It was only last month when Lenovo launched the K1 Android tablet that comes with Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and 802.11b/g/n wireless connectivity in Singapore. Today, the company unveiled the 3G version of K1 and the highly anticipated ThinkPad Android tablets.
The new ThinkPad Tablet features a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS display with 178-degree viewing angle and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla glass, weighs 0.75 kg and comes with an optional Keyboard Folio Case with optical TrackPoint. The Keyboard Folio Case does not come with a battery pack or power adapter, and only provides users with the full-size keyboard for convenience of typing.
The ThinkPad Tablet comes with 3-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, MMC), mini HDMI, USB 2.0, micro-USB, dock connector, microphone/headphone combo and a sim card slot.
Besides the Keyboard Folio Case, there is also an optional ThinkPad Digitizer Pen for users to write down notes. It fits neatly in the ThinkPad Tablet pen storage slot and claims to offer 256-degrees of sensitivity. Lenovo also said that the ThinkPad Tablet will come preloaded with Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb, instead of 3.2 at press time, but may get the upgrade in the near future.
The 32GB IdeaPad Tablet K1 Wi-Fi version is currently available from select business partners and retail stores for S$699 and will be showcased at the Lenovo booth at COMEX from 1 September. The 32GB IdeaPad Tablet K1 3G version is priced at S$799 and will be available end September. The 32GB ThinkPad Tablet will be available end September, pricing to be advised at a later date.
Lee Chown How, country general manager of Lenovo Singapore, said that Lenovo is the fastest growing PC company in the world for the past nine quarters and has the great momentum to drive the business and officially entering the global tablet market with the launch of the IdeaPad K1 and the ThinkPad Tablet.
"For Lenovo, we looked at the tablet market not as an overall requirement for business and consumers. We see that one size doesn't fit all and that's the reason we have two exciting products: IdeaPad K1 in three colors for consumers looking for mobile entertainment, and business professionals who want productivity, security, durability and manageability features" said Lee.