Details of Lenovo’s next tablet have leaked out. The logically named ThinkPad Tablet 2 will run Windows 8 using an Intel dual-core CloverTrail processor chip.
Aimed at business users and also set to compete with Microsoft’s own upcoming Surface, the tablet has a 10.1-inch WXGA (1366x768) screen with 10-finger multitouch support.
According to the leaked spec sheets, there’s 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage memory. Sockets include Mini HDMI, a 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD and USB 2.0, plus its docking connector.
The tablet measures 262.6 x 164 x 9.8 mm and weighs 650g. There are two built-in 1W speakers, a dual microphone array with noise reduction and cancellation, GPS, digital compass, ambient light sensor, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 8-megapixel rear camera. Both cameras have an LED flash.
A fingerprint reader and NFC tech are optional features, as well as HSPA or LTE connectivity for a mobile broadband data connection (4G/LTE services are not officially available in the UK until 2013).
Optional accessories include a pen stylus and keyboard dock with trackpoint navigation. The stylus uses an active digitising system (as found in other Lenovo hardware) as it allows for a more precise input with drawing or handwriting.
There is no word on pricing or a street date but The Verge predicts it will debut around the time of the Windows 8 launch towards the end of October.
Via The Verge