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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.