The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 features a 10 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Intel Atom Clover Trail processor, and Windows 8 software. Lenovo introduced the tablet a few months ago,telling us that it would sell for $799 when you buy the ThinkPad Tablet 2 with an optional keyboard dock.

Now we know how much the tablet alone will sell for.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo will offer the ThinkPad Tablet 2 starting in November for $649 and up.

The tablet weighs 1.3 pounds, features a 10 hour battery, and has both a multitouch capacitive  touchscreen for finger input and an active digitizer that lets you write or draw on the screen with a pressure-sensitive digital pen.

Since the ThinkPad Tablet 2 has an x86 processor (even if it’s a relatively slow one), it will be able to run full desktop-style apps including apps designed for older versions of Windows. That’s something a Windows RT tablet with an ARM-based chip won’t be able to do unless developers update their apps to support ARM architecture.

In case you didn’t guess from the ThinkPad name, Lenovo is positioning this tablet as a business-class machine and the company will offer 3G and 4G options in the US, as well as optional keyboard and docking stations that let you use the tablet like a laptop or desktop PC.

The tablet also features a micro HDMI port, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and a full-sized USB port.

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5 replies on “Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 to launch in November for $649”

  1. Looks like Lenovo is slotting tablets at many different price points. I hope all this product diversity doesn’t come at the cost of build quality.

    1. I’ve been wondering the same thing, and from what I’ve seen around the internet, I believe it’s Wacom. Don’t quote me on that, but that’s what I’ve heard.

        1. Yes, but you’d be better off with a more powerful tablet as it’s not practical to run something as powerful as Photoshop CS6 on this range hardware.

          It’ll run but would be too slow to do much besides basic editing. Though something like Photoshop Touch, which was optimized for low end hardware and tablet usage specifically should run just fine if it gets ported to Windows 8.

          So wait and see what Modern UI apps they’ll come out with before considering.

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