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Lenovo introduces 10-inch ThinkPad pro tablet

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Lenovo has launched a 10-inch version of its ThinkPad tablet. Running Windows 8.1, the ThinkPad 10 is aimed at professionals and business users. The use of the optional ThinkPad Tablet Dock allows you to connect an external display, mouse and keyboard, turning the tablet into a full-blown workstation. 

The built-in display offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and is covered by Gorilla Glass 3. The tablet's body is made from aluminium. Under the hood a quad-core Intel Atom processor and up to 4GB RAM power the Windows OS. Files can be stored on up to 128GB of internal memory. If that's not enough there is also a microSD card slot.

In terms of imaging, the ThinkPad 10 comes with an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-equivalent. Lenovo promises 10 hours of battery life and for data connection on the go there is a 3G/4G LTE1 wireless option. Other optional features include a fingerprint scanner and smart card reader. Corporate IT managers will be happy about VPN access control and the ability to prevent users from installing prohibited apps.

A host of accessories is available, too. A ruggedized case with adjustable hand strap will set you back $69 and the Quickshot case that automatically opens the camera app when you pull back its dog-eared corner is going to be yours for $50, the same amount as the optional pen. 

In terms of keyboards, you can choose from a keyboard case with chiclet keys for $129 or a thinner case, similar to the Microsoft Surface keyboard cases, for $119. The dock is $119 and the ThinkPad 10 itself will retail from June for $499.

Source: Lenovo | Via: GSM Arena


  

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Total comments: 38
ConanFuji
By ConanFuji (3 months ago)

My company offered me a Toshiba ultrabook with no touchscreen running on Win 7, and I was like, F'ck that ain't gonna do it for me.

I then asked them to get the Yoga2Pro and it's been amazing. I downloaded Asphalt 8 and Fifa2014. I mean what else does a man wants. It's super light laptop/tablet and it's turning everyone green with jealousy.

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cjhwang
By cjhwang (3 months ago)

I'm glad you're using your company asset to play games, very good for your company.

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ConanFuji
By ConanFuji (3 months ago)

Glad you think so too.

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CrashMaster
By CrashMaster (3 months ago)

I am sorry but almost all business users want a laptop. I use a Lenovo x1 and can't fault it. The tablets are probably going to be picked up by flash boys who want something different to the iPad to show off to their peer group.

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CrashMaster
By CrashMaster (3 months ago)

It looks like the processor Intel® Atomâ„¢ Processor Z 26000 is 1.8Ghz dual core. Not fast but good enough for most simple applications.

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PeterK70
By PeterK70 (3 months ago)

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro. I purchased Logitech wireless mouse and a Logitech wireless mobile keyboard and this way you work with it like you'd have a laptop.

I even like my combination much more than a laptop because the keyboard is not attached to the display as it is on a laptop.

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MikeFairbanks
By MikeFairbanks (3 months ago)

How fast is the processor. They didn't give a number. 4gb of RAM is fine, but not if it's a 1.blah ghz processor. I want 3plus or the mid 2s at the very least.

I just got my new desktop Dell (yes, a desktop is not portable) for $534 and has a 3.4ghz quad core i5, 8gb of ram, 1tb of storage and Windows 8.1. I realize it takes a super long extension cord to take it on a road trip, but still.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (3 months ago)

"How fast is the processor."

It's not an i3/i5 - that is, don't expect Surface Pro 2 speeds. Nevertheless, it's considerably cheaper and has a much more usable (16:10) screen.

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cjhwang
By cjhwang (3 months ago)

you pay a lot for portability. That's why you can get a MUCH more powerful Desktop for the same price of a Laptop.

This can replace your desktop if you only use it for Word/Excel/OneNote/Acrobat Pro and such, and that's pretty much a lot of "business" users use. (I'm not talking about developers/programmers/scientists)

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vlad0
By vlad0 (3 months ago)

64bit + 4GB ram ... should be good enough for desktop usage with that dock..

Good work Lenovo.

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Michael Piziak
By Michael Piziak (3 months ago)

Windows 8 ?
Nope, nada, not a chance

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vlad0
By vlad0 (3 months ago)

It actually works very well.. especially on a device like this.

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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (3 months ago)

well, it means you could run the full version of Adobe Photoshop...sounds tempting to me...

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cjhwang
By cjhwang (3 months ago)

so... you plan on using TOUCH UI on a Windows 7?

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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (3 months ago)

This is Windows 8.1 and you could use the dock and use mouse/keyboard if you wanted to.

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zodiacfml
By zodiacfml (3 months ago)

Oh no, the dock is too expensive.

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Spectro
By Spectro (3 months ago)

Just got a hp omni for 340, but this dBis better. 4gb of ram is something worth the 500. Most if not all atom tablet only have 2gb now. Most lenovo aren t 1900x1200 at this price now either. Atom is still faster then snapdragon or any risc chip, but window has bigger os overhead then andriod or ios.

