We knew Lenovo will ask a premium for its ThinkPad-branded tablet; nevertheless we were surprised when they announced the price – $479 will get you the basic model, which comes with Wi-Fi only connectivity, 16GB of built-in storage and no digitizer pen. To get that stylus, you’ll have to add another $30 bucks, which drives your total bill to $509. What’s more, presuming you need more space, the 32 gig version will get $589 out of your pocket (digital pen included). Needless to say, a separate keyboard is not part of the deal and it could be yours for an additional $99.
Kinda outrageous when you see what other OEMs are offering. Hopefully some carrier will pick the ThinkPad tablet and offer it for a more reasonable price when bundled with a contract.
In the meantime, those who don’t mind paying a premium will have to wait for August 23rd to get their ThinkPad fix… And you can get more information on Lenovo’s business-centric Android tablet from this page.
[Via: Unwired View]