Lenovo Will Be First to Offer a Windows-based Tablet PC

Lenovo would be the first to offer a Windows 8-based tablet. If all goes according to plan, the company will unveil its new product on the very day that Windows 8 would be officially released. This means that it will beat companies like Dell, Nokia, HP, and Asus, which are all preparing Windows 8 tablets, too.

October is the target month for the Windows release, which is consistent with earlier rumors that the Lenovo tablet would be released during the latter part of the year.

Lenovo has not officially announced the specifications for the device, although many are speculating that it could be none other than the Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga convertible tablet previewed during CES last January.

The IdeaPad Yoga features a design that is part-laptop, part-tablet with a screen that is able to flip over 360 degrees, much like a notebook with spiral binding. Its 13.3-inch display is IPS with a pixel resolution of 1600 x 900.

The device weighs less than 1.5 kg or 3.3 pounds and runs on an Intel Ivy Bridge ULV processor. It is also packed with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB Solid State Disk. Among its other features are a soft touch rubber paint facilitating the user’s grip on the device as well as a leather cover where the palms can rest. There are also side buttons on the tablet.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga convertible tablet will likely have a price tag of around $1,000.

via the verge

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Written by: Björn A.