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Lenovo Making a Thinkpad Android Tegra 2 Tablet

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 14 comments

Will this be more attractive to businesses than the PlayBook?

Lenovo is moving its Thinkpad brand to the slate category, according to information obtained by This is My Next.

The Thinkpad tablet will be running Android 3.0, AKA Honeycomb, and will be powered by the dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset. Like the Motorola Xoom, this set up is becoming the standard for the modern Android-powered tablets.

It will have a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS LCD which will also have stylus input for sketching and note-taking. It will be a bit on the hefty side at 1.6-lbs and 0.55-inches thick.

The Lenovo slate will also have the ability to dock into a laptop-like shell for a full keyboard experience. From the slides, however, it doesn't look like the dock attachment will have the trademark red pointing stick that all the other Thinkpads have.

With a launch date and price already put in a slide, it shouldn’t be too long before we hear official word about this.

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    huron , April 26, 2011 4:44 PM
    Not so amazing that seemingly every computer manufacturer is releasing a tablet.

    I keep asking myself...how much are they making on a tablet - I know that computers themselves are considered relatively low margin.
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    memadmax , April 26, 2011 5:12 PM
    Yay, another tablet....
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    bfstev , April 26, 2011 5:26 PM
    no webcam?
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    segio526 , April 26, 2011 5:27 PM
    Is it capacitive? I'm assuming no one is releasing a tablet these days that isn't, but the exclusion of the word "capacitive" when they mention "stylus" makes me worried.
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    mrecio , April 26, 2011 5:44 PM
    Hey Sergio the screen shot of the product specs clearly states Capacitive Multitouch.

    Tablets like these do appeal to me but they still seem underpowered and the 10.1 inch keyboard is a bit small for me.
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    findmike , April 26, 2011 6:53 PM
    Yeah it's capacitive with the OPTION of adding the digitizer for a pen-enabled experience. I have an HP TM2T that has the same setup, just more layers in the glass which they will happily charge you for. On the plus side, touch is good for general stuff while the Wacom pen is great for detailed work.
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    joytech22 , April 26, 2011 8:55 PM
    Oh look at that! It's cheaper than the Xoom!

    See Motorola? It doesn't take a genius to realize your product is overpriced.
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    cburke82 , April 26, 2011 10:01 PM
    Could someone please explain to me why we need tablets? Is the gap between a good android/IOS smartphone and a laptop really that big? Maybe it would help if someone could explain what a tablet can do for me that my phone cant? I know the screens bigger but it seems that other than that I can get a more powerfull netbook for the same price and I still have my smart phone. Do we really all need to have all 3? As far as I can see these are by no means replacements for laptops or phones. They dont have the storage or power of a laptop and I guess some tablets can make calls but at that point they still dont replace the phone because they are to big to carry all the time. So yeah WHY?!?!?!
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    jednx01 , April 27, 2011 3:23 AM
    I'm actually kind of happy that tablets are getting more available. That means that prices will probably get a lot cheaper. :) 
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    dimar , April 27, 2011 5:44 AM
    It seems all the tablets are 99% almost the same cr@p. How about making something original?
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    belardo , April 27, 2011 6:47 AM
    cburke82Could someone please explain to me why we need tablets? Is the gap between a good android/IOS smartphone and a laptop really that big? Maybe it would help if someone could explain what a tablet can do for me that my phone cant?So yeah WHY?!?!?!


    You can't hold a Smartphone or netbook like a book. Screen is to tiny to share with an phone... and as it is, 4" screens are a BIT TOO big for a phone. trying sharing photos with family with a phone... like with 4-5 people. Netbooks don't rotate their screens. ie: flip a tablet to another person's angle and the interface flips right-side up.

    I own a desktop (typing on now) a Thinkpad (for out in the field work as well as some home stuff) and an ipad(1) for work, presentations as well as around the house. Yeah, sometimes *I* don't want to sit at my desk with a 24" screen. I can lay on the couch or in bed and read, go to websites with an iPad / tablet.

    Netbooks / notebooks have full blown OSed, you spend 1-2 minutes booting up. Watching TV, see something of interests and want to look it up? Okay, go to the room with the computer, boot it up, etc etc... a tablet powers up in a second (the way my Android phone DOES not) and it'll lock onto my network in 2-3 seconds and I can do searches.

    Not everyone needs a tablet... heck, nobody really needs one. They are handy devices, like a cell phone, or any other device.

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    cburke82 , April 27, 2011 5:28 PM
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    You can't hold a Smartphone or netbook like a book. Screen is to tiny to share with an phone... and as it is, 4" screens are a BIT TOO big for a phone. trying sharing photos with family with a phone... like with 4-5 people. Netbooks don't rotate their screens. ie: flip a tablet to another person's angle and the interface flips right-side up.

    I own a desktop (typing on now) a Thinkpad (for out in the field work as well as some home stuff) and an ipad(1) for work, presentations as well as around the house. Yeah, sometimes *I* don't want to sit at my desk with a 24" screen. I can lay on the couch or in bed and read, go to websites with an iPad / tablet.

    Netbooks / notebooks have full blown OSed, you spend 1-2 minutes booting up. Watching TV, see something of interests and want to look it up? Okay, go to the room with the computer, boot it up, etc etc... a tablet powers up in a second (the way my Android phone DOES not) and it'll lock onto my network in 2-3 seconds and I can do searches.

    Not everyone needs a tablet... heck, nobody really needs one. They are handy devices, like a cell phone, or any other device.

    After reading what you just wrote I am more convinced that these things are a $600 something that people like to buy to feel like they have the coolest toys lol. I can hook my PC/Laptop up to my TV and share photos much better than any laptop screen or tablet, My phone does not need to be turned off so start up is a non issue. Even if start up was an issue its not a $600 issue, so as far as searches go my phone is the same or better being that it does not require wifi or a separate cell connection to pay for. As far as holding a smartphone like a book well I can read the screen just fine and just pass the phone to share it, Im trying to think how I would need to be looking at something at the same time as someone else im sure there is one I just cant think of it. I guess if they were to make one for around $250 it would be worth it to me maybe. I like toys and new tech lol so I wish I could come up with a decent reason to buy a tablet but it just seems like a big waste of money that apple slapped an I on and made popular. It seems that alot of apple fans buy whatever apple sells. Im not saying everybody who owns one is a apple fanboy just that this seems to be something cool to own and not something that gives any real added functionality. IMO they should name it I-waste lol.
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    liveonc , April 27, 2011 7:13 PM
    huronNot so amazing that seemingly every computer manufacturer is releasing a tablet.I keep asking myself...how much are they making on a tablet - I know that computers themselves are considered relatively low margin.


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    ineffableinnovations , April 28, 2011 9:07 PM
    There are TONS of tablets being released, android is taking the world by storm, however I do like the ability to go from mobile to desktop or docking and computing, for more usability.

    Anyone know of any good Lenovo specials? Anyone Can Call Lenovo and See What Specials They are Running . .

    I found Their Toll Free Number 1-877-889-5429