The ThinkPad 10 will ship with the 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro, which could render it more attractive to the enterprise looking to standardise on 64-bit apps and images.
The ThinkPad 10 has a 10.1-inch IPS display that offers 10 touch points, native resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, and an active Wacom digitiser – a feature missing from the smaller ThinkPad 8.
The tablet will ship in models with either 2 or 4GB of memory and either 64 or 128GB of storage. I/O ports are par for the course: Micro HDMI, one USB 2.0, and a MicroSD card slot for additional storage. But the ThinkPad 10 also has a port that allows you to connect it to a desktop docking station that will convert the tablet into a small all-in-one PC when you add a mouse and keyboard.
Lenovo’s newest tablet will have a two-megapixel camera in front, and an 8MP camera in the back. Both cameras will deliver 1080p resolution. Lenovo plans to offer a 10-inch version of its Quickshot cover, which puts the tablet into camera mode when you fold down a corner to expose its rear camera, and a case with a handstrap on the back for deployments where a clipboard and paper might be used. Lenovo will also offer two keyboard covers: The Compact Bluetooth keyboard, $119, will have touch-sensitive keys, while the $129 ThinkPad 10 Ultrabook keyboard will have short-throw mechanical keys.
Lenovo expects the ThinkPad 10 to be available in June, with prices starting at $599.