Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 for Business and Entertainment
If you are looking for an alternative to Surface Pro, or you like the quality of Lenovo ThinkPad and looking for a Multitouch Windows 8 (Pro) tablet with digitizer/stylus support, here is a solid laptop for Business and Entertainment. Keep in mind that this runs on Intel Atom processor unlike Surface Pro, which runs on Intel’s 3rd Generation i5 processor. Also the on board RAM is maxed to 2GB, while Surface Pro comes with 4GB RAM.
Here are the features of it and some of them can be customized on Lenovo site before buying:
ThinkPad Tablet 2 – 64 GB with WiFi, Pen & Digitizer
Processor: Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2760 (DC/4T, 1.8Ghz Burst, 1.5Ghz HFM, 600Mhz LFM)
Operating System: Windows 8 32-bit (customizable to Windows 8 Pro 32bit)
Display: 10.1″ (16:9) HD WXGA (1366×768), Multitouch IPS
Memory: 2GB LPDDR2 (I haven’t seen any opportunity to upgrade RAM to 4GB on Lenovo site)
Warranty: 1 Year Depot/Express Warranty (variety of extended warranties available)
Integrated Mobile Broadband: No Mobile Broadband support
Battery: 2-cell Li-Polymer Battery, 30 Wh
With the above basic features this costs US$699
Note: I haven’t seen any mention on Lenovo site to upgrade RAM and internal storage. I would definitely recommend Lenovo to give potential buyers for RAM upgrade to 4GB and internal storage to 128GB.
This comes with optional Bluetooth keyboard with stand for additional US$120.
Lenovo has sent me an email today with 15% discount coupon. Here is the code if you are interested in utilizing this: OyRA95FWTyUA and this is valid through Wednesday (04/17/2013). You could use it on Lenovo site once you checkout.
Lenovo and ASUS are the only Microsoft partners who actually “get it”. Since October, I have yet to see a Dell commercial where they actually show the Windows 8 screen on one of their PCs. Are they embarrassed or something. HP is still trying to sell their Pentium and E1 machines. Toshiba is their competition in this arena. Acer…..well, never mind. And Samsung seems to be marching to a different drummer lately, so they are just doing their own thing. And the rest don’t really matter.
Would be nice to see a 4GB RAM/128GB model. But looking at it from the other direction. For $100 more than Surface RT, the full Windows experience. Plus a bit more processor power, digitizer, and relatively little sacrifice in the battery specs. That’s not too bad.