Lenovo has just announced its latest “premium multimode business tablet’, the Lenovo ThinkPad 10. The device is only the second in the Lenovo tablet lineup this year, with the smaller ThinkPad 8 released in January.
Coming at time close to the release of Microsoft Surface Pro 2, the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 aims to serve as a Windows tablet alternative. The ThinkPad 10 can be considered a “premium” tablet as far as specifications are concerned. It bears a 10-inch Full HD screen (1920×1080 pixel resolution) covered in durable Gorilla Glass. Under the hood is a quad-core Intel Atom processor and the tablet runs on the latest Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro, both with 64-bit support. As for memory, there are options of either 2GB or 4GB of RAM with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. There is an 8 megapixel primary camera and 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet also comes with a stylus along with a microSD slot, USB 2.0 and HDMI connections. Adding to the premium feel is the aluminium build of the slate.
There are several additional accessories that make the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 an attractive option for consumers, with additional cost of course. The tablet has a three unique types of covers; the Quickshot cover that turns on the camera when a corner is folded down to expose it, the Rugged Case for high durability and a Touch case. There are also two keyboard options on offer; the Ultrabook keyboard with short-throw mechanical keys and stylus-storage slot as well as the the portable Compact Bluetooth keyboard. Another key accessory is the tablet dock, which can turn the ThinkPad 10 into an all-in-one PC when you add in a mouse and a keyboard.
The Lenovo ThinkPad will be retailing for $599 when released in June on the online Lenovo store and at selected retailers. As we see it, the ThinkPad 10 seems like a very impressive device that can give other Windows tablets a run for their money.