Lenovo Making a Thinkpad Android Tegra 2 Tablet

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • huron
    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.
  • memadmax
    Yay, another tablet....
  • bfstev
    no webcam?
  • segio526
    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.
  • mrecio
    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.
  • findmike
    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.
  • joytech22
    Oh look at that! It's cheaper than the Xoom!

    See Motorola? It doesn't take a genius to realize your product is overpriced.
  • cburke82
    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?!?!?!
  • jednx01
    I'm actually kind of happy that tablets are getting more available. That means that prices will probably get a lot cheaper. :)
  • dimar
    It seems all the tablets are 99% almost the same cr@p. How about making something original?