Lenovo’s newest ThinkPad tablet with a detachable keyboard is coming this month. The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable is a tablet with a 12.3 inch, FHD+ 3:2 aspect ratio display, a detachable keyboard with backlit keys, support for a digital pen, and an Intel Tiger Lake vPro processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics.

It goes on sale this month for $1149 and up, and it’s pretty much what you’d get if you asked Lenovo to design a Microsoft Surface-style tablet.

And yes, that means there’s a Lenovo TrackPoint system with a pointing nub in the center of the keyboard as well as a touchpad below it.

Other features include support for up to 16GB of LPDDR4x memory, up to 1TB of PCIe NVMe solid state storage, a 42 Wh battery, an 8MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing IR camera with support for Windows Hello face recognition. You can also use a fingerprint reader on the keyboard for security.

The tablet has Thunderbolt 4 and USB 3.2 Type-C ports and a headset jack. And there’s a nano SIM card slot in models featuring a 4G LTE Cat 9 modem.

All models feature support for WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC.

The tablet alone measures 11.2″ x 8″ x 0.35″ and weighs 1.67 pounds. Add the keyboard and it weighs a combined 2.42 pounds and measures 0.57 inches thick.

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3 replies on “The ThinkPad X12 Tablet is basically Lenovo’s Surface Pro”

  1. The article says the resolution is FHD+. Maybe you have just copy-pasted it from the press release but I wonder for how many people in the audience these acronyms mean more than the resolution in actual numbers? 🙂

    1. My free, super niche website occasionally makes me have to select four characters, right click and choose ‘search for …’.

      What’s CAT, LTE, NFC, USB, SIM, GB, LPDDR4x, TB, PCIe, NVMe, Wh, MP, and IR?

  2. Oh, TrackPoint and physical mouse buttons, now we’re talking!

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