Lenovo’s 800gm Ideapad Slate could come in Q2 with Oaktrail and 6hrs battery life

Updated on 05 January 2011 by

We had a good chat with Lenovo U.S. at a CES event last night and it seems they’re quite serious about launching a 10 inch dual-mode tablet (capacitive/digitiser) later this year. Specifications aren’t finalised yet but think about a competitor to the HP Slate 500.

Lenovo Ideapad Slate (2)

The device will run on Oaktrail (1.5 or 1.6Ghz, the device we saw was running 1.5Ghz) and will run Windows 7 plus some UI layer that Lenovo are working on, possibly with Microsoft. It has a docking port, 2GB of RAM, a minimum 32GB SSD and, importantly for people wanting to preserve the use of the pen-input facilities of Windows 7, a digitiser. Finger input is through the 4-point capacative touchscreen which is 1280×800.

Lenovo are quoting 6hrs with WiFi on which is falling in line with other figures we’re hearing but at 790gm, it also seems very light. It’s 14.5mm thick.

Price has obviously not been finalised but Lenovo are aiming for a $499 entry level price. Quite what they launch at really depends on the other Oaktrail devices that launch.

For the time being, its called the Ideapad Slate.

There are some more images in our gallery.

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. UMPCPortal says:

    Lenovo's 800gm Ideapad Slate could come in Q2 with Oaktrail and 6hrs battery life http://www.umpcportal.com/?p=23020

  2. Gretchen Glasscock says:

    Lenovo’s 800gm Ideapad Slate could come in Q2 with Oaktrail and 6hrs battery life: We had a good chat with Lenov… http://bit.ly/dNkcDQ

  3. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    RT @umpcportal: Lenovo's 800gm Ideapad Slate could come in Q2 with Oaktrail and 6hrs battery life http://bit.ly/eKNRCw

  4. Marauderz says:

    I must say that seeing more Windows slates supporting hybrid digitizers appearing really makes me happy, I hope it’s because the companies FINALLY understand why handwriting is important on a Windows slate.

    Unfortunately there’ll still be a whole bunch of Jobs followers who are gonna hammer about these things just because they have a ‘stylus’

    I read on some sites that the Lenovo Slate pad’s pen is an ACTIVE digitizer, so it needs a battery. Well.. as long as it’s not a AAAA like the first gen Compaq slate it’ll be ok I guess.

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