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Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad Tablet 2 for Windows 8

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Lenovo today unveiled its first tablet specifically designed for Windows 8, the ThinkPad Tablet 2. The multi-use tablet boasts differentiators that matter, including an optional digitizer and pen for precision input, 3G wireless with Lenovo Mobile Access pay-as-you-go plans and 4G models, along with security features like a Fingerprint Reader, IT manageability technologies, and corporate-level service and support.

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Get ready for action as I see a lot of companies and OEMs will have many of those Windows 8 devices.
This is good to see, because unlike Windows Vista, hardware is ready for Windows 8!
 

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Moar x86 tablets! :D
 

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Moar x86 tablets! :D
Based on the upcoming Intel Atom Processor-based mobile platform and Windows 8 Pro ...
Uhhh, I somehow don't share the same enthusiasm as you. Wonder how much Intel and Windows have improved since the first few generations of netbook came to being.
 
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When you buy the tablet, you get full windows 8, or just a tablet version, which lacks some programs?
 

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When you buy the tablet, you get full windows 8, or just a tablet version, which lacks some programs?
I assume it's the normal version. There's the WIndows RT, but that's for ARM.
 
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Atom processor,....

I'll stick with my Core i5 based ASUS Eee Slate EP121 Windows 7 PC tablet and just upgrade the OS to Windows 8.
 
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Its good to see that Lenovo is not put off by Micosoft's surface
 

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Atom processor,....

I'll stick with my Core i5 based ASUS Eee Slate EP121 Windows 7 PC tablet and just upgrade the OS to Windows 8.
That is a good one, but it's quite expensive (about €1000 here). I want something cheaper and I wouldn't mind modern Atoms if the price is right.
 
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Its good to see that Lenovo is not put off by Micosoft's surface
Indeed, what's the deal with ACER?

It departments for large to medium sized companies will snap these Lenove up.
 

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Uhhh, I somehow don't share the same enthusiasm as you. Wonder how much Intel and Windows have improved since the first few generations of netbook came to being.
roger that.

i pretty much expect android ones to perform better. infact i think the acer iconia c-50 having tab will be better.
 

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roger that.

i pretty much expect android ones to perform better. infact i think the acer iconia c-50 having tab will be better.
Naah, Win7 runs smooth on an old Pentium M with 2GB RAM, I can't see how Win8 will run badly on something faster.
 

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infact i think the acer iconia c-50 having tab will be better.
Not too sure about that either, since the next Atom will have at least Sandy Bridge class graphics. Should outgun the C-50 by a good margin if they are using the new Atom.
 
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Not too sure about that either, since the next Atom will have at least Sandy Bridge class graphics. Should outgun the C-50 by a good margin if they are using the new Atom.
It wouldn't outgun AMD C-50 APU let alone C-60 APU or it's replacement i.e. AMD Hondo APU.

On Thinkpad 2's specs, refer to http://www.zdnet.com/lenovo-takes-on-the-ipad-with-windows-8-powered-thinkpad-tablet-2-7000001972/

Thinkpad 2 is powered by dual-core Intel Clover Trail SoC and according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_(system_on_chip)

Intel Clover Trail's IGP uses PowerVR 544MP2(four GPUs) @ 533 MHz

Intel GMA 3650 already uses PowerVR 545 @ 640MHz. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Graphics-Media-Accelerator-GMA-3650.60195.0.html

AMD C-50's Radeon HD 6250M's benchmarks http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6250.40958.0.html

It may take PowerVR 544MP4 (two GPUs) @ 533 MHz to rival AMD C-50's Radeon HD 6250M.
 
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even the single core atom with hyper threadding in the new orange san-diego phone is on par with performance of the galaxy s3's quad core arm a9.

thing is intel is having a 30% hit in performance due to binary translation. but the next incarnation of atom is said to have a hardware based binary translator engine.
can see arm being a thing of the past once the next generation atom cpu comes to light early next year.
 
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I've been debating if I should pick up a Samsung Series 7 Slate and put Windows 8 on it, and seeing all the news about these OEM's ARM tablets pushes me more and more towards getting the Samsung, especially considering it was the tablet MS was demoing Windows 8 on at BUILD.
 
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After watching visual studio 2012, it changed my mind.
I think windows 8 is cute!