Lenovo has announced the Thinkpad 10, which improves upon the sore points of the Thinkpad Tablet 2. The Thinkpad Tablet 2 was already impressive, but Lenovo has decided to take it a step further and fix the shortcomings of the Thinkpad Tablet 2.
It is a hybrid, meaning it can fulfill the functions of both a Tablet and a Laptop (Though it does not mean it fulfills them perfectly).
The first major improvement comes with the screen,which is now a 10 inch Full HD (1920*1200 pixel) beauty. This is a massive improvement over the10 inch HD (1366*768 pixels) screen of the Thinkpad Tablet 2.
The processor too has been upgraded to a Quad-Core Intel Baytrail processor. The Maximum RAM Threshold is now 4GB, up from the 2GB of the previous version.
Like before, it has a 8MP camera on the back and a 2MP camera on the front.
It has upto 128GB of SSD storage, which can be expanded further by MicroSD card. It also includes a Digitizer Pen, though there isn’t a space anymore in the chassis for storing it (Some accessories do include a space for storing the Pen, however). You have the option of having an always on internet connection (3G/4G).
It runs the Pro Version of Windows 8.
Lenovo is offering several accessories for the Thinkpad 10 and some of them really standout. There is the Ultrabook Keyboard case, which can turn your Thinkpad 10 into a full fledged laptop (Albeit a cramped one at that). It offers a Chiclet style keyboard.It now connects physically too, as opposed to the Bluetooth connection of the previous model.
There are other accessories too, such as the Touch Keyboard, which offers a Surface-style keyboard. Should you feel like using your Tablet’s camera a lot (Seriously?), there is also a Quickshot case, which starts the camera app as soon as you open the flap over the Camera. Neat, right?
There is also a dock station for expanding your Thinkpad’s port arsenal with three more USB 3.0 ports and a HDMI port along with an Ethernet one for good measure. It costs $119, The Ultrabook Keyboard case, the Touch Keyboard and the Quickshot case cost $129, $119 and $59 respectively.
The Lenovo Tablet 10 itself will start at a hefty $599, which would become $728 if you buy the Ultrabook Keyboard Case (Which you should buy, since without it, it will just be another tablet).