Lenovo Expands its Tablet, Ultrabook and Laptop Lines

Lenovo is one of the fastest growing electronics company. It has recently rebranded its range of tablet products. The Chinese company revealed its new 10-inch slate at CES 2012. The device is supposed to be the lightest and thinnest tablets on the market at least for now. The device is named as the IdeaTab S2-10.

Don’t consider it a printing error; Lenovo has indeed rebranded its entire line of tablets “IdeaTabs”. This doesn’t mean that IdeaPads are going to be departed from the scene, but in fact the name which is a true representative of Lenovo’s consumer laptops also getting a refresh.

A package of new products is launched by the Chinese computer maker, but what has attracted us the most is its Qualcomm-based IdeaTab S2-10. It is 0.34-inch thin and weighs around 1.3lbs. The most noticeable point is that running Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android 4.0, codenamed as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

The tablet comes with a host of features including front and 5MP rear camera, Wi-Fi, 3G enabled with voice support, LED display and HDMI port. It has a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm processor – a bit faster than 1GHz and 1.3GHz tablets. It also features a 64GB of internal storage.

Like many of the 10-inch tablets, the S2-10 is capable of running for about 9 hours on a full charge. The battery can further be increased with an optional $200 keyboard dock that contains a second battery, full-sized keyboard and a touchpad. It also offers two USB ports and a storage card reader. With the keyboard dock, one can transform this tablet into a laptop.

The S2-10 is expected to launch somewhere in the second quarter of 2012. The company has not yet disclosed the pricing plan for its rebranded tablet line.

Lenovo is also working on other tablets which are supposed to be designed solely for the Chinese market. These tablets include 5-inch and 7-inch S2 models, a new 10-inch IdeaTab K2 and a 9-inch A2 running ICS and launch with SRS sound.

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