The new tablet will come packing that OS, as well as a 10.1-inch screen, a fingerprint reader, IT manageability technologies, and corporate-level service and support. The company says that 3G wireless with Lenovo Mobile Access pay-as-you-go plans and 4G models will be available.
Based on Intel’s upcoming Atom processor, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 weighs a mere 1.3 pounds and is about 9.8mm thin. It also boasts multiple input methods, including multi-finger touch and an optional digitizer and pen for precision input. There’s also an optional keyboard and dock.
Other features include an HD display, front and rear-facing cameras for video conferencing and photos, noise canceling microphones, an HDMI port, a USB port, and wireless video streaming.
“Customers want a versatile device that fits their lifestyle and the many ways they use technology,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager of the ThinkPad Business Unit. “Our new ThinkPad Tablet 2 marries incredible hardware and software to give consumers a great device for office, home or travel while also offering companies and IT managers the oversight they need to help secure and manage their company’s networks and data.”
Lenovo has yet to announce pricing or an exact release date. However, we should have a better idea about both before Windows 8 hits on October 26, 2012.