Say hello to the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and the ThinkPad T430u

thinkpad windows 8 tabletToday Lenovo is introducing a new tablet as well as a new ultrabook and laptop to its lineup. The ThinkPad Tablet 2 will kick off the brand’s Windows 8 tablet push, and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will take home the title of “World’s lightest 14-inch Ultrabook,” at least, for a little while. The ThinkPad T430u, a new professional-level laptop, has also been announced.

thinkpad tablet 2

Check out our review of the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

The new Windows 8 tablet measures in at 9.8mm thing and weighs a little less than 1.3 lbs, complete with its 10.1-inch screen. It’s multi-finger tough capable and note-taking friendly with a built in pen and optional digitizer. Taking things a step further, there’s also a dock and keyboard that you can outfit the ThinkPad Tablet 2 with. The new device edges ever closer to desktop territory with a full-size USB port and a microSD slot.

thinkpad tablet 2Here’s a closer look at the ThinkPad Tablet 2’s specs:

  • Intel Atom processor
  • Windows 8 OS
  • 10.1-inch LED backlit anti-glare display with IPS technology; HD WXGA (1366×768)
  • Optional digitizer and pen input
  • Mini HDMI; microSD card slot; USB 2.0 port
  • Wi-Fi; 3G; 4G (US: LTE with AT&T only; rest of the world: 3G HSPA+)
  • Front-facing 2 megapixel camera with LED; rear-facing 8 megapixel 720 HP auto focus with LED flash camera

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be available in October. Pricing has yet to be released.

The impressively thin ThinkPad X1 Carbon also made its semi-official debut today, showing off its high-res 14-inch display and very, very thin body. Some months back, Lenovo showed off a non-working version of it, but today it was in full form. Lenovo is continuing to throw its weight behind Ultrabooks, and this one has a variety of features that make it a competitive choice – although it’s buying it now means it won’t be among the surely-hyped initial Windows 8 ultrabooks.

thinkpad x1Even still, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has built-in 3G and hotspot technology, a backlit keyboard, HD face-tracking camera, a multi-gesture glass surface touchpad, dual array microphones, and an Intel HD 4000 graphics card.

It will be available this month for $1,299.

thinkpad t430uFlying a little below the flash radar is the ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook. The new, semi-streamlined device packages the basics of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon into a similarly small package at the much more affordable price of $800. With a terabyte of storage, seven hours of battery life, built in 3G and hotspot capabilities, and NVIDIA GeForce graphics, it’s a pretty compelling ultrabook option. You are sacrificing some of the finer things that come with this high-class breed and it’s another Windows 7 device, but that $800 price tag easily helps it stand out. It’s available this month as well. 

We’ll have hands on coverage with the new releases shortly. 

Photography

Sweet 16: Wacom’s Cintiq 16 pen display makes retouching photos a breeze

Wacom’s Cintiq pen displays are usually reserved for the pros (or wealthy enthusiasts), but the new Cintiq 16 brings screen and stylus editing to an approachable price. Does it cut too much to get there?
Computing

Lenovo’s Yoga C930 sale drops a $650 discount on its 2TB SSD laptop

Lenovo is offering one of its 2-in-1 laptops at a $650 discount. This Lenovo Yoga C930 laptop comes with a 2TB solid-state drive, a digital pen, a fingerprint reader, and a Dolby Atmos sound bar.
Product Review

You won't buy Microsoft's Surface Hub 2S, but it could still change your life

The Microsoft Surface Hub 2S wants to change the way you collaborate at work. That’s a lofty goal most devices fail to achieve, but the unique Hub 2S could be an exception. And trust us – you’re going to want it.
Deals

Lenovo tax sale knocks $456 off the ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop

Whether you’re dreading tax day or you’re looking forward to a refund, Lenovo’s tax season sale might make your day a little brighter. This awesome ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which can be yours for more than $450 off with a special promo…
Mobile

The Avalon V is Alcatel’s first Verizon-exclusive smartphone

Alcatel is has announced a new phone, the Avalon V -- but this budget device isn't what makes the announcement special. It's Alcatel's first phone on the Verizon network, and it's available now.
Mobile

Big, beautiful, and breakable: Check out the best Galaxy S8 Plus cases

There’s no denying Samsung’s ability to turn out an attractive smartphone, but glass curves are expensive to fix and metal chips easily. We've rounded up the best Galaxy S8 Plus cases on the market.
Mobile

Sidestep banking fees with the nationwide launch of T-Mobile Money

T-Mobile has launched its Money banking service nationwide in the U.S., and it offers an extremely tempting set of features for everyone, including industry-leading interest rates, a powerful app, and no banking fees.
Mobile

The OnePlus 3 & 3T both receive an open beta for Android Pie

Android 9.0 Pie has been released. But is your phone getting Android 9.0 Pie, and if so, when? We've done the hard work and asked every device manufacturer to see when their devices would be getting the update.
Mobile

Charge and sync with the best Lightning cables for your iPhone or iPad

If you’re looking to replace a lightning cable, or in need of something a little longer or tougher, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 of our favorite cables for the iPhone and other iOS devices.
Deals

Make some time for the best smartwatch deals for April 2019

Smartwatches make your life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features. So if you're ready to take the plunge into wearables and want to save money, read on for the best smartwatch deals.
Mobile

Selfies are now banned at China’s gigantic Aperture Spherical Telescope

You can't take a selfie with the world's largest single-dish radio telescope anymore, as the Chinese government has banned everything from smartphones to digital cameras in the surrounding 5-kilometer area.
Android

The dramatic BlackBerry Key2 Red Edition is now available in the U.S.

BlackBerry's Key2 is likely to be the best keyboard-equipped phone in 2019, with a modern look, some powerful specs, and totally revamped features. Here's everything you need to know about it.
Computing

Want to make calls across the internet for less? Try these great VOIP services

Voice over IP services are getting more and more popular, but there are still a few that stand above the pack. In this guide, we'll give you a few options for the best VOIP services for home and business users.
Mobile

The Best iPhone 7 battery cases to give your phone some extra juice

The iPhone 7 doesn't have terrible battery life, but you never know when you'll need to juice up on the go. To help, here are the best iPhone 7 battery cases that can keep your smartphone charged and ready for long-term use.