Can you tell lenovo that?
They might awe you before they shock you.
Maybe I should write a poem for the TPT3.
Where are you my venerate TPT3? My hands and pens can hardly wait to feel you.
The wait is killing us all. Have you no mercy for our dear souls? I'm sure the delay is justified but please get hear and near soon.
Just as you wake us up with the Wacom splendor you'll be
So, when you hitting road?
Bay Trail, full HD, 128gb SSD, 4gb Ram, Wacom, mHDMI, USB3, mUSB, (8", 10", 12" options) . Thats all that is required to make the perfect Windows Tablet right now. Not one single OEM has managed to do it yet and how long has Bay Trail been available? Bay Trail tablets today either miss critical ports or have all the ports but no pen, or have a pen but dont have different size options, or have all the ports but an older CPU etc etc.
It seems like there are too many OEM's fighting in the same space throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. And none of them really seem to have a strategy and coherent product range. Its like they have an 8" tablet that includes "this and that", but lacks "the other". But they have no alternative with a higher price that includes "the other". Instead they give us several iterations of the same product with larger SSD's and increase the price that way. Why not, instead of charging more for more storage, why not have one storage option accross the board and charge more for additional ports or a pen? Lenovo do this with, for example, the TPT2. You can buy with a digitiser or without, with 3g or without.
Lenovo just released the thinkpad 8. Great, but it has no pen. So where is the alternative for those that want a pen? Well, actually the Asus Vivotab Note 8 is the alternative. But the Asus has no HDMI port, so where is the alternative for that? Well, there is one, but it isnt made by Asus. Dell have an alternative... and so on.
At the moment they are all racing to the bottom with these 8" devices and in the end are losing customers to each other because the customer is wanting whatever missing spec their device happens to have. Its as if they are all in bed together and saying to each other "you build your device with 'this and that' and we will build ours with 'the other'. Lets all share the demographic equally to keep our prices down".
Lenovo was in a position to stop that trend of racing to the bottom by coming out with the TP8 with "this that AND the other" but dropped the digitiser for some strange and unapparent reason. Now the TP8 is simply competing with their own Miix 2 and all the other 8" devices on the market.
Similarly, the TPT3 could be the real killer tablet to blow the Venue 11 pro, Asus T100, Surface 2, Lumia 2520, Q584 and others out of the water. But they need to release it now. Forget the 64 bit Windows fix. Compete now with Bay Trail, 128gb SSD, 1080p, USB3, mHDMI, mUSB and 32 bit Win 8.1. It will be bought in droves. Sell a version with LTE for more money. Sell a version with Wacom for more money, and when 64 bit Windows is ready, include a 64 bit version for more money. But get the thing out now before the customer base stops buying 10" and 11" tablets until the next iteration of Atom is released.
At this rate, by the time the TPT3 comes out Cherry trail will have been released and Dell, Asus, Fujitsu and the likes will already be in the game and Lenovo will once again be lagging behind.
Maybe we will see Microsoft enter the Atom game and get the OEM's to be more coherent with their product releases. It seems to have worked with the Haswell tablet/hybrid market somewhat.
Which is exactly what happened to the helix.
Took to long to get to market that it has ivy bridge with haswell in new machines and the next on its way.
For what ever reason lenovo has a hard time refreshing CPUs in their machines.
I know it is a new chipset and such, but if Apple, dell and HP can do it so should lenovo
Guys, some of you have TPT2, but you still want TPT3 ? It kills you piece by piece, with its crappy support and weird hardware issues. Just remember what you went through.
All of that said, for me the 8" market is where I am heading as soon as Asus will grace us with their presence here stateside. I have finally given up and realized (for me) that convergence is a pipe dream, and I need a powerful ultrabook and a companion note taker for carry-around-town convenience. My deep seated hope is that the Windows world in the next two years will produce a 3 pound 15" ultrabook (with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, touchscreen, DockPort) and sub-one pound tablet (iPad Mini size with Wacom, 4GB RAM, Bay/Cherry Trail, 128GB SSD, and DockPort).
This is what it was meant to be. With windows 8.1 it has been a stellar windows tablet. I love the LTE /pen option.
Lenovo just has to change a few of the guts and brains and they'll have a great TPT3.
I still believe a high resolution 8"- 9" tablet would be the ideal screen size.
Yes, can hardly wait for the TPT3. My biggest concern is the price.
They may try to milk us but I may just wait till dstrauss
is done playing (I mean testing) with it.... lol.