Lenovo is selling the ThinkPad tablet from as little as £239 in what looks like a clearance sale. The tablet has the same basic specification as most first-generation dual-core tablets with an important difference; it has 3G capabilities thanks to a built-in Ericsson WWAN modem.
The Thinkpad tablet has a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1GHz with 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage and a standard SD card slot. There's even a full-size USB port, a micro-USB one and a mini HDMI port.
A tablet pen is provided for the 10.1in, 1,280 x 800-pixel IPS display, which is covered with Corning Gorilla glass. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 2-cell battery with an estimated battery life of eight hours, a front 2-megapixel camera and a rear 5-megapixel one. It runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb and is bundled with a few Lenovo-branded applications.
Some readers may have noticed that the device shares the same specification as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 except for the Android 4.0 ICS OS and the longer 10 hours battery life. In comparison, the cheapest Apple 3G tablet costs a whopping £429 and is an iPad 2. Large screen 3G tablets are generally on sale in the region of £400.