Mashable: Lenovo Unveils the Windows Tablet We’ve Been Waiting For [HANDS ON]

August 9th, 2012

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a Windows 8 tablet with something special inside. An Intel Atom chip (“Clover Trail”) powers the device, bringing fully featured Windows — not Windows RT — to a tablet device.

Handling the Tablet 2 for a few minutes, we found it to be shockingly light. It’s hard to believe you’re handling a real PC. Tapping and scrolling through a few apps, the machine was very responsive to the touch with not stuttering. The bright 1,366 x 768 anti-glare display looked great.

Sadly, Lenovo hasn’t revealed the one spec that really matters: the price. It’s still a big question mark what a full-featured Windows 8 tablet is going to cost. Microsoft has said the Surface Pro — which is based on an Intel Core processor, not Clover Trail — will be “on par” with Ultrabooks, but we’re hoping the lack of keyboard might shave off a decent amount. We probably won’t know until late October, when both Windows 8 and the Tablet 2 will be on store shelves.

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