Lenovo working on Windows 8-powered ThinkPad

Lenovo working on Windows 8-powered ThinkPad

A new ThinkPad will soon be available after Lenovo and Intel teamed up to produce a tablet which will run on the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.

The device will be aimed at business customers, and it is expected that chips based on the x86 architecture will be used as they offer backward compatibility, according to Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager of the ThinkPad business unit.

This will allow users the new ThinkPad to run and support legacy applications which are currently running on Windows operating systems.

Speaking to the IDG News Service, David Daoud, research director of personal computing at IDC, said that a Windows 8 ThinkPad could easily fit into the business environment.

He added that if the current trend of consumers moving to a tablet environment continues, then PC makers with business clients need to have a suite of products which fit the bring your own device model.

Lenovo has also announced that it has a new range of ThinkPad laptops, including ultraportables, entries in the mid-size T Series and mobile workstations.