Telecom Lead America: Lenovo has launched its first
tablet specifically designed for Windows 8.
The ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be available when Windows 8
launches in October.
Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager,
ThinkPad Business Unit, said its ThinkPad Tablet 2 is the result of a joint
effort between Lenovo, Microsoft and Intel.
Based on the upcoming Intel Atom Processor-based mobile
platform and Windows 8 Pro, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 has a thin and light design
measuring 9.8 mm thin and weighing less than 600 grams (1.3 pounds), in a
The optional ThinkPad Tablet 2 keyboard and dock can be
paired with the tablet for more PC-like computing in the office. With an array
of ports including a full-size USB port, workers easily can attach existing
devices like monitors and printers.
The tablet offers anywhere connectivity and productivity
with 3G and 4G wireless models. The tablet serves lifestyle computing uses just
as well as business tasks with its package of communications and entertainment
features: HD display, front and rear-facing cameras for video conferencing and
uploading photos, noise canceling microphones, HDMI port and wireless video
IT managers will enjoy its security-enhanced and
manageability technologies. With the optional Fingerprint Reader, passwords are
biometrically stored. The encrypted internal and external storage meet the
highest levels of security requirements.
Using Windows 8 Pro and the Intel x86 architecture, IT
managers can provide for VPN access, utilize existing Windows management tools,
manage application deployment and block users from installing certain apps.
In addition, Lenovo Services offer a complete suite of
packages, including sealed battery warranties, accidental damage protection and