Lenovo Windows 8 tablet gets priced at 799

first_imgThe Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is due to arrive on October 26 when Windows 8 launches, and according to a company spokesperson it’s going to be priced at $799. That will also get you Lenovo’s keyboard dock accessory, which would make this particular hybrid bundle the cheapest so far — the Acer Iconia Tab W510 rings up at around $870 with its keyboard and Asus’ Vivo Tab costs just shy of $1000.Lenovo isn’t just tossing in a keyboard, either. The ThinkPad Tablet 2 also features a stylus for accurate handwritten input and a built-in LTE modem — which will reportedly ride on AT&T’s network in the U.S. It’s powered by Intel’s Clover Trail Atom processor at a reported 1.8GHz and sports a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 IPS display. It’s NFC-equipped, too, which will presumably make for some slick Windows Phone 8 interaction.Some sources are also reporting that Lenovo is including the full Office 2013 suite. By “full” it’s safe to assume that the company is pre-loading the 60-day trial version of office that most OEMs install on their retail-boxed systems. $799 for a tablet, keyboard dock, and even the $140 Office Home and Student would make the ThinkPad Tablet 2 one heck of a bargain.Even though the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is the cheapest Windows 8 tablet so far, Lenovo seems to be aware that the $800 mark is a better fit for corporate types on the go than it is for consumers. The slate will ship with Windows 8 Pro installed, so it’ll be able to join domains and run legacy Windows apps.More at WPCentrallast_img read more