint reader to enhance security. It also comes with a stylus/digital pen that finds a storage spot on the tablet itself. For those of you who want more — there’s a separately sold keyboard available a la Asus Transformer Primer and also a dock with three USB ports, full sized HDMI out and also an Ethernet Jack. Looks like Lenovo is completely set on letting you use the laptop to separate yourself from desktops and laptops completely.
So now that we know what has under the hood, what it looks and when it is coming; we just need to know one more thing — what will the price be like? Lenovo has conveniently left that out and it seems like they will only announce it during the launch of the device.