- 10-23-2012, 11:45 PM #1
Anyone else looking at the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2? I'm excited about this device. I love the pen and want a Windows 8 pro device. I have concerns about it running an atom processor and how well it will really run. I am not a huge power user but do use photoshop, generally minor edits but... I wonder if I'd be better off waiting for Surface Pro but don't really want to wait 3 months.
Any thoughts on this tablet? Anyone looking to buy it? Anyone know release date for it?
- 10-23-2012, 11:52 PM #2
But... it weighs 2 pounds vs the Thinkpad at 1.3 lbs. While I wan to e able to run Pro I also want to use this to read, watch videos, etc... so I dont want anything that is too uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time.
I think I read it will be released at launch, so hopefully this Friday. Im hoping its carried in stores so I can at least see it before buying.
- 10-24-2012, 12:02 AM #4
I dont plan on doing any intensive photoshop work in the Desktop mode of Windows 8... I just liked the idea of having it there for whatever basic application I may want to use that may not be offered on the Win 8 UI for awhile, and of course MS Office.
If the full version of Office can run smoothly, Im ok with it.
I think that having SSD memory will help performance as well.
The other thing is, if in using or testing Win 8 Pro I feel its cumbersome or I wont use it much on a Tablet form factor, I will just get a Surface RT and be done with it :)
- 10-24-2012, 12:53 AM #5
I reallllly wish I knew when it's coming out though. That's the one thing that bums me out. I'm almost 100% certain that it won't be released on Friday, hopefully we won't have to wait too long.
- 10-24-2012, 02:20 AM #6
I am new to the forum. I am really interested in the Thinkpad 2. Here is some information about the release from my chat with the Lenovo representative
How can I assist you today?
i was just wondering if the thinkpad 2 will be available in stores on Friday for the Win 8 release
This will be release on 16-Nov
thank you have a great day
You are welcome,.
- 10-24-2012, 01:35 PM #7
Sadly I got confirmation on that date as well from a chat :(. This date frustrates me -- I don't want to wait another 3 weeks (although better than 3 months I guess ;))
Thank you for contacting Lenovo Sales Chat. My name is Anwesh . My rep id is 2900710940. Happy to help you today.
IS_Agent : Hello Revecca!
You : Hi, I am interesteted in the new Lenovo ThinkPad 2 Windows 8 tablet. When will it be released?
IS_Agent : It will release on Nov 16.
You : Will preorders be available before that date?
IS_Agent : I am sorry, as of now there are no pre orders
You : Do you know when pre-orders will be available?
IS_Agent : The date is not fixed for pre orders.
You : OK thanks for your help
IS_Agent : I suggest you to register in lenovo site to get the updates
- 10-26-2012, 09:19 PM #8
Im with you guys. I just stumbled across this tablet today, after not really paying it any attention when I first read about it.
I myself wanted a tablet could run x86 apps, so I was going to wait for the surface pro. Then I started thinking..I really dont want a tablet than only last 4-6 hours. I have a desktop and would only need the x86 apps for when I need an app that has no "Metro" version...truth is, I would rather run a Metro app over an x86 app if I had all the features I needed, as it is touch friendly.
So, then I started thinking if I should just get the RT model...Reading the Anandtech review, he commented on a clovertrail tablet he was testing, that pretty much smoked the Surface RT (Tegra 3 Quad), while being able to run Full Windows 8.
Looking for Clover trail tablets led me to the thinkpad 2. I think its perfect. Smaller than the RT and lighter, but can run x86 apps if needed, and if not, I still have iPad/Surface RT comparable battery life.
Wish it had a kickstand, and a I cant front..The combo of kickstand and keyboard which you can pretty much always have with you is still a big plus in my eyes for the surface. But, I think I can do without it.
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- 10-27-2012, 12:34 AM #9
I also plan on getting the Bluetooth keyboard/stand which is the same size as the tablet. I like that its a Lenovo Keyboard (which I personally like the best) and will just get the pouch to carry it around in anyway with the keyboard. I doubt I will use keyboard too much, but I will always have it to click into place if need be.
The only downer about the Lenovo though is the resolution... I really wanted a 1080p HD display. May take a look at Surface Pro once it officially comes out... or see what CES has to offer.
