Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Microsoft Surface Tablet, the one that has to come with the magical Windows 8 OS, is definitely the hottest unreleased gadget people are talking about. However, some companies who were earlier looking to debut their own versions of Windows 8 tablets, have either scrapped the plan altogether or are looking for different options. It is no secret that manufacturers and vendors like HP aren’t happy with the tablet. However, Lenovo has packed in a whole new approach altogether. Instead of frowning at Microsoft’s tablet, they are ready to take the bull by the horns. Unlike Acer and HP stance, Lenovo’s Dilip Bhatia took on a friendlier stand during the launch of Thinkpad Tablet 2.

Yes folks you read it right! Lenovo is out with their Microsoft surface’s competitor. The Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablet will be available for public in 26-Oct. And the Lenovo is also planning to make sure that their TinkPad Tablet 2 is made available for public consumption at the same time. However, folks in the industry believe that Lenovo has selected a bad timing for their launch as people will prefer going for Microsoft’s genuine product instead of Lenovo’s.

Before drawing any final conclusions, let’s have a look at Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet 2 Specifications and see if it can really stand the wrath of “Godly” MS surface hardware:

  • Intel Atom Processor with x86 architecture
  • 10.1 inch screen size
  • 1.3 Pounds Weight
  • MicroSD Card Slot
  • Mini HDMI Port
  • 2 Megapixel Front Cam
  • 8 Megapixel primary/rear camera
  • Support and Compatibility for older Windows applications
  • 64 GB Solid State Drive
  • 2 GB Ram
  • Skype and Video Calling Compatibility
  • Detachable Keyboard
  • Spacious and Comfortable Keyboard Dock
  • 1366 x 768 Screen Resolutions
  • Built-In Stylus or Pointing Stick
  • Built-In NFC capability
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • 3G Wireless Ready

The specs are OK when compared to competitors like the iPad and Google Nexus tablets. However, we are still not aware of the price tag associated with this Lenovo’s beauty. It is evident that if Lenovo wants to really capture the Windows 8 tablet market, then it will have to price it below USD 400. Because anything above that will enable users to look for other options and the bad news is; there are many of them available readily, easily and with better consumer offerings attached.

And then let’s focus on our primary questions. How will consumers react to Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2? What kind of market will it manage to capture? Will the OS manage to impress the geeks and corporates alike? Will people prefer Android or iOS over the newly developed and still under-tested Windows 8 OS?

These are some of the questions that will get answered once the tablet is released in October. Please do let us know in the comments area that will you go for this tab if priced below $ 300?