It's been well over a year since Lenovo's ThinkPad 2 hit the shelves. The company is finally looking to upgrade its tablet line with the addition of the brand new ThinkPad 10. The ThinkPad 10 follows the current ThinkPad Tablet 2 with a new design. This tablet packs a 10-inch panel and support for the keyboard, docking station, stylus input (digitizer pen is included), and a variety of covers. Of course, the docking options are just that -- options -- so you won't get anything but the tablet device when you purchase the ThinkPad 10. That means you'll have to invest in at least one of these 'optional accessories' if you plan to use this device in its laptop mode.
The ThinkPad 10 packs a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 WUXGA IPS touchscreen display, a quad-core Intel Atom Z3795 CPU with Intel HD graphics, up to 4 GB of RAM, up to 128 GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera in the back with auto focus and flash, a 2-megapixel camera up front, Windows 8.1, and up to 10 hours of battery. At launch, US customers will have the option for either a 64 GB model with 32-bit Windows 8.1 or a 128 GB model loaded with 64-bit Windows 8.1. Pricing starts at $599 and the ThinkPad 10 will be available starting in June. If you did want to use the ThinkPad 10 as a laptop, the ThinkPad 10 Ultrabook Keyboard accessory will set you back an additional $129. The ThinkPad 10 Tablet Dock will cost $119. The Quickshot cover is $59. Available in the summer are the ThinkPad 10 Rugged Case and Touch Case, which are priced at $69 and $119, respectively.