Leaked Lenovo Windows 8 Tablet Could Also Hint at What's Inside Surface

Microsoft Surface is one of the most exciting products we've heard about in a long time, but for everything the company did to whet our appetite, it left us with plenty of questions about the tablet's guts, too. Tech In 5 has obtained what appear to be leaked slides detailing the forthcoming Lenovo "Windows 8 ThinkPad Tabet 2." Could this be our first look at what Surface and its competition will look like inside?

Even though Lenovo goes to pains to compare the Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet to an iPad, its real competition will be Microsoft Surface. In particular, it's interesting to hear about the tablet's chipset. It packs an Intel Cloverview Dual Core Atom processor. Atom processors are notorious battery killers, but Lenovo seems to think that it can get 10 hours out of the tablet.

Leaked Lenovo Windows 8 Tablet Could Also Hint at What's Inside Surface

What else? The 10.1-inch tablet is 9.8mm thick (slightly more than the 9.3mm Surface) and weighs 24 ounces (the same). The screen has 1366 x 768 resolution, which is slightly higher than 720p but lower than Surface's 1080p display. It's got 2GB of memory, built-in stereo speakers, an HD front-facing camera, NFC, and, why not, a fingerprint reader.

There's no word on when this tablet might ship or what it'll cost, but reason says you can expect it shortly after Windows 8 is released at the end of October. [Neowin via Techin5]