Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2

Twenty years after the first ThinkPad laptop was released by IBM, Lenovo, which acquired the brand ThinkPad in 2005, is now celebrating ThinkPad’s 20 years in the market through the introduction of its ThinkPad Tablet 2.

Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager of the ThinkPad business unit, says in an interview with ABC News’ Joanna Stern that the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is what most people would want for as a tablet. The tablet has 10.1-inch screen and a thickness of only 9.8 mm. Despite this, it still has enough space for a full USB port on the edge. The tablet features a brand new Intel Atom processor and runs on Windows 8 Pro.

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is due for release at the end of October, almost at the same time when Microsoft will be releasing its much-awaited Microsoft Surface Tablet. Now, people are wondering if there will be a clash of some sort between these two powerful, Windows 8 driven tools. Bhatia just shrugged this off as he says that the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is mostly focused for the business individuals, while the Microsoft Surface Tablet is geared for the consumer people. He was also quoted as saying that, “Microsoft is a strategic partner for us.”

Rest assured, these two powerful tablets are expected to work differently according to their target customer’s needs. With their powerful specifications and amazing features, one can just imagine how successful both the ThinkPad Tablet 2 and the Microsoft Surface Tablet will be this coming October.