Lenovo has once again delayed the release of the next ThinkPad Tablet 2. The tablet will feature an Intel Atom Z2760 processor and Microsoft Windows 8 and it was originally planned for a release earlier in October. The first delay set the schedule back to November, but until early December, Lenovo still seems to experience some issues. A recent email distributed by the company confirmed this, but it didn’t specify what has caused the delay. Lenovo said that ThinkPad Tablet 2 could arrive before the New Year.
It was reported previously that the ThinkPad Tablet 2 will weigh 565 grams and measure 0.4” thick. Other features include 10.1 (1366 x 768) display, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, USB port, miniHDMI port and NFC. Optional accessories are pen, digitizer, Bluetooth keyboard and docking station.
The tablet would take the baton from the original ThinkPad, which used an ARM-based processor and Honeycomb (Android 3.1) OS. ThinkPad tablets are designed for use both at work and at home; and with the Windows 8 OS, the ThinkPad 2 would offer a much higher degree of versatility with the ability to support standard Windows software.