The Lenovo Tech World event is currently being held in Beijing, and the company has announced a new tablet device for business computing. The ThinkPad 10 offers businesses “true freedom” with a balance between portability and performance, and will be available worldwide later this summer starting at $549.
“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,” Lenovo stated in an official press release to WinBeta. You can also utilize the ThinkPad Pen Pro (a stylus specific to this device).
The Thinkpad 10 features an Intel Atom Z8500 or Z8700 SoC Quad Core processor, a 10.1-inch 1900×1200 WUXGA display with multi-touch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and 2 to 4 GB of RAM along with 64 to 128GB of storage. The device features an integrated Li-Polymer battery offering up to 10 hours and will run Windows 10. There is also a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front camera.
Key features of the Thinkpad 10 include the ThinkPad Pen Pro with WRITEit for richer and more accurate pen experience, and ecosystem of accessories delivering full PC experience with the versatility of a tablet, and enterprise ready with Windows 10 pre-installed and enhanced security with dTPM encryption, Fingerprint Reader, or smart card reader.
“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.”
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