Lenovo reportedly planning 23-inch tablet for this year (updated)

Lenovo reportedly planning 23-inch tablet for this year (updated)

Summary: Do you wish the 10.1-inch Lenovo LePad was just a bit bigger? Would a 23-inch tablet do the trick?

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Do you wish the 10.1-inch Lenovo LePad was just a bit bigger? Would a 23-inch tablet do the trick?

Considering the LePad is already a forgotten gadget these days, the idea of a 23-inch slate from Lenovo seems a bit ridiculous. We do know that a slimmer LePad 2 is due out this year, but this likely isn't it.

However, TechRadar reports that Lenovo is planning to release a 23-inch tablet later this year, citing multiple potential uses for the product as it could be moved from "room to room and used on tables."

Being used as an all-in-one desktop sounds like the most practical function, but something like this might be better for designers and other professional purposes rather than home computing and entertainment. It also could be a portable and travel-friendly version of Microsoft's Surface touch screen table. Let's just hope Lenovo's tablet is cheaper.

Do you have any interest in a 23-inch tablet?

UPDATE: We can all keep dreaming about this for now, but don't hold your breath on such a release from Lenovo this year. It's not happening.

Topics: Tablets, Hardware, Laptops, Lenovo, Mobility

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  • Very cool if they can get the price down, run it on quad-core Arm for

    instance. Put it on a stand, it is a destop. Put it on a table, it is a surface computer, with lots of two player games possible. Heck, put it on the wall at times and it is a large picture frame. The key is to cut the price to the bone by using Arm.
    DonnieBoy
    • RE: Lenovo reportedly planning 23-inch tablet for this year

      @DonnieBoy
      The key is also battery life... a 23 inch screen can't run that long.
      Hasam1991
      • Well, in a 23 inch form factor, you WILL be able to put a bigger battery,

        but, we might have to settle for 5 hours instead of 10 hours for an iPad.
        DonnieBoy
      • RE: Lenovo reportedly planning 23-inch tablet for this year

        @Hasam1991
        Sure it can. Larger space means larger or more batteries. Actually, since the computing components aren't bigger, there's more room for batteries as a percentage of total space, so it's likely that it could last LONGER than smaller tablets.
        Software Architect 1982
    • HP is already doing that without ARM

      @DonnieBoy
      for somthing like you just talked about ARM is meaningless (even irrelevent) as what cost do you think an ARM chip relates to to system overall? the touch screen and everything else drawfs them.

      So what, save 50 dollars overall on an $899 computer with an AMD quad core in it?

      Sure I'd jump on it in a second if the price went down to $849 running an ARM processor!
      Will Farrell
      • No need for x86 anyway. If you can save 50 bucks, AND longer battery life,

        less heat, why NOT.
        DonnieBoy
  • Another great use is for people that need to work at remote sites, and need

    to be able to carry in a full size screen, with keyboard, mouse, and get to work.
    DonnieBoy
    • In a remote field?

      @DonnieBoy
      Why not just carry a 17" laptop? Or an HP Touchsmart PC? Or an iMac?
      What would be compelling about this that others existing systems can't do?
      Will Farrell
      • A 23 inch tablet would be a LOT nicer!!!!! And, you put it on a stand and

        use a normal keyboard, normal mouse.
        DonnieBoy
      • You're right Donnieboy, as long as it can run Windows

        @Will Farrell
        people will be able to get work done, so it's a good idea!
        Will Farrell
    • RE: Lenovo reportedly planning 23-inch tablet for this year

      @DonnieBoy It looks like people still don't get the point of a "tablet" computer. If it needs a keyboard and a mouse, then it ISN'T A TABLET
      lelandhendrix
  • Big fingers too

    I heard that Lou Ferrigno wants one because the iPad is too small to fit in his lap.
    Robert Hahn
  • RE: Lenovo reportedly planning 23-inch tablet for this year

    Wow that's over four times the drinks you can serve your friends on the fancy tray
    Alan Smithie
  • RE: Lenovo reportedly planning 23-inch tablet for this year

    seems a bit large to use comfortably while moving around
    doh123
    • RE: Lenovo reportedly planning 23-inch tablet for this year

      @doh123

      More than a bit large for that. The iPad is still a little large for carrying-and-working activity. Trying to hold this with one hand and use it with the other would be absurd. You would need a big handle right in the middle of the back of the device, like some kind of spartan shield, just to attempt it.
      SlithyTove
    • You're missing the point

      @doh123 Clearly their target demographic isn't the guy on the train or sitting by the pool catching up on email

      This would have to be targeted toward group conference room use, folks who need a (relatively) portable interactive board for client meetings, movable interactive displays, etc.

      Hardly a "tablet" - more like a portable all-in-one
      archangel9999
  • Future Desktop

    Desktop of the future!!!!! :D

    Not sure if I would actually buy one (price) but it would look cool inset into my desktop.
    Definitely needs an HDMI out so I can also link it to my wall unit....
    rhonin
  • RE: Lenovo reportedly planning 23-inch tablet for this year

    it's the "iLenovo"....Can't be missed carrying it....Serves as a picknic table, bar stool.
    MeYou-AND-Them
  • Needs a Target app

    The app could show a big bullseye. Then you could lean the tablet against the barn and shoot at it.
    MC_z
  • RE: Lenovo reportedly planning 23-inch tablet for this year

    I would absolutely love something like this. My key need for a tablet computer is something I can draw on (digital artwork), and a canvas of this size would be great. That's a market none of the tablet makers seem at all interested in catering to, digital artists, which astounds me. Sure, I can buy a Cintiq from Wacom, but they're ridiculously expensive and not at all portable.

    Another thing these would be useful for is, as was mentioned, a "miniature" Surface clone. While it wouldn't necessarily be a huge market, a college team has created an application for the Dungeons & Dragons game where it can be played on the Microsoft Surface platform interactively. It has been demoed at a number of comic/gaming conventions and the gaming community has buzzed about it. This is another market that would happily scoop up a product like this if it were reasonably priced. (Yes, many adults do still play Dungeons & Dragons, no need to flame, thanks.)
    MichelliL