Windows 8 Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 priced at $799?

In August, Lenovo announced plans to launch the Windows 8-based ThinkPad Tablet 2. The PC maker didn't reveal a price point for the 10 inch tablet but today a website claims to have learned how much this device will cost.

WPCentral.com says they got some hands-on time with the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 during this week's PepCom tech event in New York City. The report claims that when they asked the Lenovo representative the price of the tablet, the rep replied it would be $799.

The report added that price includes the physical keyboard that will go with the ThinkPad Tablet 2, along with a copy of Office 2013. However, it apparently does not include an optional dock that will add an Ethernet port, three USB ports and an HDMI port.

It's important to state that this information has yet to be confirmed by Lenovo, but if it is true it would seem to be consistent with the pricing that's already been leaked for Acer-based Windows 8 devices.

Just a reminder: the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 will have Windows 8 Pro installed and have Intel's Clover Trail processor inside. It will have a 1,366x768 HD IPS display, an optional 3G/4G wireless antenna, NFC hardware, a MicroHDMI port, and a stylus. There's no word on the storage or memory specs yet.

Source: WPCentral.com | Image via WPCentral.com

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At that price buy a much fuller-featured laptop or desktop. Or, stick which what you have and amortize its cost over several more years.

This isn't a bad price for a Win 8 Pro tablet. I was expecting those things to start at $899/999 given they are practically equivalent to laptops (not sure why people keep comparing them to iPads when they're nothing alike past the touch screen; not even Win RT which should be much cheaper yet still a lot more versatile). I am waiting for the Surface RT and then the Pro (unless the RT is such a disappointment which I doubt) before I make a purchasing decision but this would be my very close second choice. From all other manufacturer previews I've seen, this Lenovo looks the most well made.

Apples vs Oranges regardless of price. I have an ipad3 and it will see EBay or Craigslist when the W8 tablets hit the market.

The only iPad that be compared, which it really can't be, is the 64Gb LTE version at $829.00. Ipad3 has No stylus, no keyboard, no office, no micro USB, no micro-HDMI, docks with USB ports etc.

Once Apples and Oranges to compare W8 tablets against iPad or Android tablets. I think consumer adoption will be steady where business adoption could be tremendous. I know I am wanting to recommend this to the companies I have worked with for a while now. They tried IPad and it didn't work out for them.

I thought "wow damn this is ex" too...however when you think about it...

It comes with Win8 - $100 there or so. Office 2013 - another $200 or so. a physical keyboard and is x86...so when you think about it...it's fairly priced (i wouldn't say super cheap, but fair).

I'll take it considering its a device that willll be my alarm in the morning (next to my bed), my ebook reader on the bus to work, my laptop at work (extended via hdmi) and my browser/tablet at night...

Edited by UseLess, Sep 22 2012, 5:47am :

Panda X said,
Too expensive for a tablet.

How the hell is it expensive when it is cheaper than the iPad? heck, the iPad doesn't even come with an Office suite or a detachable keyboard by default? where the hell are all these 'Charlie Cheapskates' coming from who magically think that a $299 can suddenly appear?

Mr Nom Nom's said,

How the hell is it expensive when it is cheaper than the iPad? heck, the iPad doesn't even come with an Office suite or a detachable keyboard by default? where the hell are all these 'Charlie Cheapskates' coming from who magically think that a $299 can suddenly appear?

An iPad2 right now on the Apple site is $399 or $529, so I don't know how you think an iPad is more expensive.

Secondly, and this is my take as well as others that I know. The "PC is dying and the future is tablets/smartphones" mentality exists because a lot of people use their computing devices to do simple tasks. Such as e-mail, texting, facebook, twitter, etc, etc, etc. For many of us, even $399 is a bit steep for an electronic device to do those tasks NEVERMIND $799.

Yea, yea I know it comes with Office. No offense, when it comes to that point I'm moving my butt of the couch, putting down the tablet, sitting in my office chair, and doing whatever I need on my PC.

