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Lenovo's prototype ThinkPad Windows 8 slate hits Computex

Intel's Computex stand in the Nangang exhibition centre hosted an as-yet unnamed Lenovo Windows 8 slate.

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Craig was sucked into the endless vortex of tech at an early age, only to be spat back out babbling things like "phase-locked-loop crystal oscillators!". Mostly this receives a pat on the head from the listener, followed closely by a question about what laptop they should buy.
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Intel's Computex stand in the Nangang exhibition centre hosted an as-yet unnamed Lenovo Windows 8 slate.

While the Intel representatives wouldn't allow us to hold the slate or talk about in-depth specs, we were able to pry out some information.

Check out more stories from Computex 2012.

While Intel was mostly showing off ultrabooks and Thunderbolt solutions, it did have one stand featuring Asus and Lenovo Windows 8 slates. Wait ... Lenovo?

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A 10.1-inch screen running a 1366x768 resolution. The colours were bright and vibrant, the viewing angles excellent.

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A few bits of tape and a non-working home button marked this out as a clear prototype.

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The 9.7mm profile, showing off a docking connector and micro-HDMI port on the base.

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Windows 8's Metro interface in full force. Note the front-facing, 2MP camera.

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The slate runs on Intel's Clover Trail Atom processor, although the Intel staff would not be drawn on any further specs. While the Clover Trail platform supports cellular, the ThinkPad only had Wi-Fi.

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A 3.5mm audio jack, volume rocker and unspecified button are on the right — it's quite possibly the power button, or maybe a dedicated camera button.

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The rear features an 8MP camera and a flash.

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