Leaked Lenovo ThinkPad tablet 2 runs WIndows 8

A leaked Lenovo document spills the beans on Lenovo's upcoming Windows 8 tablet, dubbed the ThinkPad Tablet 2.

By Melanie Pinola, PC World |  Consumerization of IT, Lenovo, tablets

Back in May, Lenovo indicated that the company was working on a ThinkPad tablet running Windows 8. Details were sparse, though--all we knew at the time was that the tablet would have an Intel processor and tie into a cloud service Lenovo is building.

Detailed specs for the ThinkPad Tablet 2 have allegedly been unveiled, thanks to anonymous tipsters (or perhaps just one) leaking internal Lenovo slides to Techin5 and The Verge.

The 10.1-inch tablet will reportedly run on a dual-core Intel Clover Trail processor, have a 720p (1366 by 768 pixel resolution) display, and come with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

That's twice the memory offered in competing tablets, such as the iPad and Lenovo's Android-based ThinkPad Tablet. However, because the ThinkPad Tablet 2 runs Windows 8, I can't help but wonder if it's enough memory--the tablet-optimized version of Windows 8, Windows RT, may be less RAM-dependent than the full-blown desktop version, but this ThinkPad Tablet 2 appears to run Windows 8 Pro.

For the Windows 8 Developer Preview, 2GB of RAM was the minimum required for 64-bit systems. That said, other leaked specs for Windows 8 tablets, such as a Dell version, are also unimpressive in the memory department.

Lenovo will be targeting business users with the ThinkPad Tablet 2. Features such as support for Active Directory, device management tools, SD card encryption, and a fingerprint reader reflect this market. A keyboard dock--complete with Lenovo's iconic red pointing stick--turns the tablet into a pseudo-laptop.

Like the Android-based Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is said to offer optional support for pen input vi an active digitizer.


Originally published on PC World |  Click here to read the original story.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Consumerization of ITWhite Papers & Webcasts

See more White Papers | Webcasts

Answers - Powered by ITworld

ITworld Answers helps you solve problems and share expertise. Ask a question or take a crack at answering the new questions below.

Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Ask a Question