Lenovo shows off Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet

Company demoes its upcoming but as yet unnamed Windows 8 tablet at the Computex computer show in Taiwan.

screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Lenovo has pulled the curtains back on a new Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet.

Demoed at Computex today for Engadget, the new ThinkPad tablet sports a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Two Webcams are on board: an 8-megapixel version on the back and a 2-megapixel version on the front. A micro-HDMI port, SD card slot, and docking connector are part of the package as well.

A Lenovo representative confirmed the new tablet to CNET, explaining that it was co-developed by Lenovo, Intel, and Microsoft. Touting the "tablet experience," the rep said that the device will offer "great battery life, responsive touch performance, and great multimedia features."

Lenovo was mum on other specs, but Engadget said the tablet is powered by some type of Intel Clover Trail processor, and the battery is expected to run for at least 10 hours on a single charge. The light and thin device also carries on the Lenovo tablet tradition with a soft black finish that fends off smudges and scratches.

Obviously, the tablet won't go on sale until Windows 8 itself launches, which is expected to occur around October.

The tablet without a name doesn't yet have a price either. And since it's still a prototype, it could undergo further changes before it hits the market, says Engadget.

Updated at 11:00 a.m. PT with response from Lenovo.

 

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