Aug 9, 2013
Lenovo just announced a new true tablet (iPad -sized) that looks like it has a good price point: it’s currently selling for $479 on their website. So for about $100 more than a Surface RT, you can get a complete Windows 8 tablet (it can run Outlook and all other PC software), which is very light weight (1.3 lbs) and very thin (0.39 inches)–similar to the Lenovo Tablet PC 2 form factor that I like so much, and using the same processor, but much less expensive.
It doesn’t have a pen, and of course you’ll have to add Office separately (so the comparison to the RT price is really not quite fair), but otherwise it looks good. Again, it’s a lot cheaper than the similar Lenovo Tablet PC 2, which will easily cost you $700-900 by the time you spec it out. They also announced a “quick flip” keyboard/cover to go with it. No reviews on this yet, it’s too new for that.
Here’s the link:
This is of course not using the new, very fast, Atom Bay Trail processor that I talked about at the bottom of my recent post here. Instead it’s using the current Clover Trail line that’s been out for a while. That new Bay Trail line is not due out for about 6 months or so.