EDIT: And I'm not saying that I don't think people won't pay $800 for it, nor do I think it's necessarily unreasonable. I'm just trying to say that there is certainly good reasons for some people to look at that and say within their objective opinions to say that is too much.

Condere said,

An iPad2 right now on the Apple site is $399 or $529, so I don't know how you think an iPad is more expensive.

Secondly, and this is my take as well as others that I know. The "PC is dying and the future is tablets/smartphones" mentality exists because a lot of people use their computing devices to do simple tasks. Such as e-mail, texting, facebook, twitter, etc, etc, etc. For many of us, even $399 is a bit steep for an electronic device to do those tasks NEVERMIND $799.

Yea, yea I know it comes with Office. No offense, when it comes to that point I'm moving my butt of the couch, putting down the tablet, sitting in my office chair, and doing whatever I need on my PC.

EDIT: And I'm not saying that I don't think people won't pay $800 for it, nor do I think it's necessarily unreasonable. I'm just trying to say that there is certainly good reasons for some people to look at that and say within their objective opinions to say that is too much.


Then you are thinking that it will come with WindowsRT - NOT Windows 8 (or even 7). Wake up and smell what you are trying to shovel here; this is NOT a WindowsRT-based tablet, nor is Clover Trail an ARM processor. Clover Trail is x86 (and apparently will replace both Atom and PentiumG/CeleronG as the low-end CPU of choice for the tablet/netbook space). That means not JUST Modern UI (and the WinRT API) but Win32 as well; in other words *all* the applications you use today. Tablet battery life, but real Windows - at iPad prices.

What is wrong with that?

Condere said,

An iPad2 right now on the Apple site is $399 or $529, so I don't know how you think an iPad is more expensive.

Secondly, and this is my take as well as others that I know. The "PC is dying and the future is tablets/smartphones" mentality exists because a lot of people use their computing devices to do simple tasks. Such as e-mail, texting, facebook, twitter, etc, etc, etc. For many of us, even $399 is a bit steep for an electronic device to do those tasks NEVERMIND $799.

Yea, yea I know it comes with Office. No offense, when it comes to that point I'm moving my butt of the couch, putting down the tablet, sitting in my office chair, and doing whatever I need on my PC.

EDIT: And I'm not saying that I don't think people won't pay $800 for it, nor do I think it's necessarily unreasonable. I'm just trying to say that there is certainly good reasons for some people to look at that and say within their objective opinions to say that is too much.


equally speced iPad (64gb, 4g lte) is $829. so this tablet is actually cheaper

Condere said,
Secondly, and this is my take as well as others that I know. The "PC is dying and the future is tablets/smartphones" mentality exists because a lot of people use their computing devices to do simple tasks. Such as e-mail, texting, facebook, twitter, etc, etc, etc. For many of us, even $399 is a bit steep for an electronic device to do those tasks NEVERMIND $799.

This tablet isn't meant for people to browse the web and type emails.

It's a full on x86 based computer that runs Windows 8 (NOT Windows RT) and is designed for professionals.

I wouldn't even think of looking at that once, for that price. Not that I'm even thinking of looking at it at all anyway.

I'd have to ask the person if they were stoned or just stupid, to have bought that, regardless of what does or doesn't come with it!!

cork1958 said,
I wouldn't even think of looking at that once, for that price. Not that I'm even thinking of looking at it at all anyway.

I'd have to ask the person if they were stoned or just stupid, to have bought that, regardless of what does or doesn't come with it!!

I guess most iPad purchasers are both stoned and stupid, especially considering it won't do as much as this Lenovo with Windows 8 Pro and Office 2013.

When it gets to the point of being priced like a weak laptop with a touchscreen (which they are) instead of the premium pricing for (insert reason here), I'll be very interested.
Just when I think a manufacturer "gets it", they turn around and charge for some add-on that should be included. At $799 with everything it would make me look twice, now I don't even care.

if this is true, then this is a nice price point for pro version. judging from this the RT version may well be around 200 to 300 less