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Lenovo Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2 To Debut in October, Does Apple Needs to Worry?
Tablet makers of the world are eager to taste the success of the newest OS in the market – Microsoft Windows 8. This can be said as, with each passing day, more and more manufacturers are making official announcements on their coming up launches on Windows RT slates.
The recent official announcement has come from the second largest PC manufacturer in the world – Lenovo – the company has confirmed on the launch of their ThinkPad Tablet 2 – the highly anticipated Windows 8 tablet – the device will be heading to stores sometime in October, and will come with optional stylus input.
What Features to Expect?
According to Slashgear reports, Lenovo will unveil the ThinkPad Tablet 2 alongside the launch of Windows 8, and the new tablet will sport a 10.1-inch IPS LCD touch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels accompanied with an Intel Atom processor and a battery that the company has claimed to provide up to 10-hours runtime.
“ The display can be outfitted with an optional stylus, which uses an active digitizer for more precision and slots neatly into a silo on the slate itself. Other options include a fingerprint reader, integrated 3G/4G – with both HSPA+ and LTE variants on offer for global markets. Finally, there will be a desktop dock with HDMI output, a trio of USB ports and wired ethernet,” said the report.
Furthermore, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 will also house an 8-megapixels on the back and a 2-megapixel shooter up-front for video calls and will weighs under 600g with 9.8mm thickness.
While Apple's iPad has been dominating the tablet segment for a long time, analysts assume that the ARM-based Windows 8 tablets may pose a bug threat to Apple, Samsung and other dominator's market shares. The reason being that this newly upgraded operating system supports both ARM and x86chips, contributing automatically to more options for the buyers in terms of price, performance and battery life in choosing the right tablet for their purchase.
Hence, Lenovo as a company has a good scope of increasing its market share to no.1 in the PC-tablet segement with the release of ThinkPad Tablet 2 by adding levelheaded hardware and software specs combined with smart price tags.