10-29-2012, 12:31 AM #10
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I believe I'll be getting rid of my Surface or returning it for the Thinkpad 2. Just noticed the Microsoft store has it listed for $699. Pre-order, of course. I'm hoping this will hit stores on November 16. The Microsoft lists Staples as a place to pre-order but the link is not working. That's a good sign, Staples usually has good deals.
Buy Lenovo ThinkPad 2 Tablet - 10.1-inch Windows 8 touch device with Intel Atom processor - Microsoft Store Online
- 10-29-2012, 10:23 PM #14
Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2 to be priced starting at $629 | PCWorldThe $629 base price is just for the tablet and does not include accessories, said a Lenovo spokesman at an AT&T event in New York City on Thursday evening.Lenovo also announced that the ThinkPad Tablet 2 will start at $649. That 10.1-inch pure tablet comes with Windows 8 and Intel's low-power Atom processor. It will deliver between eight and 10 hours of battery life, and a detachable keyboard will be sold separately. The Tablet 2 will go on sale on Oct. 26.
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- 11-13-2012, 01:57 PM #16
- 11-15-2012, 09:23 AM #17
Either they have not told their reps many details, or they just wouldn't answer. Some of the details I asked about have been announced already. My conversation with the Rep was less than helpful:
Rep: Happy to help you today.
Rep: How are you?
Me: I am looking at ordering a Thinkpad 2. I just got permission from my boss to place the order as soon as it is available.
Me: I am wondering how the options will be configured. Will the tablet have the option of being completely configurable within the specs, or will it have already configured packages?
Rep: I understand, however they are not available currently
Me: they are supposed to be available on the 16th.
Rep: Is there anything else that I may assist you with?
Me: How will the options be configured? 3g/4g keyboard/dock/ what version of windows, etc.
Rep: We are not sure of the configurations yet
Me: Will it be up on the website on Friday
Rep: Yes, they might be
Rep: Is there anything else that I may assist you with?
Me: SO, even though it will be available, it won't be available to purchase?
Rep: They will be available, once they are available you can purchase them
Me: Any idea on final prices yet?
Me: Seems to cutting it a bit close, huh?
Me: I guess I will check back on Friday
Rep: Sure, thank you
- 11-16-2012, 10:27 AM #18
Talked to a rep today and the following is transcript from session which indicates a new date of 12/18...
Please wait while we connect with you with a Lenovo Chat Representative.
You have been connected to ^Moses Kovela.
^Moses Kovela: Thank you for contacting Lenovo Sales Chat. My name is Moses and my Rep ID is 2900710940. Happy to help you today.
^Moses Kovela: Hi, how may I help you today?
Rebecca: Hi, I was interested in the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2. Recently it had listed an availability date of today but it does notshow as available yet.
Rebecca: Do you have any information on this item?
Customer has initiated a cobrowse session. (I was playing with the share function :))
Customer has ended the cobrowse session.(I was playing with the share function :))
^Moses Kovela: ThinkPad Tablet 2 is to be released today but there is a delay
^Moses Kovela: It would be available on 18 December 2012
Rebecca: OK. Thanks
Rebecca: Will you be taking preoders before that date?
^Moses Kovela: There is unfortunately no option
Rebecca: OK - no worries I'll check on the 18th.
Rebecca: Thanks :)
^Moses Kovela: You are most welcome
^Moses Kovela: Is there anything else that I may assist you with Lenovo products today?
Rebecca: No, thanks
^Moses Kovela: Thank you for contacting Lenovo. Have a good one.
^Moses Kovela: To ensure that we are always improving our service, you may receive a survey invitation at the end of the chat session to tell us what you think about our products and services. Your feedback will be highly appreciated.
- 11-17-2012, 07:01 PM #20
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- 11-18-2012, 08:36 AM #23
12-02-2012, 09:59 PM #25
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^Prasanna Rama: Thank you very much for your interest in Lenovo products.
^Prasanna Rama: The ThinkPad Tablet 2 units will be available in the first week of December, 2012.
^Prasanna Rama: You may place the order for the units, once they are available on our website for purchase.