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Lenovo ThinkPad 10: Top 3 Business Features

Lenovo ThinkPad 10: Top 3 Business Features
The ThinkPad 10 is a capable Windows 8 slate. / Credit: Lenovo

Lenovo's new ThinkPad 10 is a versatile, stylus-equipped business tablet. The 10-inch Windows 8 slate is the follow-up to last year's ThinkPad Tablet 2 and features a slew of hardware upgrades. And like Lenovo's other business tablets, the ThinkPad 10 snaps onto an optional keyboard, and is also compatible with a desktop dock. You can't pick it up just yet; the tablet is set to hit store shelves in June, starting at $599. Here are three reasons it's worth the wait.

Accessories

What really sets the ThinkPad 10 apart from other Windows 8 tablets is Lenovo's selection of productivity-boosting accessories, including a full-size keyboard that can transform your tablet into a functional laptop computer. Unlike last year's model, the new keyboard uses a hardwired connection instead of Bluetooth, so it's easier to use and more reliable. Meanwhile, a desktop dock makes it easy to transition from home to the office — just connect the ThinkPad 10 to the dock to use accessories such as a mouse and an external monitor. The keyboard is sold separately for $129, and the dock is sold separately for $119.

Stylus support

The ThinkPad 10 can be purchased with an optional stylus for taking notes and drawing diagrams right on your tablet. Plus, the display's built-in digitizer adds pressure sensitivity for more natural and accurate handwriting. Unfortunately, the new ThinkPad 10 lacks a place to stow your stylus when you're not using it, but the keyboard add-on does include a stylus slot.

Revamped hardware

Lenovo's new ThinkPad slate is faster and better-looking than last year's model. It features a much sharper, brighter, 1,920 x 1,200-pixel display and a quad-core processor with 4GB of RAM for smoother multitasking and speedy performance during daily use. Other hardware highlights include the tablet's durable aluminum chassis and a whopping 128GB of onboard storage.

Brett Nuckles
Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.

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