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Lenovo's ThinkPad 10 will come with optional LTE support

At this year’s CES, Lenovo rolled out its ThinkPad 8 tablet running Windows 8.1. The device offers up an 8.3”, 1920x1200 display along with a quad-core Intel Atom Z3770 (1.46GHz) processor and up to 128GB of internal storage.
 
Now we’ve gotten word that Lenovo plans to make available a slightly larger version of its business-oriented tablet. The new ThinkPad 10 made an early appearance on Lenovo’s Australian website (however, it was quickly taken down) and packs in hardware specs that are similar to its smaller brother.

 
The ThinkPad 10 will come equipped with a 1920x1200 display and will also be configurable with up to 128GB of storage. However, the processor will clock in slightly faster at 1.6GHz thanks to its Intel Atom Z3795 quad-core processor.
 
The larger body will allow the ThinkPad 10 to offer optional LTE connectivity and pen input according to Engadget. The ThinkPad 10 will also offer a number of optional hardware accessories including a keyboard dock and a keyboard case.
 
Seeing as how Lenovo hasn’t made an official announcement for the ThinkPad 10, we don’t have any pricing information to divulge at this time. However, do expect to pay a premium over the $399 price of entry for the ThinkPad 8.

Sources: Engadget, Lenovo



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Looks good
By retrospooty on 4/28/2014 10:24:00 AM , Rating: 2
I am thinking about this to replace my wifes old T400... Depending on price and reviews... Also how easily compactable the kb add on is.




RE: Looks good
By DukeN on 4/28/2014 11:05:46 AM , Rating: 2
Wouldn't a Surface 1 at a $399 price fit the bill (goes on sale frequently)?


RE: Looks good
By domboy on 4/28/2014 12:21:49 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Wouldn't a Surface 1 at a $399 price fit the bill (goes on sale frequently)?


I would say no to that.

This device kind of sits in the middle between the two different Surface models. This is an Atom-based machine running Windows 8.1... so it has the battery life of the Surface RT/2 and the x86 compatibility of the Surface Pro/Pro2. It's also probably closer and weight and thickness to the Surface RT.


RE: Looks good
By retrospooty on 4/28/2014 12:54:37 PM , Rating: 2
No, what domboy said. The reason for this making the short list is x86 compatibility. If it were running RT, I'd simply not buy it at all.

I wouldn't even get Windows 8.1 at all except for the upcoming update that puts a hybrid old start menu back and allows windowed mode... However, adding those 2 simple things takes Win8.1 from an "absolutely not" to an "I cant wait to have it" in my book.

The upside of one tiny nearsighted decision ruining an entire OS is that one simply broadminded decision can fix it.


RE: Looks good
By Spuke on 4/28/2014 1:34:36 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder what the price will be on this one. I'd really like to replace my laptop with a 10" tablet running 8.1. 1920x1200 sure makes this that much sweeter.


RE: Looks good
By retrospooty on 4/28/2014 1:52:50 PM , Rating: 2
The 8 incher is $399, so I am guessing $499 or $599 hopefully.

Yup, that is a great res for Windows. Anything below 1200 even 1080 leaves me wanting more height.


RE: Looks good
By Manch on 4/29/2014 9:24:16 AM , Rating: 2
I bought the Dell Venue 8 Pro on sale for $200. I like it but the 32GB is very limiting. I only have one program installed and I have less than 3GB left on the drive! All the damn update are eating away any space on it. I use it to run my SCT software for my car or surf the web. I wish it had a kb like this Lenovo does. All the cases w/ kb so far are just bulky POS that make it thicker than my Surface Pro. Kinda defeats the purpose. The resolution is also only 720 which is OK but not great.

If I had a choice knowing what coming to market now, I would have waited. Still $200 it was an impulse buy.


RE: Looks good
By atechfan on 4/29/2014 10:13:29 AM , Rating: 2
Both of those issues were easily fixed with a pair of Stardock utilities.


The screen
By godlyatheist on 4/28/2014 12:06:49 PM , Rating: 2
1920 x 1200. That's a rare but damn useful resolution, great choice there.




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