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View Full Version : Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet: Business Competitor for the ASUS Transformer

Michael Knutson
07-21-2011, 07:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/hands-on-with-lenovos-new-thinkpad-tablet-and-ideapad-tablet-k1' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/hands-on-...eapad-tablet-k1</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Lenovo is getting into the tablet game in a big way, announcing three slates: the Android-based IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Tablet as well as the Windows 7-powered&nbsp; IdeaPad Tablet P1. The two Android tablets feature Android Honeycomb 3.1, 1-GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processors, and 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 screens. Both should be available for pre-order today, with the IdeaPad Tablet P1 not shipping until Q4 of this year."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/lWGgXLK6aHI&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/lWGgXLK6aHI&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>A competitor for the ASUS Transformer tablet has arrived from Lenovo: the Android-powered (Honeycomb) ThinkPad Tablet. Courting the business user, the ThinkPad Tablet has a tough Gorilla Glass display, and enterprise features like encryption, IT manageability, a full-sized USB port, Computrace security software, Citrix remote access support, and full stylus support for pen ($30) or finger input. An option will be a ThinkPad-style keyboard dock ($99).</p><p><em>"The IdeaPad K1, priced at $499 for the 32GB model, weighs a reasonable 1.65 pounds and supports 10-point multitouch gestures. Ports include a micro SD card reader, micro HDMI out, and mic/headphone jacks. Other benefits include support for DRM content so you can download protected movies to the device, free 2GB of Cloud storage, Lenovo&rsquo;s SocialTouch software, and access to both the Google Market and Lenovo&rsquo;s own Android app store."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/YQG8JuKdjFE&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YQG8JuKdjFE&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>A pretty generic Honeycomb tablet, but with a bright IPS display, Lenovo's Launcher, and Lenovo's App Shop. For users that are scared of native Android, this tablet adds a UI-layer that hides the underlying OS. Otherwise, it's pretty generic but with a better screen, another source for apps, and some additional apps pre-loaded. For $499, this seems to be a decent competitor to the iPad 2.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

Lee Yuan Sheng
07-21-2011, 01:43 PM
Mmm, Trackpoint and hardware buttons are nice.