The ThinkPad brand is not all about laptops as the latest addition demonstrates. The ThinkPad 10 is a Windows 8 tablet that has everything you expect from Lenovo, and then some.
Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad 10 along with a line of accessories designed to ready the slate for the mobile worker. These include a cover and a couple of keyboard options that turn the ThinkPad 10 into a full ThinkPad laptop.
Intel Atom Processor Z3795 SoC Quad Core
10.1” (1,920 x 1,200) IPS
Front: 2MP; Rear: 8MP
Wi-fi a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0; HSPA+ (optional)
MicroHDMI; USB 2.0; MicroSD slot, audio
256.5mm x 177mm x 8.95mm (10.09in x 6.96in x 0.35in); weight 598gm (1.31lbs)
Up to 10 hours
Windows 8.1; Windows 8.1 Pro
At only 1.3 pounds, the ThinkPad 10 is a mobile solution that brings optional pen support to the conference table. With the latest Bay Trail technology, the tablet should be a reasonable performer while getting a claimed 10 hours of use on a battery charge.
The ThinkPad 10 is the successor of the ThinkPad Tablet 2, a tablet I found to be the best Windows tablet of its time. It's thin and light, a requirement for providing a good user experience as a tablet. It's the bigger sibling of the ThinkPad Tablet 8 which impressed me when I reviewed it.
"Customers want a versatile device that adapts to their way of life and offers uncompromised productivity whether in the office or on the move,” said Luis Hernandez, vice president and general manager, ThinkPad, Lenovo. “Our new ThinkPad 10 tablet marries business optimized features with a unique multimode design to offer an exceptional computing experience that allows users to work, play and create in virtually any environment. ThinkPad 10 is engineered for quality you can touch and measure and is designed to adapt to be what you need, when you need it."
Lenovo understands that Windows tablets need good keyboard options to take full advantage of the operating system. It's offering two options, an "Ultrabook" laptop dock that turns the ThinkPad 10 into a laptop when desired.