Originally planned for release in October along with other leading manufacturer’s release of Windows 8 tablets, Lenovo is finally ready to launch the second coming of their ThinkPad line of tablets. Dubbed the ThinkPad Tablet 2, Lenovo has done an amazing job with this tablet that makes the delay worth the wait. As it’s a full Windows 8 device, the tablet runs the full gamut of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. However, the Microsoft Office software suite must be purchased separately.
Weighing in at 1.3 lbs, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is similar in size to the Microsoft Surface tablet with a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 HD resolution touch screen. Priced at $649 for the 64GB WiFi model. The slate is powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Clover Trail dual core processor with 2gb of RAM to go along with the aforementioned 64GB of storage memory. Additional items include 2MP/8MP front and rear facing cameras, a full sized USB port, and micro HDMI port. Connectivity options include 3G or 4G LTE and WiFi Direct. Lenovo advertises a hefty 10 hours of battery life between charges.
Lenovo also provides an optional accessories pack that includes an active digitizer screen that allows simultaneous pen and finger input, full digital pen, and kickstand for an additional $30. Lenovo also makes an optional Bluetooth keyboard for the tablet.