Lenovo is preparing to launch its new ThinkPad Tablet 2 mobile computing device once Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system becomes available. The new device uses a very powerful processor from Intel and is targeted at business users.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad series is the only line of notebooks that are certified for use on the International Space Station. These notebooks have always been admired for their sturdiness and overall quality.
The company’s new tablet is no different and comes with various business-oriented features such as the usual “squared ugliness.”
Yes, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 has no round shapes, no silver metallic strips and no cool keyboard dock that will transform it into a cool UltraBook.
The Tablet 2 reportedly comes with a keyboard dock indeed, but this dock looks rugged and comes with no track pad.
Lenovo’s dock comes with the usual track point instead, and this saves the user from those annoying accidental type/track pad touch accidents.
The screen is a nice 10.1” WXGA display, but we would have preferred to see a 4:3 format screen like Energy Systems’ i8 tablet that we described here.
Having a 4:3 screen provides the user with more work space and display area, while giving him more value for its money.
Unfortunately, it’s not the case with Lenovo’s new tablet.
The processor powering the unit is Intel’s long-awaited Atom upgrade.
We’re talking about the 32 nm Clover Trail architecture that is supposedly similar to Intel’s Medfield while bringing a much more capable iGPU licensed from Imagination Technologies and running at a higher clock.
The tablet also comes with 2GB of RAM that seem absolutely necessary for Microsoft’s Windows 8 and 64GB of storage.
The manufacturer emphasizes heavily on the fact that the tablet can run all x86 Microsoft software and even provides a marketing table that shows just how many things a Windows RT tablet will be lacking.
It all depends on how you look at it. They manage to prove that the iPad is worthless, according to the table, and we know that’s not the reality, but rather just marketing.