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Lenovo reveals Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet will sell for $799 from October 26

by Doug Drinkwater

September 24 2012

Lenovo's ThinkPad 2 will debut on October 26
Lenovo's ThinkPad 2 will debut on October 26

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 2 tablet may be expensive but will at least come with the full Office 2013 suite, a full-sized QWERTY keyboard and an impressive 128GB of memory.

The ThinkPad 2 was announced last month and boasts a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution IPS display, features Windows 8 Pro, 128GB of memory and is rumored to run Intel’s Clover Trail 1.8GHz processor.

The slate also packs 3G and 4LTE connectivity (the latter is however only offered through AT&T), a fingerprint reader and connections for USB and mini HDMI. A stylus is an optional extra.

When announcing the model last month Lenovo stayed quiet on the price, but has now reportedly told news website WPCentral that the tablet will debut on October 26 for $799. This price looks set to include a full-sized QWERTY keyboard, although it’s not yet known if it will also include the optional docking station that provides Ethernet, USB and HDMI out connections.

This news reiterates the view that most Windows 8 tablets promising the full version of Office 2013 (only offered by Intel-powered Windows 8 tablets) and keyboards will come in at around $800, a price previously hinted at by a source at Lenovo.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 goes live to the general public on October 26, with the software firm's own-brand Surface Windows 8 tablets expected to launch on the same day.

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