Today, at a press event in Beijing, Lenovo officially announced the 2nd generation ThinkPad 10 tablet, the first slate in the world that is marketed as being a Windows 10 product. We get to know that this new tablet will be launched in August at prices starting from $549.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 10 comes with a 10.1-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1200 pixels) that offers an aspect ratio of 16:10, and a pixel density of 224ppi. We get a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom Z8500 processor clocked at 1.44 GHz (burst frequencies up to 2.24 GHz), or an Intel Atom Z8700 quad-core CPU that is clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2 or 4 GB of RAM memory and 64 or 128 GB space of internal storage.
The tablet packs a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, stereo speakers, a microSD card slot and 4G LTE connectivity. In the package we also get a 32 Wh battery that will offer up to 10 hours of usage time.
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In terms of design, it seems that the new ThinkPad 10 is pretty similar to the old one that looks just like a business tablet that can be easily converted into a notebook using a dedicated qwerty keyboard. Among the accessories included, we have the Ultrabook Keyboard and also a stylus that can transform handwriting in computer text. What do you think about this new Lenovo device?
  • Robert Jasiek

    The disadvantages of the old version appear to be maintained: 16:10 ratio, asymmetric shape looking unnatural in portrait position, two hard corners unpleasant to hold, a windows button on the long side and so unnatural in portrait position, weight, price. The advantages include reasonable build quality, Cherry Trail, Windows 10 (presumably 64b professional).

    The one thing that could make this tablet really interesting is the rumour of an optional (preinstalled?) anti-glare film provided this means an (almost) non-mirroring or even matt display. If so, it would be the first tablet with an acceptable price and non-mirroring display. However, I rather fear that it will only be a PR joke like so many “anti-glare” screens that in fact are glare and mirroring.

    As usual for Lenovo, we need to watch very closely whether there is an security gap among the “business security features” and crapwares.

    For the high price, one should expect a replacable battery but l bet there will be none.