The technical characteristics of an upcoming tablet signed by Lenovo and welcomed by Windows 8 have been published on the Internet.
To compete with the iPad, the Chinese manufacturer Lenovo will adopt Windows 8 and will market its ThinkPad Tablet 2. That at least is what reports from the blog Techin5.com explains because they have recovered the data sheet of the tablet and some promotional shots.
It will have 10.1-inch IPS display, for a definition of 1366 x 768, will be topped by a 2-megapixel front camera. The main camera on the back is 8 megapixels and also has a flash and an auto focus. The source mentions an Intel Atom Cloveview dual-core with 2 GB of RAM. So we should find the standard version of Windows 8 and Windows RT not designed for ARM architectures.
In terms of connections the tablet is equipped with a mini HDMI output, a port 3.5mm jack, a microSD card slot, a USB 2 port and a docking connector. The unit also embark a fingerprint reader, GPS, digital compass and proximity sensors and light.
The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is slightly thicker than the iPad (9.8 mm vs. 9.5 mm). The manufacturer claims a battery cycle lasting 10 hours. In terms of accessories Lenovo will market a stylus and a detachable keyboard with an optical pointer.