Lenovo’s ThinkPad 10 Tablet: A Hybrid Mobility Solution at $600
Lenovo recently unveiled the ThinkPad 10 which is the successor to the ThinkPad Tablet 2. Weighing at around only 1.3 pounds, it features a plethora of optional accessories and solves mobility issues like no other.
The front panel of the device boasts a 1920 x 1200 pixel native resolution, 10.1-inch LCD display covered in Gorilla Glass and is encased in an 8.9mm thick aluminum body shell with black and red accents.
Furthermore, the tablet features front- and rear-facing cameras (2 megapixels and 8 megapixels, respectively) and runs on an Intel quad-core Z3795 Atom “Bay Trail” processor which enables the tablet to brag a respectable 10 hours of battery life.
The tablet comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1, offers 3G and 4G LTE wireless capability, and is equipped with either 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and your choice of 64GB or 128GB SSD internal storage space.
The ThinkPad 10 is not your ordinary tablet gadget, this hybrid is designed with a philosophy of fulfilling all your mobility needs. Lenovo fully intends on releasing a wide variety of accessories to compliment the tablet in this regards which includes a digitizer pen, a finger-print reader, and a smart card reader.
The Ultrabook keyboard, a must buy accessory is to be sold for $129, which features a standard touchpad, a functional QWERT Keyboard, and best of all, it enables the ThinkPad 10 to be folded for easy carrying.
Another keyboard variant is available to users in the appearance of a $119 touch case while incorporates a touch-sensitive keyboard, similar to the likes of a Microsoft Surface keyboard.
Another accessory which the ThinkPad 10 Tablet users will be able to take full advantage of is the $119 tablet dock. In essence, this is a very powerful accessory which will give users the option to either transform the tablet into a desktop PC by providing connections for a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and Ethernet, or using it as a prop for a video or PowerPoint demonstration.
For photography enthusiasts, Lenovo plans on releasing a $59 Quickshot cover which features a foldable back corner to expose the camera lens for easy on-the-go photography.
For protection, safety and mobility purposes, Lenovo has assured users of a $69 sturdy case which features a firm outer layer to shield the device from bumps and a built-in hand strap.
Despite incorporating modest processing hardware, the ThinkPad 10 distinguishes itself from the competition thanks to the plethora of optional accessories available to users which enhance its usability by ten folds.
In a nutshell, the ThinkPad 10 is a well designed mobile solution that does it all. Although the final release date has yet to be confirmed, Lenovo intends on releasing it sometime in June, and pricing it at around $600.