Lenovo to Showcase First Tablets and Shiny New Notebooks at CESBy Soumitra Mondal, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Lenovo tablets will be shown off this week at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), which will be held in Las Vegas between January 6th and 9th. The tablets will be targeted primarily at consumers, but at a few different price points. It is also speculated that the company might follow up the consumer line with a ThinkPad tablet aimed at business. The launch of the tablet by Lenovo is supposed to be done in an effort to compete the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW
The tablets could include the LePad which may make a repeat appearance. LePad is based on Google’s Android OS and can lock in as a screen for a netbook-like dock. Along with the tablets, Lenovo is also going to showcase the aforementioned new ThinkPad Edge laptops at CES 2011. These ThinkPads are for business and discerning users with Intel’s next-generation processors, which are based on the new Sandy Bridge architecture.
The ThinkPad edge E2205 and E4205 laptops not only look nice and elegant but also have i7 CPU or Intel Core i3, i5, depending on the budget. The ThinkPad Edge E2205 and E4205 laptops will come with screen-sizes of 12.5 inches and 14.1 inches respectively. E4205 models have a hidden, slim, slot-loading DVD read/write drive. Both the series have key-board which is spill-resistant too for peace of mind against accidental spills.
The laptops will also have Dolby Home Theatre audio and Lenovo’s enhanced video conferencing technologies including a high-definition web-camera, high performance microphones and speakers and noise-cancelling key-board software. The laptops are expected to be available from April at approximate US$749.