move over IdeaPad, ThinkPad tablet is the one we really need

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(credit: Lenovo) Lenovo ThinkPad tablet | US$479.00 | www.lenovo.com

when i first had a glimpse of the Lenovo IdeaPad, frankly, i wasn’t impressed by its toy like outlook. which is enough to stop me from going beyond its look, then Lenovo announced another tablet that takes on its most successful laptop brand – the ThinkPad. i readied myself to check it out and so here it is, freshly announced last week is the first ThinkPad branded tablet, aptly dubbed the ThinkPad tablet.
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like the IdeaPad K1, the ThinkPad tablet runs on Google’s Android 3.1 Operating System aka Honeycomb. processing power is from a Tegra 2 dual-core 1-GHz processor, backed by a generous 1-GB of RAM. it has a 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display overlaid with Gorilla Glass, dual cameras, aGPS and has a host of connectivity that includes mini HDMI out, a 3-in-1 card reader, micro USB 2.0 port, a SIM card slot, along with the usual Bluetooh and WiFi connectivity. on the aesthetic end, the ThinkPad tablet continues the heritage of business-orientated look as found on its laptops – which happens to be my cup of Earl Gray. sweet.

the Lenovo will start accepting pre-orders on the second day of next month, with shipment to be expected on the same month. price wise, expect to fork out $479 for the 16-GB WiFi-only model with option to add the digitizer pen for an additional $30. $589 will get you the 32-GB WiFi-only model that comes packaged with the digitizer pen. as for the 3G model, it’s in the pipeline but no word the prices or availability.

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via TechCrunch

Published by Mike chua

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