Lenovo ThinkPad tablet now ready to order starting at $499, ships on August 29
After about a month since the official announcement, Lenovo’s second Android-powered tablet, the ThinkPad, is now available to order from the manufacturer’s website. Lenovo has previously launched the IdeaPad tablet in the US, which is aimed more at ‘consumers’, according to the company – while the ThinkPad tablet is more for ‘professionals’.
The ThinkPad tablet comes with a design that stands out in the Android tablet world, as well as with a digitizer pen that’s sold separately. There are three versions of the tablet, having 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB of storage space. They cost $499, $569, and $669, respectively. All these SKUs are Wi-Fi-only and don’t come with any mobile data connectivity built-in. It’s unclear if Lenovo plans to release 3G or 4G tablets later on.
The ThinkPad tablet has a 10.1-inch 1280×800 touchscreen, a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and two cameras (one at the back and one at the front for video conferencing). It runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb. The ThinkPad tablet will also have a range of interesting accessories. Aside from the digitizer pen, there’s also the Keyboard Folio case which protects your tablet while also adding a keyboard, and the Tablet Dock, which is exactly what it sounds like.
You can go ahead and order the ThinkPad tablet right now from Lenovo’s dedicated website. The company will start shipping orders on August 29, which is just six days away – so if you’ve always wanted a ThinkPad tablet, the wait is almost over.