Taking some small inspiration from Microsoft’s last Surface tablet, the Lenovo Thinkpad 10 has a 10.1-inch Full HD touchscreen, supports a digitiser pen, and can be bought with a magnetic cover that can wake the tablet from sleep mode.
The Windows 8.1 tablet runs a quad-core Intel Atom Z3795 processor, so it’s a little less powerful than the Surface Pro 2 of late 2013. It’s otherwise largely competitive, and it’s relatively reasonably priced at $799 for the 64GB Wi-Fi version with 2GB of RAM. The optional keyboard dock will cost extra, as well the step-up version with 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. If you want a proper business convertible tablet, you’ll also want the 4G mobile broadband upgrade — it’s great to see Lenovo including these features throughout its various products, by the way.
The ThinkPad 10 should be equally at home working away in an office cubicle, taking notes in the coffee shop or tapping away on the train thanks to the typical Lenovo fleet of accessories — including the Quickshot Cover, Tablet Dock, Ultrabook Keyboard and the aforementioned Digitiser Pen. Like any Lenovo buying all the goodies will set you back a pretty penny, of course.
Lenovo claims 10 hours of battery life from the 33Wh cell inside the ThinkPad 10, which isn’t removable. Any version of the tablet that you buy is around 600g, so while it’s not exactly a featherweight it’s a lot lighter than any Ultrabook on the market right now. It’s not what I’d call a bargain, but considering the soon-to-be-superseded Surface Pro 2 still costs $1100+ you’ll get a significant discount with the ThinkPad 10. [Lenovo]