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Old 04-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
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Lenovo:Tablet/laptop w/stylus coming in July...you wont believe the price!

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Ready for one awesome Easter present? Well, it appears that Lenovo’s having a rough time keeping a lid on its new products this weekend, and we just got a hold of a juicy PowerPoint that reveals a new ThinkPad tablet for “on-the-go professionals.” No, this isn’t a Windows 7 convertible like you’d expect — this is a full-fledged Android 3.0 slate complete with an optional pen and an accompanying “keyboard portfolio case.” (more...)
According to the images attached in the story the price is set for $499. If this price materializes there will be no way the existing tablets can sustain their current price point.


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Old 04-26-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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Hmmm... Real pen input, finally. That's what many have been longing for. It's getting exciting now, just watching what materializes. Every time I think I've decided on something, a new player is introduced.

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The rest of 2011 should be an interesting year for tablets
I'm mostly interested to see what penabled tablets they'll manage to bring forth, this is what I miss the most in today's tablets.
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I think my prediction is going to come true. I'd say by the end of 2012 the whole "REAL" functioning keyboard attachment will be SOP for tablets.

I say within 3 years this will be how laptops are sold.


Asus is really on to something.

My wife LOVES Lenovo, so I can see an Asus and this one sharing space in our household in the near future.

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Interesting, reminds me a bit of the smartbook http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/products/smartbook.htm
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According to the images attached in the story the price is set for $499. If this price materializes there will be no way the existing tablets can sustain their current price point.


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Why do you say that? $499 doesn't include the keyboard. Motorola and Samsung have already adjusted their prices for their non-3G tablets. There is a slow but steady lowering of tablets but I don't see the pricing of Lenovo's tablet changing that trend (accelerating or slowing).
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Why do you say that? $499 doesn't include the keyboard. Motorola and Samsung have already adjusted their prices for their non-3G tablets. There is a slow but steady lowering of tablets but I don't see the pricing of Lenovo's tablet changing that trend (accelerating or slowing).
Things can change but according to the spec sheet the $499 model contains all of the features of the Samusng and Xoom plus 3G for $499.

Neither of these vendors have an entry model with 3G starting at $499. And the Xoom does not have a model at $499.

Unfortunately the pen and keyboard is sold separately, but for now Lenovo seems to be giving users the most for the price.

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just found this over on Engadget. This is a very impressive looking device for sure. I still say waiting on a slate until Oct/Nov of this year is the smart move even if you can use a slate today.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/24/l...comb-ips-disp/
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The rest of 2011 should be an interesting year for tablets
I'm mostly interested to see what penabled tablets they'll manage to bring forth, this is what I miss the most in today's tablets.
yeah, I honestly don't get the lack of pen enabled devices. The costs of Wacom has dropped a lot over the past 5-6yrs thanks to competing technologies. I remember reading a tear down on iSuppli that showed a 10" Wacom panel was around $30-$50 all-in. To me a slate device w/o pen input is kinda pointless.
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