Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 pricing revealed

Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet 2 has gained a lot of attention as being one of the first of many Windows 8-powered tablets, and with these tablets expected to be released by the end of the year and Surface Pro available after the New Year, people were beginning to wonder what the prices would be.

As of today, TechRadar is stating that the ThinkPad Tablet 2 will start at $629 (UK £392, AU $612). This price doesn’t include the keyboard or the dock, which will be an optional purchase for buyers interested in Lenovo’s Windows 8 tablet.

We know that the tablet will be available in most parts of the world from October 26th; some countries may suffer a delay until the language verification process is completed. The US, UK, Germany and Japan will be the first countries to see the tablet from day one.

Source: TechRadar

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g0ld1e said,
I'm thinkin decent price?

I think so! Honestly, this makes me now more optimistic about the price of the Surface (RT). And no, I never believed the $200 rumors or anything similar to that.

tanybeen said,

I think so! Honestly, this makes me now more optimistic about the price of the Surface (RT). And no, I never believed the $200 rumors or anything similar to that.

Absolutely. Personally I do not even care about the price, i'll save up if I have to, but I am getting a Win 8 x86 device. It's gonna be unreal.

g0ld1e said,
I'm thinkin decent price?

Well considering a laptop with higher specs comes with a keyboard build in is about the same price.. I think it's a little high..

Wonder if the Acer W800 will come with a keyboard/dock like the W500 did, in the box.

xendrome said,

Well considering a laptop with higher specs comes with a keyboard build in is about the same price.. I think it's a little high..

Wonder if the Acer W800 will come with a keyboard/dock like the W500 did, in the box.

Wow I checked out the Acer W500 and it's not a bad product at all. $600 CAD, but it's Acer. How much do you trust the quality of products pumped out by Acer? I do not. I've had bad experiences with my two laptops from them.

edit: I can't however find the ASUS W800 you mentioned.

xendrome said,

Well considering a laptop with higher specs comes with a keyboard build in is about the same price.. I think it's a little high..

Wonder if the Acer W800 will come with a keyboard/dock like the W500 did, in the box.

Comes with full Office.

xendrome said,

Well considering a laptop with higher specs comes with a keyboard build in is about the same price.. I think it's a little high..

Wonder if the Acer W800 will come with a keyboard/dock like the W500 did, in the box.

Comes with a keyboard but no multitouch screen - which do you think costs more?

Yeah this is quite confusing lenovo's own page to me suggests its a windows 8 tablet
http://www.lenovo.com/products...thinkpad/thinkpad-tablet-2/

I'm guessing maybe the confussion is that the MS surface won't be available till Q1 next year, but vendors can obviously release them as they like.

Win8, optional digitiser and 10hrs battery life in a slim and light package, take my money!

edit: Cheers for the conversion to AU my friend

thealexweb said,
wow the £ was really strengthened as of late, that's good pricing, shame about the Atom processor though

Just remember, this isn't the Atom netbooks brought us. This is a very, very different Atom processor.

It'd be more appropriate to appreciate the hardware while shaming Intel for using that particular branding.

thealexweb said,
wow the £ was really strengthened as of late, that's good pricing, shame about the Atom processor though

Honestly I'm going to wait for the tests of the new Clover Trail CPUs before saying anything about "Atom" processors. I feel like it's a new class of CPUs.

thealexweb said,
wow the £ was really strengthened as of late, that's good pricing, shame about the Atom processor though

What's wrong with the Atom Z2760? I hope you aren't saying that based upon the old Atom CPU's from the netbook days? Cause those are totally different beasts...

xendrome said,

What's wrong with the Atom Z2760? I hope you aren't saying that based upon the old Atom CPU's from the netbook days? Cause those are totally different beasts...

Every year for the past three years we've watched Intel release it's new mobile chips and each year they've been woeful in terms of power consumption so we have good reason to be skeptical.

thealexweb said,

Every year for the past three years we've watched Intel release it's new mobile chips and each year they've been woeful in terms of power consumption so we have good reason to be skeptical.

The lenovo site claims 10hrs battery life...granted im sceptical of any manufactures claim of battery life in real world conditions but at this point it is a good sign none the less.

Not bad really, actually considering buying one with the keyboard, just waiting for the other options to compare, and performance reviews

For a Pro Version which I guess this is from looking at the comments its a good price. I'm waiting to see the price of the surface as I am yet to decide if I want a Pro or RT tablet. It will really come down to price but this gives me hope.

As of today, TechRadar is stating that the ThinkPad Tablet 2 will start at $629 (UK £392, AU $612). This price doesn't include the keyboard or the dock or the tablet itself.

Just too much for what I want to use it for. 400$ is my sweet spot for a tablet. this plus 150$ for the keyboard and or dock. Nah. Just want a netbook for that.

This isn't bad. I was expecting to see $899 or $999 starting price with no accessories. $629 for a full blown Windows 8 tablet with decent specs, solid brand, etc isn't bad at all. I just wish the Surface Pro pricing was revealed. This was my second choice but might become my first given that the Surface Pro isn't coming out for 3+ months...

For those complaining that it's still a little high please post a better specced tablet for what this is capable of for less or even higher. The battery life if it holds up is worth 1k to me along with the fact that I can be truly mobile in this form factor with at least 8 hours of active use and have a full blown windows 8 experience. With the digitizer and stylus this will really make it a real business capable tablet. The iPad is not a true business machine and with 64Gb it's over $800 without a keyboard. Android tablets are not even close to being a business class tablet at any price. I am tempted to get his until the surface comes out or maybe it will suffice once I have it. HP and dell better step up their game. The HP tablet looks promising so far but the Dell looks like crap.

Notice that Microsoft is holding back release for a few months while the other OEMs have a shot to capture market share first. Maybe it's a production delay but I think it's a way to give the other OEMs a chance to make a dent in the market and as many have said the surface is a reference device.

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