Lenovo was one of the first manufacturers to announce a tablet, way back in June 2010. Since it first talked about it, about 132 tablets have already been launched, but Lenovo hadn’t said anything about its tablet until CES 2011.
At CES 2011, we finally got a good look at the LePad. The Lenovo LePad will come with a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
It will sport a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. You can also use a digitizer for pen input, instead of your fingers. It will likely be priced between $399 and $449. it will go on sale in China by the end of Q1 2011, followed by a world wide launch in June 2011.
It will run Android 2.2 Froyo with a custom UI shell by Lenovo. With Google having launched Android 3.0 Honeycomb already, I hope Lenovo offers the LePad with vanilla Honeycomb on it, as a “Google Experience” Android tablet. At the $449 price point, it seems like a very sweet buy, especially compared to the Motorola Xoom which will be priced at $800, or even the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, which will also be priced in the $600-$800 range.
Check out this video of the LePad at CES 2011.
via PC World