Lenovo’s business-orientated device, the ThinkPad Tablet, is now available for order and should start shipping within a week.
The 10 inch Android device, which Lenovo officially announced a little more than a month ago, boasts an impressive mix of consumer and business-friendly features.
Like other Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablets on the market, the ThinkPad Tablet has a 1280 x 800 multitouch display, 1GB of memory, front and rear-facing cameras and a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. It comes in a 16GB, 32GB and 64GB model.
What sets the ThinkPad apart, observers have said, are the enterprise-oriented tools like remote administration in case the tablet gets lost or stolen, support for Cisco VPN, and full device encryption. Free apps included like Documents to Go, PrinterShare and Computrace underscore the tablet’s professional target audience.
Continuing with the ThinkPad laptop design style, Lenovo has also added physical keys for the browser, back button, home and screen lock. You can add a keyboard case to add the optical TrackPoint that ThinkPad laptops are famous for. And there’s even support for pressure-sensitive input with a Tablet Pen accessory.