More details have emerged about Lenovo’s upcoming 10 inch, business-friendly Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Z3795 Bay Trail processor. The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 is epxected to be one of the most powerful and versatile Atom-powered tablets to date. It’ll also be one of the more expensive models, with prices as high as $1200 for a top-of-the-line system.

But according to a tipster at the Tablet PC Review forum, an entry-level system will be a bit more affordable.

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The entry-level configuration includes 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, a 33Whr battery, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. It’ll sell for about $725 in Europe and could be a bit cheaper in the United States.

Higher-priced models come with options including:

  • Cellular options
  • NFC
  • Digital pen and active digitizer
  • Ultrabook keyboard
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 128GB of storage

The tablet also appears to have passed through the FCC in March, which gives us a few additional images of the tablet, as well as the news that the Thinkpad 10 is manufactured by OEM Compal.

Tipsters also suggest that the tablet will have a micro HDMI port and that users will be able to dock the optional digital pen to the case when it’s not in use — but there’s no slot for the pen in the tablet itself. The ThinkPad 10 is also said to use a proprietary Lenovo charging port instead of a microUSB port for power.

It’s likely that Lenovo will officially introduce the ThinkPad 10 in mid-May.

via TechHive

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20 replies on “Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet coming soon for $700 and up?”

  1. I hope this will be the next TPT2. I had one and loved it but had to send it back because of the prior generation atom chip. I tried all the windows tablets and the thinkpad was my favorite. I even had a dell venue 11pro with a Z3770 atom chip that was almost perfect….but I got frustrated by the atom slowness again, 4 gb ram would probably alleviate that. Looks like I’ve found my perfect tablet again……a thinkpad again.

  2. Uh, guys. Try the Fujitsu Q584. Better display, better everything, and more affordable. Direct from Fujitsu with 8% off system coupon. Bundled accessories are affordable as well. System absolutely stuns!

  3. What a shame, it’s very overpriced. I’m a think pad tablet 2 owner who was holding out to buy Lenovo again, but rethought and ended up getting a Dell venue 11 pro for almost half the price. The thinkpad tablet 10 with a digitizer is supposed to be $915, that’s with an Atom processor, 2gb ram and 6gb hard drive. Keep in mind it doesn’t have a full US slot and now they saddle the user with a large proprietary power brick and connector. Other HD displayed bay trail tablets are $499 or less and some like the Dell include a full USB 3.0 port.

    Lenovo is price gouging pretty badly here. Along with the incredibly poor support on the thinkpad tablet 2, buggy drivers, etc I won’t be picking this up as a previously loyal Lenovo customer

  4. I am looking for a 10+ inch tablet like this. Hopefully it will turn out good.

    I wish Microsoft had a Surface Pro that used an Atom in a casing similar to the Surface 2, 1 USB 3 port, wacom pen input, 8+ hours of battery life, micro SD, 64GB drive space, 2GB RAM for around or less than $600-700.

    I’m surprised there aren’t more 10 inch tablets like this. Dell’s Venue 11 Pro is close, but apparently the pen isn’t that good and I don’t think I want a pen that requires a battery. They should have went with a wacom solution and they might have sold more and had a better reputation with consumers.

    1. Why not buy a 1st gen Surface Pro? a 128gb Surface Pro sells for $499 now. It doesnt get 8 hours of battery life, but I wouldn’t trade its Core i5 for a Baytrail to gain 3 hours of battery life.

      1. I have a Surface Pro and it’s probably the best device I have ever purchased. I’m looking for something for someone who needs longer battery life and doesn’t need an i5, but does want good pen input.

        The venue 11 pro came close. The Asus Vivo Tab 8 was also considered but 8 inches is too small.

        1. I’m in the same boat as you. I’m waiting for any company to release a 10″+ tablet with the following:
          – 4gb ram
          – full-size USB 3.0
          – Wacom pen
          – 64 bit Windows 8
          – 1080 resolution

          On paper, the Surface Pro fits the bill, but it isn’t portable enough in my opinion. I’ve held ultrabooks that are lighter than the Surface.

      2. Where can we get it with said price? Microsoft store had it, but its been a while that it has been out of stock. IM really interested now that TPT10 is a failure at competitive pricing. A digitizer is a deal-breaker for me. Please let me know!

        1. Here in Canada, Future shop is selling it for 499. For a while there was a seller on eBay selling refurbs for 399

          1. Thank you for the reply, but I also found that if you qualify for the student discount at the Microsoft store, they actually set some aside for us! Thanks again for setting some time help me.

  5. If it were maybe like 500 , max 600 including the keyboard I might be interested. But otherwise it’s to much.

  6. I hope I can configure one with
    4 GB RAM
    64 GB storage
    SD slot
    Wacom digitizer with builtin stylus holder
    64-bit Windows with Connected Standby/InstantGo capability
    UEFI that can boot 64-bit Linux distros
    Keybaord with mouse dock that physically attaches
    If noticeably cheaper than a 1280×800 screen
    No NFC, GPS, Bluetooth

    1. meh this was a total rip I am going to buy the Ramos note if it truly has the wacom digitizer why do they have to make it all fancy all they had to do was put a baytrail processor in the Thinkpad tablet 2…$500-$600 would have been a more reasonable price on this $700 is overkill.

      1. Mind the pricing of all Lenovo Thinkpad products… The retail listing is always high but they usually sell for much less or often get regular discount sales…

        Though, other Bay Trail business class tablets are selling for a similar starting price range… like the HP Elitepad 1000, etc… So probably won’t be a lot less…

        1. Ya, Lenovo’s pretend retail prices (at least on ThinkPads) have always annoyed me. I have a “$2500” ThinkPad that I bought for $800. Of course, from what I can search, my particular configuration never sold higher than $1000.

          Of course, Lenovo isn’t the only one who does this but it seems their not actually real retail prices are the most inflated.

      2. Translating a European price directly to $725 USD often means the actual US price is $500-$600 USD. Exchange rates don’t take into account many factors when determining prices for different regions.

    2. I’d definitely get that. I assume USB 3.0 is standard though. The differences between CPUs of the same architecture and core count usually don’t yield noticeable real world performance. 1080p and desktop Windows 8 is still crap. Changing the DPI scaling still results in a bad experience. We’ll probably see the best DPI scaling when set at 200% due to pixel doubling but we’d need an even higher resolution than 1920×1200 to achieve an adequate effective resolution.

      It would be great if we can charge this via microUSB port in addtion to the proprietary charging port when we only want to take a single USB wall charger with us.

      If I can save some bucks, I would opt to not have NFC, GPS and Bluetooth as well.

      1. Ya, I’d only get a Windows 8 tablet with a high PPI 10″ or smaller screen if it had a 2560×1600 or higher resolution so I can get at least a 1280×800 effective resolution after pixel doubling. Using DPI scaling at 125%, 150%, etc. results in a bad enough experience on the desktop side where I’d rather just have a 1280×800 native resolution.

    3. I hope the SD slot isn’t limited to a 25 MB/s bus like the current Bay Trail tablets.

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