Slate style computers (with touchscreen displays and no keyboards) appear to be all the rage these days. But while Lenovo is planning to bring a consumer-oriented Android powered tablet, the company has been reluctant to launch a business-oriented ThinkPad tablet. Now it looks like that may change.
PC World reports that a Lenovo VP says enterprise customers have expressed interest in mobile tablets that compliment, but don’t necessarily replace laptop and desktop computers and that it might make sense to introduce a business-oriented slate.
Lenovo isn’t committing to bringing a ThinkPad slate to market just yet, but it sounds like the company is at least considering its options. That comes in contrast to a report earlier this year suggesting that Lenovo wouldn’t be introducing a slate.
Lenovo already offers a line of ThinkPad notebooks which have touchscreen displays which can be folded down over the keyboard for use in tablet mode, but these tend to be bigger, heavier, and more expensive than slate PCs.