Reports have more to say on the device, though not overmuchThe web is the place where some information surfaced on a future tablet that may or may not turn out to be the same as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1.
Engadget claims to have gotten an exclusive scoop at what will, eventually, be Lenovo's Kal-El-powered tablet.
This also seems to be a somewhat more informative leak than the one behind the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and the ultrabooks bound for May, next year (2012).
Where those were spotted because someone just up and decided to look at some code lines, this one has information from a “little birdie” of unclear identity.
Engadget decided to conceal the name of whoever it was that gave it the information, which is understandable enough.
What it has to say is that Lenovo will, indeed, release an Android tablet based on the newest Tegra platform from NVIDIA.
For those who haven't gotten up to date on it, it is the latest and greatest ARM-based processor with a powerful mobile GPU, hence its 'five-core' label.
The Lenovo slate didn't get a name, but it should be called IdeaPad or LePad or something along those lines.
The quad-core platform operates at 1.6 GHz and is backed by 2 GB of DDR3 RAM (random access memory), whose own clock speed is 1,600 MHz.
A camera is on the back (there is probably one on the front too) and a fingerprint scanner is added to the mix as well, doubling as an optical joystick on the flat back.
The product has a screen size of 10.1 inches, the standard size, but the resolution of the LCD was not mentioned.
What Engadget did say, though this isn't such a big shock, is that the tablet will be loaded with the Ice Cream Sandwich OS (Google's Android 4.0, as it is otherwise known).