Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Tablet outed: Surface Pro rival due Feb. 2016

The market for pro-level tablets is growing steadily, with Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and many others having all delved into this category. A leaked Lenovo road map suggests the firm has a new model up its sleeve in the form of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. Due in February of next year, details are scant at this stage, but judging by the image of the device, it will surely be looking to rival the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4

First shared by the folks at WinFuture, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet (top right) will include a 12-inch display and is touted as an 'Enterprise 2-in-1'. This, in layman's terms, is a slate that transforms into a notebook à la the Surface, while also offering a capable technical underbelly to suit the requirements of business users. 

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a real powerhouse, with the 3000 x 2000 display over the 12.3-inch canvas being one of the more eye-catching aspects we noticed in our hands-on time with Redmond's latest slab. From what we can gather of WinFuture's coverage, Lenovo's competitor will also offer a 3:2 aspect ratio, but it's difficult to get too excited until we know of the key tech. specs.

Hopefully those rather important details will follow this leak, along with pricing and availability. We'll let you know just as soon as they do, so stay tuned!



2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Are you sure it's the sp4 with that resolution? I thought it was only the surface book

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

I too. 3k x 2k isn't SP4's, but Surface Book, which is much more expensive than Surface Pro 4.

4. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

You're right! The article has that mixed up. The Surface Pro 4 resolution is 2736 x 1824, not the 3000 x 2000 of the Surface Book.

1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

:::INDEPENDENT THOUGHT DISCLAIMER::: Kickstands are gross.

5. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Partly agreed. Kickstands are somewhat gross on tablets - I want proper, hinged, battery'd, ASUS Transformer-esque dock. But kickstands awesome on phones - though there are no longer anyone manufacturing phones with integrated kickstand.

6. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

All I care about is the battery life. Some Lenovo laptops can last up to 17 hours. So if this laptop/tablet can beat that it will sell

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