With a whole bunch of productivity focused accessories, the Thinkpad 10 is blurring the lines between a traditional laptop and a tablet, by offering an experience befitting of both.
Specs wise, here's what we're looking at. It's not the highest of the high-end, but there's still lots to like such as the 1920x1200 resolution display, 128GB storage option and the choice to have one with 4G LTE cellular data support.
Sounds pretty good, but what's perhaps more exciting is that this is one of the very first devices announced by anyone that will launch as a new Windows 10 product. Due to arrive in August, the Thinkpad 10 will cost from $549, which is reasonable. We're also pleased to see pen support and Lenovo's WRITEit, which we've been impressed with on what we've seen thus far.
"Featuring Windows 10 on an Intel Atom quad core processor, the 10-in tablet can be attached to the new optional ThinkPad 10 Folio Keyboard or the Ultrabook Keyboard for a full typing experience and optional ThinkPad Tablet Dock for a more office-like environment to plug in peripherals like monitors and printers."
We're looking forward to getting our hands on this one, if for nothing else than that it'll be one of the first devices to launch with the new operating system. However, we don't have to wait until August to see the hardware, so hit the link below to see our first look from the event in Beijing.
Read on for the full press release.
New Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Gives Businesses True Freedom
- Features ThinkPad Pen Pro with WRITEit for richer and more accurate pen experience
- Ecosystem of accessories delivers full PC experience with the versatility of a tablet
- Enterprise ready with Windows 101 pre-installed and enhanced security with dTPM encryption
BEIJING, China – May 28, 2015: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today at Lenovo Tech World announced the new ThinkPad 10 that takes business tablet computing to a higher level with key feature enhancements including ThinkPad Pen Pro, providing greater accuracy and businessclass security for better data protection. Lenovo continues to expand the rich ecosystem of accessories for ThinkPad 10 to include the new ThinkPad Folio Keyboard, offering a superior keyboard experience in a sleek and light case.
ThinkPad 10 Marries PC Performance with Tablet Simplicity
Mobile business users struggling to choose between a laptop or tablet will love the new ThinkPad 10 with its flexible working modes. Designed for a full PC experience, it offers the performance users need for the most common workflows, including creating presentations, documents, email, video calls and more. Ships with Windows 10 pre-installed on an Intel Atom quad core processor, the 10-inch tablet can be attached to the new optional ThinkPad 10 Folio Keyboard or the Ultrabook Keyboard for a full typing experience and optional ThinkPad Tablet Dock for a more office-like environment to plug in peripherals like monitors and printers. Enhanced Features for Multiple Usage Scenarios
The ThinkPad 10 keeps up with users' constant demands for convenience and flexibility when used as a tablet too. With nearly 10 hours of battery life, users can stay unplugged and on the move longer. Out in the field, users will delight in the bright WUXGA 1920x1200 IPS touch display which can be coupled with the optional Anti-Glare Film for improved visibility in bright sunlight, or the 4-way Privacy Film for confidentiality in information sensitive environments. Coupled with the optional ThinkPad Pen Pro makes looking at and navigating content enjoyable and easy. Users can get even more out of their pen-writing experience by downloading WRITEit, an application that allows users to write with the pen in virtually any text field and convert handwriting into text. And for snapping photos on the go, useful in insurance or real estate scenarios, the handy QuickShot cover automatically launches the camera app with the flip of the corner to help users capture the moment with the 5 MP camera. With 3G/4G LTE support, users can connect nearly anywhere in the world.
Enterprise-Ready Security Offers Protection and Peace of Mind
Many field applications require mobile data connectivity and access to company information in a highly secure way. Hardened security features complement this device's extremely mobile features. The tablet comes with optional dTPM encryption, Fingerprint Reader or smart card reader. Lenovo offers business-class service and support for the tablet including custom models, asset tagging and laser etching, priority support, imaging and more.
"Best in class, the ThinkPad 10 highlights our extreme focus on innovation and responding to the diverse needs of our customers and tablet usage scenarios," said Luis Hernandez, vice president, ThinkPad Business, Lenovo. "Now the most mobile of users can enjoy the best of both worlds with the convenience of a tablet and the function of a full-PC style experience without compromising mobility, connectivity and security."
The ThinkPad 10 will be available worldwide later this summer starting at $549. The following accessories will also be available at launch:
- ThinkPad 10 Folio Keyboard - $110
- ThinkPad 10 Ultrabook Keyboard - $119
- QuickShot Cover - $45
- Tablet Dock - $129
- ThinkPad Pen Pro - $40
- ThinkPad Protector Case - $55
- ThinkPad Protector Should Strap - $10
- 3M 4-way Privacy film - $70
- 3M Anti-glare film - $30
- Kensington MiniSaver Lock - $50
- ThinkPad Micro HDMI to VGA adapter - $40
- ThinkPad 10 Folio Wrap - $30
- ThinkPad 10 DC Charger - $50