Lenovo in March launched its LePad tablet in its domestic Chinese market and said the device will be available to international customers starting in June. The Lenovo LePad device features a 10.1-inch screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and was unveiled at a press event that only included Chinese media.
In April, leaked Lenovo product roadmaps emerged online showing Lenovo's intentions to enter the tablet game in the U.S. However, the unfortunately-named LePad device appears to have been replaced with the more recognizable ThinkPad moniker, which currently pervades the enterprise space. Also listed as the Lenovo Think Slate, the 0.55 inch-thick, 1.6 pound device comes with a 10.1-inch IPS capacitive touch-screen display and targets mobile business users -- an end user category where Apple may be vulnerable, given its lack of support for connectivity options such as USB. In addition, Lenovo has its second-generation tablet will be both lighter and thinner compared to the first-generation LePad-- much like Apple's iPad 2 compared to its predecessor.