Unofficial Specs of Lenovo's Windows 8-based ThinkPad Tablet 2 Leaked Online - HotHardware
Unofficial Specs of Lenovo's Windows 8-based ThinkPad Tablet 2 Leaked Online

Unofficial Specs of Lenovo's Windows 8-based ThinkPad Tablet 2 Leaked Online

In lieu of making a stink about Microsoft's plan to directly compete with its hardware partners with its Surface tablet a la Acer, Lenovo a few days ago unveiled a Windows 8-based slate of its own, the upcoming ThinkPad Tablet 2. Lenovo was only willing to share a handful of details, including the fact that it will be a 10.1-inch device with an optional digitizer pen, pay-as-you-go plans, and 4G models, but the company said virtually nothing about the hardware specs. Fortunately for curious folks like us, it's incredibly hard to keep a secret in this day and age of the Internet.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

None of this is official, but leaked specs and company slides certainly look legit. So, what will the ThinkPad Tablet 2 purportedly bring to the tablet party? Here's a rundown of some of the highlights:
  • 10.1-inch IPS display with a 1366x768 resolution
  • Intel Cloveview Dual Core Atom CPU (32nm)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 64GB of internal storage
  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0

According to one of the slides, Lenevo intends to go head-to-head with Apple's iPad tablet. The device measures 9.8mm and weighs 650g, offers 10 hours of battery life, boasts HDMI, USB, and SD ports, has a fingerprint reader, and supports NFC.

Look for the ThinkPad Tablet 2 to ship in October.

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The resolution could be a little nicer, but the fact that it has an HDMI and USB port kind of sells it in my heart.

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i own the first lenovo thinkpad and it clashed with the Google based android OS, the glitches were made worse by the slightly inadequate tegra 2 processor and 1 gb of ram.

This new model running the incredibly simple and intuitive Microsoft OS will have a much smoother run experience and the battery life should be increased as well. With the new dual Intel Atom processor their should without a doubt be a huge increase in speed and productivity.

The last complaint with the first thinkpad was the outdated Wifi model, The newer Wifi hardware in this tablet will make this an almost impossible to over look competitor for tablet market place if only for its windows compatibility and utility added from the usb and HDMI Ports.

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Well, slight correction to the posted specs... since the weight is indicated to be 1.32 pounds... it should list as 600g and not 650g. The HDMI is also Micro, the SD card slot is microSD and is in the same spot as the SIM slot with the top side port cover covering them both. The optional 3G/4G will be mostly HSPA+ but for exceptions like the US AT&T's LTE network.

There's also a NFC radio built in as well, and a fingerprint reader is listed but may be optional like the digitizer pen.

They're also selling two optional accessories, a keyboard dock with trackpoint instead of touchpad and a tablet dock that'll provide USB ports, HDMI-out and an Ethernet jack.

The only things we really don't know yet is pricing and the exact specs on the Clover Trail ATOM. Though it's likely to be similar to Oak Trail Z670, which it'll be basically replacing in the ATOM lineup, and be clocked at 1.5GHz.

Power efficiency should be good though because they're using the same type of power efficiency modifications they used on Medfield. Clover Trail just ups it to dual core and presumably a little faster base clock speed. So should get pretty close to ARM like run times barring how the system gets used.

After all, most ARM devices don't need to support a full USB port and the usual power out from said port. Also even ARM devices can have less than their advertised run times.

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I love the hdmi and usb port aswell and the fact of a finger print scanner. Resolution is not tjelat bad due to its ips screen. Intel dual core processor is a nice touch. A quad core might boost the price a little and maybe they should have an option for upgrade. 2gb of ram is very capable. Not an ipad fan (or if may say apple) but its going to be hard to beat. Ots a start though.

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