Rumor: Lenovo working on a Windows RT convertible tablet
Lenovo is no stranger to the convertible tablet space. The company has been cranking out business-class ThinkPad tablets which shift from tablet to laptop mode for years. And later this year the company plans to launch a Windows 8 laptop called the IdeaPad Yoga which has a screen that you can push back nearly 360 degrees until it’s resting on the keyboard, allowing you to use the computer like a tablet.
Now it looks like the company may also be working on a Windows RT convertible tablet with a similar design.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Lenovo is working with NVIDIA to produce the computer. It will run Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system, which is basically a stripped down version of Windows 8 designed to run on devices with ARM-based processors.
Windows 8 and Windows RT are both set to launch in late October, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see this new Lenovo tablet before then.
Lenovo’s convertible tablet won’t only be competing with similar products from other PC makers. It will also go up against Microsoft’s Surface tablet — the first tablet computer Microsoft is manufacturing and selling under its own name.
via The Verge