Lenovo’s updating its business tablet lineup with a 10 inch ThinkPad featuring a full HD display, the fastest Intel Atom processor available, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, and a digitizer pen.

Honestly, about the only things that we didn’t already know about the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 were the price and release date. Now Lenovo’s filling in the details: The tablet will ship in June with prices starting at $599.

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While that makes the ThinkPad 10 more expensive than many other small Windows tablets with Intel Atom Bay Trail chips, Lenovo’s tablet offers some of the best hardware you’ll find on any tablet in this class.

Its specs include:

  • 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display with 170 degree viewing angles
  • Intel Atom Z3795 quad-core CPU
  • Support for Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • 2GB to 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB to 128GB of built-in storage
  • micoSD card slot
  • 33Whr battery (10 hours)
  • 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera
  • Optional 3G and 4G support

The tablet also includes a USB port, micro HDMI port, headset jack, and micro SIM card slot on models with mobile broadband.

Lenovo’s tablet supports multitouch input, but it also has an active digitizer and comes with a digital pen for writing, drawing, or more precise interaction with Windows software.

Optional accessories will include a ThinkPad Tablet Dock or USB 3.0 docking station for hoooking up an external display and other accessories including a keyboard and mouse.

There’s also a ThinkPad 10 Ultrabook keyboard which lets you use the tablet like a notebook, and a Quickshot Cover which lets you fire up the camera simply by folding down a flap that covers the rear camera so you can snap a picture quickly.

As a ThinkPad, this tablet will be available to the public, but it’s designed with business customers in mind and it’ll be available with options including TPM security and fingerprint scanners.

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21 replies on “Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Windows tablet coming in June for $599 and up”

  1. Is this a new laptop? I need a new LAPTOP. I want something like a t440 only newer.

  2. Am I missing something, why get this when you can GET HP 2 in 1 X2 with Haswell i5 for $499 awhile back? I bought one for my niece and haven’t look back!!

  3. This seems pretty good, but it will all depend on the pricing and reviews. I was hopeful about the ThinkPad 8, but reviews were not positive about it’s battery life that lasted an hour or so less than the competition. I hope this one lasts the 10 hours they are claiming.

  4. Finally a thinkpad device with an ideapad keyboard dock and lack of trackstick.

    … wait, no. They already did that, and it isn’t what anyone wanted.

    🙁 So long, Thinkpads.

  5. At last, no more this ridiculous 16:9 aspect ratio on a business class device. So we can expect other devices in the thinkpad line to follow. I really never understood how a T440s or worse a X240 for example has a 1920/1080 resolution, which is only good for watching the latest Hollywood movie.

      1. There’s the wireless keyboard and case option that lets you prop the tablet and is at least a bit flexible…

    1. Dell venue 11 pro has keyboard dock with built in battery that basically turns it into laptop. I have the core i3 version and have not ordered dock yet. Also want to order stylus but there was bad reviews about it.

  6. The biggest question is, does the lower end 2gb one have a 64 bit UEFI? 32 bit UEFI is the biggest thing holding us back from running Ubuntu on these baytrail tablets?

    1. No, it looks like they’re only going to make the switch if the system runs the 64bit OS and it’ll only come with that version if it has 4GB minimum RAM…

      Though, you can still run Ubuntu on the 32bit (with a lot of work)… It would be significantly easier with the 64bit UEFI… So we’ll have to wait a bit longer, unfortunately…

      1. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how reasonably priced the 4gb versions are. Its unfortunate that all the 4gb Baytrail tablets have ridiculous pricetags. And when I say ridiculous, I mean they are priced to corporate customers, and not me the consumer 😛

        1. Partly the industry fault, 4GB LP-DDR3 RAM isn’t very common yet and thus it’s still a premium option but pricing should go down as more and more devices start using them…

          It’s just slow because mobile devices emphasize battery life and increasing RAM capacity means increasing power usage, as well as adding costs…

          Pressure is up to start increasing capacities anyway, though, and next year is when they plan on starting to make the switch from LP-DDR3 to LP-DDR4, which should make the higher capacities easier to offer, as they’re more energy efficient and can offer more capacity without taking up as much space as well…

  7. Thinkpad 8 includes USB3 without optional accessory (which is very useful for universal docking stations). Why not on this model ?

    1. You know what? They removed the spec sheet from their website that I took that spec from. I know they have a new USB 3.0 docking station that adds extra USB ports. For now I’m going to just update this post to say it has a USB port…

    2. According to their unboxing video(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni4enfmNTss), the reason is:

      [Gavin]: People ask: why is it USB 2.0 only on the tablet…
      – [Speaker]: …and not the 3.0?
      – [Gavin]: Right! Because the Bay Trail architecture natively only enables one USB 3.0 port. So, we’ve out that actually to the dock (which we will talk about) so we could get multiple USB 3.0s on the dock
      – [Speaker]: OK! Fair enough

      1. Yeah, Asus did that too with the T100… You’ll have to use the Keyboard dock to use the 3.0 port…

        This arrangement also saves them the problem of worrying about power for the port, as the docking station can power it instead but since there’s no USB dock in the keyboard dock for the Lenovo, it means you can only use it from wherever you set up the docking station… unless Lenovo releases a USB 3.0 dock adapter later or a better keyboard dock…

      2. Why not use an internal USB 3.0 hub? Route to a port on the tablet and route another on to the dock connector. When docked through the dock connector, have the dock power it’s own ports using an external AC adapter. It’ll be faster than the USB 2.0 when not docked anyway.

        Their reasoning sounds as convincing as why they didn’t make the TPT2 keyboard dock attach and have an adjustable angle. Of course, for some lame reason they carried it over to the ThinkPad 10 and made it worse.

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