Lenovo Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2 - Tablet + dockable Keyboard Combo

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Surface Pro is tempting, but it will be a lot more expensive, will be 50 percent heavier, and will have shorter battery life. Of course it will be more powerful, but for casual annotation I don't really need that. I'm still hoping that the TPT2 will come out in the US in the coming three weeks. MS Store still lists 'estimated ship date' as 12/31/2012, so that doesn't look too great. What a stock tease.
     
  2. gcoupe

    gcoupe Scribbler - Standard Member

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    And a fan - don't forget the fan. At this point, I will either give into temptation and get a Clover Trail Atom, or possibly, just possibly, be able to hold out for the arrival of Haswell...
     
  3. EspiOne

    EspiOne Pen Pal - Newbie

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    No, no, no, no, everyone must hold out for it, they must, it is going to be "awesome". I know it will runs a slower processor, but I think the additional features make up for it.

    Weight, stylus, battery power, and of course, it is a "Thinkpad".

    Come on, don't jump ship, the supplies are on the way, we will survive.
     
  4. PLinga

    PLinga Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Well Lenovo have lots of other computer to sell for the Holiday season. It could simply be they want to clear stock of the old Windows 7 devices before releasing the TPT2
     
  5. gcoupe

    gcoupe Scribbler - Standard Member

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    That may be so, but none of the other models interest me. I'm torn between the TPT2, the HP Envy X2 or the Samsung 500T. The latter may be plasticky and cheap-looking, but at least I can buy it NOW...
     
  6. EspiOne

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    If we are gonna go there, I am actually torn between a AR-15 (M4 Variant) for the Zombie Apocalypse and the TPT2 for fun. Not sure which is more imporant.
     
  7. EspiOne

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    I was just thinking, too, I am about to get a convertible Dell Tablet (Latitude XT3) from my Govt. Job, for work/home use. :confused: I plan to dual boot it, Win 7 / Win 8 and use Win 8 for personal use. (I am the computer assistant and make the PC/Notebook Images). I might pass on the TPT2, :eek:





    Naaaaa, I am gonna get it. :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  9. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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  10. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    If the keyboard-dock uses Bluetooth, wouldn't that drain the battery faster than a keyboard-dock with connectors? That keyboard is pretty lame compared to the one made for the Ativ. But the TPT2 ships with Win8 Pro, which suggests it will provide downgrade rights to Win7. So I might have to tolerate its lame keyboard....Well, I use keyboards so rarely that it would probably be ok.
     
  11. adz7777

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    Still December 18th release date for US , according to a Lenovo representative....
     
  12. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    They are probably delaying the release because they want to get it right. Remember that, unlike the Ativ, the TPT2 is a business-grade device. There's less wiggle room for mess-ups. That probably explains HP's delays too.
     
  13. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    Also, delaying the release helps prevent people from blaming the hardware for just-after-release Windows 8 problems. The Vaio Duo 11's hardware is unimpeachable, but particularly in the first week, it was a bit of a buggy machine until Microsoft started rolling out updates. I could tell what was MS's fault and what was Sony's fault, but for a lot of people, they just blame the OEM. Giving MS 30-60 days to fix the most egregious Windows 8 issues before releasing isn't a bad idea from the OEM's self-interest, even if early adopters lose out on hardware selection as a result.
     
  14. phawker

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    I just called Lenovo and got the same answer of "December 18th" release date.

    It doesn't seem like it's just Lenovo though, I mean the Asus Vivo Tab, the Dell Latitude 10, the Acer W700T and pretty much all other Atom powered tablets (other than the Sansung Ativ 500) are being delayed. Even the Samsung Ativ 700 is pretty much impossible to find.

    This article suggests that it's Intel that's having the supply problem and not just Windows 8 issues (Link).

    What do you guys think?
     
  15. yogiboy

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    Just wondering, does TPT2 comes with 3G as standard when released on December 18? Or will they just release the WIFI version only. I want the 3G plus WIFI plus pen version and not the basic one. Samsung released their ATIV smart pc with WIFI only. Anyone?
     
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    HP Envy x2 does not have a pen holder...
     
  17. manuelcalavera

    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    There's something fishy about TPT2's Slim Case.
    I have not seen anything in TPT2's catalog/data sheet about it.
    The part number is 0A33907 and I can only find it in the websites.
     
  18. PLinga

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    It's not standard. For example, the TPT2 available for preorder on the Microsoft Store doesn't come with with 3G. The Lenovo listing for all the models of TPT2 only has 2 models with 3G:
    $899 for a 3G TPT2 with no Wacom digitizer (similar to the Samsung Ativ available for $799 at AT&T)
    $1479 for a 3G TPT2 with a Wacom digitizer.
     
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    It's out there in the channel. MacMall has some pretty good shots of it actually:
    MacMall | Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Slim Case- Black 0A33907
     
  20. fatpolomanjr

    fatpolomanjr Scribbler - Standard Member

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    That's a lot like the Moko case for the TPT:

    Thinkpad tablet case

    Seems like Lenovo took a design cue from Moko.
     

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