Lenovo announces their first Windows 8 tablet

As Microsoft has a party to celebrate Windows 8 reaching the 'shipping' milestone, the tablet announcements are starting to roll in. Lenovo is first out of the gate, announcing it's new 10" slate entitled the "ThinkPad Tablet 2."

There's no ARM here, with the ThinkPad 2 featuring an Intel Atom Processor from the next generation range and Windows 8 Professional will come pre-installed. The device sports a 1,366 x 768 HD IPS display, optional 3G / 4G (LTE on AT&T) radio, NFC, Micro-HDMI out and is just 9.8 mm thick and weighs less than 600 grams. It also has a front and rear facing camera, dual noise cancelling microphones and 'wireless video streaming' (which Lenovo hasn't been clear about yet). Oh, and it comes with a digital ink-pen too, if that's your style.

Lenovo says the ThinkPad 2 will become available as Windows 8 is released to the public in October, and that the keyboard and dock are an optional add-on for the device. so no solid dates available for getting your hands on this device just yet.

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