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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


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San Jose, California 95110
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May 13, 2014 |

Lenovo’s 64-bit ThinkPad Tablet 10 Unveiled at Accelerate; First Impressions

We’ve been expecting a new 10-inch ThinkPad tablet since the ThinkPad Tablet 8 hit the scene a few months back, and sure enough the Tablet 2’s successor has finally arrived.

Lenovo’s first attempt at a ThinkPad slate, the Tablet 2, is starting to show its age. It’s a good slate in its own right, and Lenovo has been good at keeping it cost competitive as the hardware has aged, but the Clover Trail dual-core Atom Z2760 powering it just simply can’t keep up with its significantly faster Bay Trail parts. We’ve been expecting a refresh since the ThinkPad Tablet 8 hit the scene a few months back, and sure enough the Tablet 2’s successor has finally arrived.

Meet the ThinkPad Tablet 10, which bests the Tablet 2 in just about every way, shape, and form.

It’s not looking to compete with the likes of Core i-series tablets like Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2, again trading raw performance for a slate that’s super-light, thin, and boasts excellent battery life. That said, it isn’t exactly a slouch either. This Atom tablet packs in the latest 64-bit quad-core†Z3795 part, which should run circles around its predecessor in x86 performance, and ships with a 64-bit version of Windows 8.1. You can get it in 2GB or 4GB configs, but with a 64-bit OS it makes far more sense to go for the 4GB option.† Storage options have also doubled, now starting at 64GB and going up to 128GB.

The Tablet 10 gets a resolution bump to 1920×1200 WUXGA IPS panel, made possible by the far better (and DX11 capable) graphics core in the refreshed SoC. As someone who’s spent a lot of quality time with the Tablet 2 and its 1366×768 display, the higher-res screen was immediately noticeable and looked fantastic based on the brief hands-on time I had today. This one also gets 10-finger touch support, which is one full hand more than the previous model.

I’m a bit bummed the power connector is now proprietary instead of Micro USB. I guess there were complaints and confusion, although carrying one adapter capable of charging the tablet and a phone was a plus in my book. To each his own, I guess.

As expected, there’s a digitizer option for stylus input, front and rear cams, various I/O, and a bevy of wireless options (see the full specs on the next page).

Lenovo is also launching a whole slew of accessories, including keyboard options, covers, and a desktop dock.

Keyboards come in two flavors this time around. The hard keyboard has been vastly improved over the previous model, primarily because it’s no longer reliant on Bluetooth. New this year is a keyboard cover with touch-keys, similar to Microsoft’s Touch Cover. I didn’t have enough time typing with it to really give a valid opinion, so I’ll reserve judgement until I get a bit more time to play with it. That said, the hard keyboard felt just as good as most other ThinkPad keyboards, albeit a bit more cramped.

The ThinkPad 10 starts at $599 and will be available starting in June on and at selected retailers.

We’ve got a lot more photos in the gallery below, so check it out. And if you’re into new stuff, why not check out Lenovo’s other Accelerate announcement, the P300 ThinkStation.


  • Intel Atom Processor Z3795 SoC Quad Core

Operating System

  • Windows† 8.1
  • Windows† 8.1† Pro


  • Intel HD Graphics (Gen7), DX 11,† OCL 1.1† & Open GL 3.2, HDCP 1.4/2.1
  • Intel GFX with† Burst† Technology, Full HW acceleration, FHD 1080P@60


  • 2 GB/4GB SDRAM, LPDDR3-1067


  • 2.0MP – 720P with† mute† function


  • eMMC4.51, 64,† 128GB


  • HD audio w/WaveRT, DSP,† MS LYNC certified


  • Up to 10† hours of battery


  • Front: 2MP (HD1080p)
  • Rear: 8MP (HD1080p) w/ Auto Focus and† Flash


  • 10.1″ (1920 x 1200) WUXGA IPS and 10 Finger Touch Screen

Dimensions (W X D X H)

  • WiFi 256.5 x 177 x 8.95
  • WWAN 256.5 x 177 x 8.95
  • Smart Card Reader 256.5 x 177 x 16.95


  • Sierra EM7345 LTE/HSPA+ 42Mbps M.2*
  • Sierra EM7340 LTE/HSPA+ 42Mbps M.2
  • DOCOMO**
  • Ericsson N5321 3G HSPA + 21Mbps (ROW)
  • support Win8.1
  • Broadcom BCM43241 2×2 a/b/g/n+BT


  • WiFi: 598g
  • WWAN: 610g
  • Smart Card Reader: 660g


  • 8.95mm

I/O (Input / Output ports)

  • Micro HDMI, Standard USB 2.0 connector x1,
  • Micro SD slot


  • Lenovo Companion
  • Lenovo Support
  • Lenovo Tap to Share (QuickCast)
  • AccuWeather
  • Evernote
  • Norton Studio
  • Skype
  • Zinio
  • SinaSocial net
  • Iqiyi
  • Ctrip
  • 1-Year Office 365 Personal subscription (Trial
  • only on Win8.1 Pro)
  • Norton Internet Security 2014 with 30 days of
  • virus protection
  • Nitro Pro 8
  • Lenovo Solution Center
  • ThinkVantage System Update
  • Lenovo Reach
  • Hightail –metro (cloud storage)
  • Maxthon Browser (Not Available in China)
  • Lenovo Photo Editor by CL Metro
  • Lenovo Video Editor by CL Metro

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