Time to look at another competitor to the Windows 8 tablet.
This time, we’ll look at the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet.
At 10. 3 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches (260.4 x 181.7 x 14mm), it’s taller and wider than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (it measures 10.1 x 6.9 x .34 inches).
There’s a row of four physical buttons, which line the bottom of the screen when you holding the tablet in portrait mode with the front-facing camera up top.
- one to lock the screen orientation
- a browser launcher
- a backward navigation key
- a home button.
There are a bunch of ports on this device below the buttons.
There are the following slots
- an SD reader slot
- a 3G SIM card slot
- a docking connector
- a micro-USB port
- a mini-HDMI socket (1080p capable)
- and a headphone jack.
This tablet has a pen option as well – it uses N-Trig’s DuoSense digitizer to allow for both pen and touch input. The pen is sold separately for of $30.
There’s a $569 32GB model, though you can also opt for a 16GB version ($499) or a 64GB number ($699).
Lenovo’s also selling a $60 dock with USB 2.0, micro-USB, HDMI, headphone and line-out ports, along with that $30 pen.
My take is that this is interesting but too expensive and bulky to compete with either the Ipad or the Kindle Fire.
I have to wonder if I can buy one, wipe it clean and put Windows 8 on it?
Here are some more detailed photos of the Thinkpad Tablet.
If you’d like to read a detailed review of the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet, you can check it out here.
What do you think of the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet? Do you think it’s a threat to the Windows 8 tablet?