Lenovo wants to challenge the giant Microsoft by releasing a more expensive tablet that will run on Windows 10 OS. ThinkPad 10 will cost $549 and it’s expected to be released in August, featuring a 10.1inches display that will support a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. Since it’s larger than the Surface 3, it will be a great replacement for a laptop. Here’s a comparison between the two devices.
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
The tablet will come in two variants of chipsets: Intel Atom Z8500, with a quad core processor clocked at 1.44GHz, but whose speed can be increased up to 2.24GHz, and Intel Atom Z8700 with a superior quad core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, which can be increased up to 2.6GHz. Also, both chipsets are built on 64bit architecture, being part of the Cherry Trail family, known being manufactured using 14mm process. This means that they consume less power and they’re more efficient. The ThinkPad 10 has two variants of RAM capacities, 2GB and 4GB and storage options of 64GB or 128GB. The tablet has stereo speakers and two cameras of 5MP on the back with LED flash and 1.3MP on the front. It has (an optional) LTE modem, plus a microSD card slot for storage expansion and the battery is 32 Wh (8,600 mAh), to keep the tablet alive for 10 hours. The users will be able to buy all kinds of accessories for the upcoming Lenovo ThinkPad 10.
Microsoft’s tablet is priced at $499 and comes with a 10.8inches Full HD display (1920×1280 pixels), it’s powered by an Intel Atom x7-Z8700 quad core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, which is coupled with Intel HD Graphics and 2GB or 4GB of RAM. Its internal memory comes in variants of 64GB and 128GB, which support expansion up to 200GB, the cameras are 8MP on the back and 3.5MP on the front, but LED flash is missing. The battery has the same lifespan, meaning that you will spend 10 hours playing videos, surfing the internet or doing whatever you want. However, the device comes loaded with Windows 8.1 64-bit OS. If you want to use it as a laptop, you will buy a special physical keyboard separately.