Ever since Apple started manufacturing iPads, Google and Microsoft quickly joined the fray in a bid to get a piece of the big device pie. The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 is the latest competitor of the iPad, and it just might be the apt opponent for Apple.
The Lenovo 10 ThinkPad is a Windows 8.1 tablet that has a 10.1 inch screen. It is an advanced version of the ThinkPad 8 from Lenovo. This device comes with improved features and numerous accessories you are likely to enjoy using. This tablet features an aluminum finish as well as red accents. The idea behind creating the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 was centered on making this a business tablet. Hence, this device comes with not less than 5 accessories. It has a capable ten finger touch control and a stylus control digitizer pen.
A Closer Look at the Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Multiple Cases and Docks
The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 comes with not one, but two cases. It has a stiff but functional touch case, almost similar to the Microsoft touch-based cover. Nevertheless, the difference with this rendition is that it comes with clear markings between touch keys as well as a very soft surface to touch, which makes it very easy to type with.
The second is a quick shot cover, which was also available in the Lenovo ThinkPad 8. It comes in the same miniature flap that does the same job, which is to flip and flap to automatically enable the camera. This is ideal if you plan to take a lot of photos using this tablet, not to forget the 8 megapixel shooter that features flash and autofocus.
There is also a dock available. It is similar to tablet docks in other Lenovo models. These docks include HDMI ports, Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 charger point. It also comes with the ultra-book keyboard which is a non-automatic keyboard dock which has two slots to fit the ThinkPad 10 perfectly. One port provides the laptop mode whereas the other provides a stand mode.
While the accessories and external features may set this ThinkPad version apart, what really matters is what is inside. There rests some powerful innards behind the IPS touchscreen with resolution 1920 x 1080.
The ThinkPad 10 tablet comes with a quad-core processor, with 4 Gigabytes RAM and a 128GB of flash storage. On the front side, it features a 2MP webcam that has a 720p video resolution, which complements the hi-resolution snapper at the back.
When it comes to connectivity, this slate is equipped with USB 2.0, micro HDMI as well as a card reader and an 802.1 a/b/g/n WiFi. This makes this device much more expandable than some tablets from competitors. Lenovo also promises up to 10 hours of battery life.
This Thinkpad 10 from Lenovo costs about $599, which is about 355 Euros or AU$639. This price does not cover the cost of the accessories, which range anywhere between $129 and $569. This can drive the price off the roof if you need a fully functional device.
The ThinkPad 10 is without a doubt a sturdy and stylish tablet that any business person would be proud to own. However, the abundance in accessories may by just too much for some users. Nonetheless, it is definitely a device worth owning.