Lenovo iPad-smiting Windows 8 slate slips out
Pen is to be used, not fingers
You'd never have guessed this, but Lenovo will be shipping a ThinkPad-branded tablet running Windows 8 when Microsoft's next major OS release comes out. Still, we do no have details.
According to a leaked presentation, Lenovo reckons the 10.1in beast is a clear iPad killer: it has NFC; HDMI, SD and USB portage; two mics rather than one; two speakers rather than one; cameras with more megapixels; and an "accurate pressure-sensitive pen".
That said, the iPad is a winner, Lenovo appears to admit in at least two key areas: iOS' Siri is better than Windows Voice Control, and it's resolution is higher: 2048 x 1536 to the ThinkPad's 1366 x 768.
It's not sure about the ThinkPad's ability to run "Tablet + PC apps" when the iPad can only do "Tablet Apps", but neither does it count that as a draw.
The blurb, emailed to Aussie site Tech In 5, reveals the ThinkPad also has a fingerprint sensor, 64GB of Flash storage, and an Intel 'Cloverview' Atom chip, which Chipzilla announced in April, backed by 2GB of DDR 2 memory.
It'll weigh in at 650g and offer ten hours' runtime. It's fractionally thicker than the iPad. ®
"and it's moronic price"
It's nice how you you don't need any actual figures in order to reach your conclusions. Bias makes decision making so much more efficient, don't you think?
I think that the reference is more to do with the fact that it supports a pressure sensitive stylus rather than just a "finger substitute stick" ... not much use to me, but could be an important addition for some.
Re: Ok, so a stylus for your tablet/content creation device.
Interesting how, having had the advantages of the stylus pointed out to you, you still try to mock the idea.
And this is Lenovo, not Microsoft.
Did I misread something? The comparison seems to be between the current iPad and a _future_ Lenovo product, concluding that the vaporware is better than currently shipping incumbent.
Re: The obvious advantage...
It's an atom processor, so almost certainly yes.