Lenovo Outs Three New Tablets Including ThinkPad

Lenovo just announced three new entrants to the tablet game: the IdeaPad K1, the IdeaPad P1 and the ThinkPad.

IdeaPad P1

Surprisingly the less exciting hardware of the three, it's a Windows 7 tablet.  From the product pictures, the OS looks unskinned, so best prepare yourself for a likely-frustrating experience.  Hardware details include a 1.5 GHz Intel processor, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, WiFi, optional 3G, optional stylus and varying storage sizes.  It will be released in the fourth quarter, but no pricing is available.

IdeaPad K1

Lenovo's competitor to the current crop of increasingly-generic Honeycomb tablets, this one features a specs list that looks identical to the Galaxy Tab 10.1.  Details include a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display (1280 x 800 resolution), a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 system on a chip, 1GB of RAM, dual cameras (2.0 megapixel in front and 5.0 megapixels in the back), WiFi, optional 3G, a USB port, an SD card slot, and all the usual Android tablet fare.  The back casing comes in multiple colors, too, allowing you to have a break from the usual saddening shades of gray.  It's now available for preorder, priced at $449 for the 16GB WiFi version.

ThinkPad

The star of the threesome, it's an Android 3.1 tablet aimed squarely at the business set.  As such, they're selling it with an optional digitizing stylus that, fortunately, isn't as exorbitantly priced as the one on the HTC Flyer.

Details include your standard Android hardware: a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display (1280 x 800 resolution), a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 system on a chip, 1GB of RAM, dual cameras (2.0 megapixel in front and 5.0 megapixels in the back), WiFi, optional 3G, a USB port, an SD card slot, HDMI out, and a choice of storage (16GB, 32GB, 64GB).  It's now available for preorder, priced at $499 for the 16GB WiFi model, with the stylus going for an additional $30.

[Lenovo]