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Johnny in L.A.
By Johnny in L.A. (3 months ago)

It would have been a much better *business* tablet if it were 4:3 like the iPad and not widescreen.

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vlad0
By vlad0 (3 months ago)

16:10 is probably best for the size of the screen..

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (3 months ago)

"16:10 is probably best for the size of the screen.."

Yup, the biggest advantage of this device (along with being cheapish) compared to the 16:9 Surface Pro 2 is the 16:10 screen.

Too bad

- there aren't faster, i5-based and/or 8GB RAM-equipped versions (at an extra cost, of course).

- there's no pen silo in the tablet itself.

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cjhwang
By cjhwang (3 months ago)

I'm just glad 16:10 is coming back. I can't stand 16:9 on a tablet.

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DavidFong
By DavidFong (3 months ago)

4:3 ratio is okay for watching re-runs of television series shot with 20th century aspect ratios, or for playing solitaire and Candy Crush Saga during plane flights.

But to read business, or any other serious document designed to also be read on A4 size paper, 16:10 is much more suitable.

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Johnny in L.A.
By Johnny in L.A. (3 months ago)

For business documents, I find 16:10 too narrow in portrait mode and too short in landscape mode. The standard US paper size has a 1.29 ratio. A4 paper size is 1.41. A 4:3 tablet is 1.33, and a 16:10 tablet is 1.6. So already 4:3 is not as square for US paper as it could be, and 16:10 is quite far away (and even from A4 paper size). If you want the extra width of 16:10 and don't mind scrolling more, or you read a lot of spreadsheets, then I can see how you would prefer 16:10. But the reason so many tablets are 16:10 and 16:9 is for movies and games, not documents. That drives the tablet market.

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Adamantsel
By Adamantsel (3 months ago)

Lenovo acquired IBM's PC business unit in 2005, at the same time, acquiring the right to use the "ThinkPad" brand for a period of five years. So what's up with this name?

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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (3 months ago)

seems they must have expanded the right to use the name, I think some of their Laptops are also still called ThinkPad.

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cjhwang
By cjhwang (3 months ago)

hopefully they keep renewing. Thinkpad Support is still done by IBM (US call center), and it is one of the best in the business. Lenovo support on the other hand... is done in the usual India call-center.

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David Hurt
By David Hurt (3 months ago)

So, they think they will outsell Samsung, ASUS & FRapple??

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chiane
By chiane (3 months ago)

Why on earth do they have to outsell them all?

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (3 months ago)

"So, they think they will outsell Samsung, ASUS & FRapple??"

These tablets are meant for entirely different people. Hence even the "business" in the title above...

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utomo99
By utomo99 (3 months ago)

Why still using atom? Atom is not fast enough.
USB and hdmi port better on the main body instead on dock

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bwl
By bwl (3 months ago)

Atom is 64 bit capable and available now - ARM is not.

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zodiacfml
By zodiacfml (3 months ago)

It's quad core and has a better architecture compared to Atoms of the past.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (3 months ago)

"Atom is 64 bit capable and available now - ARM is not."

He meant true Intel Core i5's used in the MS Surface Pro's. While the new 64-bit Atoms can already address 4GB of RAM (unlike the 32-bit ones used in tons of today's inexpensive Windows 8 tabs, which could only access 2GB), it's still a far cry away from the 8GB RAM of Surface 2 Pros.

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cjhwang
By cjhwang (3 months ago)

I have a Thinkpad Tablet 2 with a slower Atom than this update model. I can run Word, OneNote, Sketchbook Pro, Acrobat Pro (for editing and annotating) all just fine.

Lenovo is aiming at "business" users which will mostly use Word/OneNote/Excel/Acrobat. And for that Atom is enough.

Lenovo is not trying to sell these to run Photoshop or any graphic/CPU intensive programs. There are other i5 Win8 tablets out there that can do that.

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Biowizard
By Biowizard (3 months ago)

Why is there no mention of whether this uses the Canon or Nikon lens mount? ... ;-)

Brian

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Karroly
By Karroly (3 months ago)

Basic features like focal length and maximum aperture are not mentioned too...

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gskolenda
By gskolenda (3 months ago)

Does it have USB host so it could read jump drives?
How about HDMI IN?

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (3 months ago)

"Does it have USB host so it could read jump drives?"

Even Windows RT supports USB host.

"How about HDMI IN?"

Nope. Nevertheless, if you meant being able to capture external HDMI signals, you can buy inexpensive HDMI USB digitizers if you don't need uncompressed recording. For example, I've been using the cheap Elgato Game Capture HD for 1080p30 / 720p60 HDMI capturing. It's working great. Of course, it's not for filmmakers as it uses compression. They should go for something much more expensive.

Or, if you meant being used as a HDMI monitor (essentially as a "dumb" screen), very few tablets allow for that. (USB digitizers can't be used for such purposes - they have serious lag and low framerate when mirroring their input to the host PC's screen.)

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