Lenovo decided to kick off CES 2013 by announcing an enormous 27-inch tablet running Windows 8. Dubbed the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, this tablet – or “table’t,” as we’ve nicknamed it – boasts some impressive specs, including an Intel Core i7 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M GPU capable of 1920 x 1080, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive (plus an optional 64GB SSD), and a 720p HD front-facing camera.
Of course, a tablet this big comes with a few downsides. It weighs a hefty 17.9 pounds (did the little girls really just grab it off the table in the above promotional video?) and it has a scant two hours of battery life. But with a 27-inch form factor, portability isn’t exactly its goal anyway.
Lenovo is attempting to hype up the tablet’s strengths for gaming, entertainment, and in-person collaboration. The All-in-One even coms with a kickstand, four joysticks, and e-dice.
All of this can be had for $1,699 when the IdeaCentre Horizon is released this summer. And if you’re interested in something even bigger, Lenovo is actually looking into the possibility of releasing a 38-inch model as well.
The final version of Windows 8 has been finalized and it’s on its way to OEMs. One of the many manufacturers looking to take advantage of Windows 8’s touch-friendly UI is Lenovo, which plans to release a new tablet – tentatively known as the Thinkpad Tablet 2 – this fall.
The Chinese manufacturer hasn’t officially announced the device, but the specs have found their way online for everyone to see. We’re looking at a 10.1-inch tablet running at a resolution of 1366 x 768 with anti-glare technology. Internally, it’s powered by a dual-core Atom processor, which means it’ll run Windows 8 32-bit, not the ARM-based Windows RT. Other features include an 8MP camera with auto-focus and flash, a 2MP front facing camera with 720p HD video, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory, ten hours of battery life, a dual-array microphone with noise cancelation, and stereo speakers. Lenovo also has a wide variety of optional add-ons such as a pen, fingerprint reader with NFC, and HSPA+.
For the full specs, check out the images after the break.
Microsoft wasn’t showing off any Windows 8 tablets at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week. The highly anticipated operating system is rumored to be coming out later this year, but the Redmond software giant felt it wise to avoid announcing any new devices specific to the OS at the show. That, however, didn’t stop Lenovo from announcing the intriguing IdeaPad Yoga Flip.
This Windows 8 laptop/tablet combo has a fascinating design premise. It can be used as a traditional laptop, but flipping the screen around nearly 360 degrees turns it into a tablet with the keys–now disabled–on the bottom. But it’s more than just that. Lenovo’s upcoming device also supports “stand” and “tent” modes for a total of four usage positions (see photos below).
On the specs side, the 0.67-inch thick device has a 13.3-inch screen at a resolution of 1600 x 900 and it supports ten points of capacitive touch. It will also have an Intel “Ivy Bridge” processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and eight hours of battery life.
The style is a little strange, but it just might work. Our only concern is how the device will feel in tablet mode. The keyboard will obviously be disabled, but will the keys be locked in place? How will it feel in your hands? We have a lot of questions, but we can’t wait to try it for ourselves.