We knew that ASUS would be far from the only manufacturer working on a new tablet featuring the beastly NVIDIA Tegra 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich, and Engadget got their hands on some exclusive details of an upcoming Lenovo tablet that looks to give the Transformer Prime a run for its money. The tablet, said to be out by the end of the year, not only packs the Tegra 3, but 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a full-size USB port, a "fusion-skin body," and a fingerprint scanner/optical joystick on the backside, all powered by Android 4.0.

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Sorry, no pics of the front. Seems some leakers happen to "skip" the important details.

The most interesting feature of this slate is undoubtedly the fingerprint scanner/optical trackpad on the backside. While this is an interesting design choice, its use seems practical in nature -- but it's hard to say for sure until we spend some hands-on time with the device.

Unfortunately, there's no word of a suggested price for this seemingly-impressive device, but I imagine it will be pretty competitive with the Prime. Given the choice between the two (and assuming they have similar price points), which would you choose -- the razor thin, keyboard boasting Prime, or the Lenovo tablet, with an on-device USB port and and extra geebee of RAM?

[Engadget]