Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet launches in the U.S., starts at $500

By Jos · 9 replies
Aug 24, 2011
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  1. As promised, Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet is now available in the U.S. sporting Android 3.1 and prices starting at $499 -- $20 more than we heard last month. The business-oriented device…

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  2. 1977TA

    1977TA TS Rookie Posts: 89

    Soooooo, when's it going to be $99?????
  3. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    doubt that's going to happen. For one, it's running an OS that isn't new and is one of the major mobile OSes. And two, it has decent hardware. Don't think we'll be seeing large price drops on this one...
  4. 1977TA

    1977TA TS Rookie Posts: 89

    Yeah, I know it was more of a joke if anything.

    Seriously though, I'm a huge fan of the Android platform. But matching Apple's offerings I just don't see many of these tablets selling. Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo, etc.. really should drop their tablets in the sub $300 range. Something to get a large customer base, Android tablets lack apps because of this. Developers are sticking exclusively to the iPad currently.
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Lol, that was <i>clearly</i> sarcasm.
  6. I actually can see this tablet being successful since it actually CAN be used as a laptop/desktop replacement for most people vs. iPad, which is in my opinion a toy (and yes, I do have the iPad and it is delegated to my kids).

    The USB/HDMI/SD slots make a huge difference and the keyboard with digitizer is also a nice touch.
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    I love the styling of this tablet. Simple, elegant, functional... I look forward to a TS review.
  8. Great. I was hoping that a decent vendor would come out with a real tablet for real men with real brains.
    Yes I have an apple sucks iPad but it is so nothing but crap useless toy that my grade school son throw it to his younger brother for paperweight purposes.
    I have been using Toshiba all throughout. I would like to use another brand for my tablet purposes. So I did not buy a Toshiba tablet. Neither did I sought the blackberry since my phone is blackberry. Thanks Lennovo for giving the thinkpad tablet, a tablet for real men with real brains.
  9. Well obviously some people don't know how to use (and would be better off without) an iPad..... I just can't wait for the complaints to start up about this tablet. It still won't beat the iPad.... GET OVER IT!
  10. As a real man, with a real brain, I would assume you would be able to manage grammar and syntax. While this assumption takes into account a general lack of care given the mode - a blog - I would still expect it to be functional. Despite this, I think the new thinkpad shows great promise.

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