toggle

AAPL Stock: 122.99 ( -0.39 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Lenovo outs IdeaPad P1 with Windows 7, shunts it to workers

updated 12:00 am EDT, Wed July 20, 2011

Lenovo IdeaPad P1 a last gasp for Win 7 tablets

Lenovo contributed a third model to its tablet introductions early Wednesday with a lone Intel model. The 10-inch IdeaPad P1 will be one of the last Windows 7 tablets and support both finger-touch and an optional pen. It carries an unnamed 1.5GHz Intel chip (likely an Atom Z670) and will be slightly bulkier than Android models at 0.57 inches thick and a weight just under two pounds.

The company is scarce on most details but is conspicuously shifting it away from home users, where the IdeaPad K1 is seen as a better rival to the iPad. It's considered an ideal option for those who want to work with Office as well as a handful of extras like Flash and HD video.

Timing is unusual for the P1; the design we tried in January won't be available until the fall, just months before Windows 8 arrives. Lenovo didn't say to Electronista whether the new IdeaPad would run Windows 8, although any models that last until mid-2012 would be capable of running the upgrade.

The IdeaPad P1's strategy follows a similar pattern to that of the HP Slate 500. Where it was originally shown as a home model, it was eventually pushed to business and moved back to nearly a year after it was first shown. Unofficially, it's suspected that the lack of a true touch-optimized Windows interface, as well as power-hungry Atom processors, has led them to back away from direct competition with Apple.










by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    They're never gonna give up

    on trying to push Windows 7 tablets to consumers, despite the consumers always pushing back hard. It's a damn Windows netbook without a keyboard. Why the heck would consumers want something like that after they've already tossed their netbooks for iPads?

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

Entry-level 27-inch Retina iMac

The 27-inch Apple iMac with 5K Retina display is already one of the best value-for-money Macs that Apple has ever released. It was som ...

toggle

Most Commented