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Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet Brings Full-Size USB, Keyboard Case

Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet Brings Full-Size USB, Keyboard Case

Looks like the Eee Transformer has company.

While many tablets are slimming down (and in turn, losing valuable ports), Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet remains a bit on the bulky side in hopes of business professionals appreciating it. The Tablet is a business-oriented slate with a 10.1" panel, a Tegra 2 (1GHz) chip, and most importantly, a full-size USB port.


That's crucial because Lenovo's also introducing a $99 Keyboard Folio case, which will wrap around the device to keep it safe, but also provide a full QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad for moving around the OS. It features Android 3.1, access to Lenovo's App Store a 2MP front-facing camera, 1080p video output, Wi-Fi, 3G, 16/32/64GB of storage, a 5MP rear camera, Bluetooth 2.0 and a 2-cell battery that will get 8 or so hours in ideal conditions.


Obviously, the the form-factor here isn't as sexy as the iPad 2 or Galaxy Tab 10.1, but the flexibility may win over potential customers that were thinking about a buying netbook. The Tablet itself will ship for $499, with global availability promised by Q3 2011. 
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Lenovo is going all in with these various tablets. I am really liking the variety from them, if I so choose I could go either way on an OS. If I got a tablet I would probably want to try out the various operating systems available before I made a purchase even though I lean towards Android.

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WAY TOO MUCH MONEY!!! This is a TABLET, not a PC and it has a FREE operating system.

Virtually idential specs (less BlueTooth) to the FlyTouch 3 pad costing under $200.

see:

http://tinyurl.com/3g6r2hz

or

http://tinyurl.com/3pmczgp

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The Flytouch isn't a good comparison. Yeah it's a 10" tablet running android, but that's about as far as you can take the comparison. The lenovo has a 1280x800 resolution on that 10" vs 1024x600 for the Fly. The screen is also IPS which means much better color reproduction (the ipad is ips). The lenovo has a faster Tegra2 and twice the ram (1g vs 512mb on the fly). and while it wasn't mentioned I would guess the lenovo has a capacitive touch screen vs the resistive in the Flytouch. HUGE differences.

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Totally agreed... and I almost deleted that post above for spam. But I didn't... :)

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Until I saw the Thinkpad logo, I didn't know Lenovo and IBM were connected at all. Learn something new everyday.

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