When it launches in October, it will boast an Intel Core CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, and will be less than one inch thick, weighing under 1.36kg.
Lenovo is yet to reveal pricing but said it will be around $US1200.
HP announced early last month its first Windows 8 tablet will be an x86 model aimed at businesses, and said it is looking at making ARM tablets running Windows RT.
Earlier this year, rumours emerged HP was working on its Slate 8, an x86-powered tablet with a 10.1-inch screen.
The tablet shown in the video and photo aligns with reports of the Slate 8’s design, boasting a metallic body with black antenna section for 3G/4G capability. The tablet has been reported to be 9.2mm thick with up to 10 hours battery life.
The Lifebook T902, on the other hand, offers a lot more heft, with a 13-inch display and optional 4G.
The Windows 8 tablet device comes with a magnetic keyboard dock and pen support. It comes with 10 hours of battery life and a 2MP and 8MP camera.
Most significantly, it will run on an x86 chip rather than ARM, meaning it will come with the full Windows 8 over the RT version.
The 10in, 9.8mm slate will run on an Intel Atom x86 chip and will launch in October alongside the debut of Microsoft’s next-gen operating system.
The tablet will replace Lenovo’s Android-based ThinkPad tablet. Key specs include 2MP and 8MP cameras, micro-HDMI, as well as a 10 hour battery life and 1366 x 768 IPS display. The tablet will come with 4G capability but is unlikely to be compatible with Australia’s LTE networks.
It will retain the stylus seen with its predecessor, and can be bundled with an optional keyboard, as well as a dock with three USB ports and an Ethernet jack. Pricing is yet to be revealed.
Microsoft is yet to reveal prices for the device, saying only it will launch in October alongside Windows 8, but a Swedish retailer last month leaked the price of the devices online.
According to the retailer, the 32GB Windows RT model will reportedly retail for around $A977 - a lower price point than the comparable laptop/tablet hybrid Asus Transformer Pad Infinity ($A999), while the top end 128GB Windows 8 hybrid device will sell for around $A2097.
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