Among the many Lenovo attractions at CES, one that was rather unexpected was a new piece of slate hardware running Windows 7.
Wait, didn’t Lenovo say NO WAY to Windows 7 on a slate, just back in October? Indeed they did, but things do change with time and this is effectively a pre-production design that isn’t committed to be a finished product.
What we know is that this model features a 10.1-inch 1280×800 screen, dual-core Intel Atom N570 1.6GHz CPU, 1.3MP webcam, USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, and microSD slot. Storage is handled with a 32GB or 64GB SSD, much like the LePad. Somewhat surprisingly, the battery is removable and Lenovo calls for up to 6.5 hours. Most other slates, though they are generally smaller, don’t have a removable battery. Kudos Lenovo!
Hit the source link below for some more first-hand analysis by our friends at PCMag, or check out the video at the top of the post for some footage of Lenovo’s first Win7 slate.