Lenovo has announced an all-new 10-inch Windows based tablet - Lenovo Thinkpad 10 - targeting business users. The Chinese PC maker has also unveiled a new entry-level workstation - the ThinkStation P300.
The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 starts at $599 (approximately Rs. 35,600) and will be available starting in June. The ThinkPad 10 is the company's premium 'multimode business tablet', and is said by Lenovo to offers a 'full PC experience'. The 10-inch tablet is made of aluminium and can be converted into a ThinkPad laptop when used with a keyboard. The Ultrabook keyboard for the tablet is priced at $129 (approximately Rs. 7,600) and the Compact Bluetooth keyboard case at $119 (approximately Rs. 7000). It also comes with a digitizer pen Like the Surface Pro 2.
The tablet comes with an option to use cellular data connectivity and features a 10-inch full-HD Gorilla Glass display. The processor on ThinkPad 10 is a quad-core Intel Atom Z3795 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, with memory options of 2GB or 4GB of RAM. The tablet comes in 64GB and 128GB storage options, and supports microSD storage expandability. It packs a primary 8-megapixel camera with flash and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.
Connectivity options on the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet include 3G/ 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI-out, and one USB 2.0 port. The ThinkPad 10 weighs approximately 589 grams.
With the optional ThinkPad Tablet Dock or USB3.0 docking station (179.99), users can also add an external display, mouse, and a keyboard. The Quickshot Cover ($59) protects the camera and launches the app automatically for clicking images.
"Customers want a versatile device that adapts to their way of life and offers uncompromised productivity whether in the office or on the move," said Luis Hernandez, vice president and general manager, ThinkPad, Lenovo.
Alongside the tablet, Lenovo has also announced the entry-level ThinkStation P300. The redesigned chassis in the new workstation no longer features a bulky handle. It now has an "intuitive red touch points and extended lip in the front and the back for easy carrying and deployment."The ThinkStation P300 also features the FLEX module that allows users to add only the components they need. The FLEX module supports a combination of an ultra-slim optical drive, 29-in-1 media card reader, IEEE 1394 Firewire, and eSATA.