Lenovo recently showcased its newest tablet designed for professionals and IT managers—the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet–at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin.
Unlike most other tablets designed for general-purpose or gaming use, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is optimized to help and support on-the-go professionals and IT managers.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb and bears the following hardware specs:
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet allows you to view and edit Microsoft Office documents on the go with the help of DataViz.
An optional accessory, the Keyboard Folio with built-in optical TrackPoint, allows you to write long e-mails, create documents, and enter data in forms or spreadsheets easily.
The tablet also provides easy and secure e-mail access with Good Technologies and Cisco VPN Support.
Also, the tablet is built and carved in a solid and sturdy design that projects professionalism.
Lenovo also provides its own curated apps store where ThinkPad Tablet users can purchase and deploy corporate applications.
Compared to the smaller (7-inch) Lenovo IdeaPad A1, also showcased at IFA 2011, the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet is said to be more efficient. Lenovo is positioning the IdeaPad A1 as a price-competitive mid-range tablet.
The 16-gigabyte model of the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet costs about US$500 (ThinkPad Tablet Pen not included, but can be bought separately for US$30).
If you’re a professional or an IT manager, does the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet have what it takes to be your new best friend?
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