Lenovo Celebrates 20 Years of the ThinkPad, Unveils Tablet 2

Today Lenovo celebrated 20 years of the ThinkPad, and what better way to celebrate 20 years of the beloved portable workforce machine, than by showing off a new ThinkPad Tablet? The new ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a 10.1″ tablet that weighs just 1.3lbs, measures 9.8 mm thin, and comes running Windows 8. Under the hood the tablet is powered by an Intel Atom processor, and it packs in a 10 hour battery life, 3G / 4G connectivity with support for AT&T’s LTE network, HDMI out, ethernet, NFC, a fingerprint reader, and a front-facing 2MP and 8MP rear-facing camera. Lenovo was also showing off some accessories for the Tablet 2 which includes a keyboard dock and a carrying case.

Unfortunately, there is no word on pricing. But being that it’s running on an Atom processor, we’re sure hoping that it’s going to be affordable. The ThinkPad Tablet 2 will not be available until October, that is until Windows 8 becomes available.

Lenovo also celebrated 20 years of the ThinkPad by showing off the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which was announced way back at CES. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is finally ready to go on sale. In particular, we enjoyed taking a trip down ThinkPad memory lane, and were able to snap some photos of the X1 along side its ancestors. Check out the gallery below for some ThinkPad classics.

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