Originally posted by CNET
As Windows 8 nears its debut on October 26, you can expect to see a ton of Windows computing devices, tablets and otherwise, set to take advantage of the touch-friendly features of Microsoft’s next operating system.
Microsoft’s Surface isn’t the only Windows tablet you’re likely to see in October, not by a long shot. One of the first announced tablets is the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, a reconceptualization of the original Android-based ThinkPad Tablet.
Unlike the two versions of Surface running Windows RT on a Tegra processor and Windows 8 on a full-fledged ultrabook-grade Intel Core i5 CPU, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 runs a full Windows 8 Professional OS, but does so on a next-gen Intel Atom processor.
Little had been seen or heard about the 10.1-inch ThinkPad Tablet 2 before August 8’s 20th Anniversary ThinkPad event in New York City, but we had a chance to quickly look at one firsthand at that event, and during a one-on-one meeting a few months back.
Setting the ThinkPad Tablet 2 apart from other tablets on the market will be its optional digitizer and pen for precision input, a stylus that slides out of the side of the tablet and works the way most Windows tablet styli have in the past.
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