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Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2 to be priced starting at $629

Agam Shah | Oct. 8, 2012
Lenovo's highly anticipated ThinkPad Tablet 2 with Windows 8 will be priced starting at US$629, the company said.

Lenovo is aiming the tablet at home and office use. It will existing Windows applications and drivers, making it easier to connect printers or cameras. Existing Windows applications will not run on Windows RT, a tablet OS also being released by Microsoft for tablets and PCs with ARM processors, which are used in most tablets today, including Apple's iPad.

The tablet can be remotely managed, making it an easier fit in enterprises. A range of management tools will help IT managers remotely deploy applications and also prevent users from installing specific applications. The tablet also has a fingerprint reader.

Lenovo is also considering releasing devices with Windows RT, the spokesman said. He did not provide a timeline on when such devices would be released.

 

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