Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Lenovo reveals 10.1-inch Windows 7-powered IdeaPad P1 with an Intel chip

Lenovo has unveiled two Honeycomb tablets, but that's not all, folks – the company hasn't forgotten Windows 7 fans and brought the 10.1-inch IdeaPad P1 with Microsoft's operating system. An Intel chip powers the IdeaPad P1, instead of the nearly ubiquitous ARM-based processors, but it aims to deliver the same if not better kick paired with up to 2GB of RAM and a choice of 32GB or 64GB of SSD memory. The biggest problem with Intel's chips lies in power management, but this time the company seems to have nailed it with battery life reaching up to 6 hours.

Lenovo reveals 10.1-inch Windows 7-powered IdeaPad P1 with an  Intel chip
The 10.1-inch screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and supports an optional stylus. Just like on the Lenovo Honeycomb tablets, 3G is an optional feature, but luckily Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth come in all variations of the IdeaPad P1. The tablet is equipped with only a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, which after all makes sense as it allows you to seamlessly participate in video conferences and saves you the hardness of using a tablet to capture stills or video. 

Dimension-wise, the P1 might well qualify for a tablet version of The Biggest Loser as it definitely could lose a couple of ounces off its hefty 1.79 pounds (810 grams) of weight. Its profile is also pretty thick, measuring 0.57 inches. The tablet also offers the convenience of a USB 2.0 port and a microSD card slot. It's expected to hit shelves in the third quarter of the year, but the pricing is yet to be announced. Any buyers? What are your reasons for getting a Windows 7 tablet?


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