Lenovo goes back on its word and shows off an IdeaPad Windows 7 slate, we go hands-on
byJoanna Stern||January 4th 2011 at 5:15pmJanuary 4th 2011 5:15 pm
Remember when Lenovo said it wasn't going to do a Windows 7 slate product? We do too, but apparently the company has had a change of heart regarding Microsoft's operating system for tablets and has brought a 10.1-inch Windows 7 slate to CES. The IdeaPad tablet, which doesn't have a name right now, will be powered by Intel's forthcoming Oak Trail Atom processor and will run Windows 7 Home Premium with Lenovo's own application skin. We don't have any other real details on the tablet -- it isn't expected until May -- but we did get a chance to check out the touchscreen slab this morning. The build of the device was very similar to the Android Le Pad with a tapered plastic back and metal sides, but the 1280 x 800-resolution capacitive touchscreen has an active digitzer and comes with a stylus. Lenovo didn't have details on who was making that digitizer, but the battery-powered pen worked very nicely for doodling on screen and taking some test notes in WordPad. We could go on about the touch experience or we could just let you see for yourself in the video after the break.