There was a time once I used an iPad and shunned my chunky gradual Home windows laptop computer however the Home windows ecosystem has come a great distance and now we now have small and lightweight Home windows 10 tablets just like the Lenovo ThinkPad 10. The pill has a 10.1 inch display screen and is a little bit chunkier than an iPad 2. It weights 597g and has 1920×1200 IPS display screen.
The pill feels very good to carry with a tender contact plastic again and rounded edges. There’s a Home windows key on the underside of the display screen with an influence button up on the highest proper together with a rotation lock button, there’s additionally a quantity rocker on the proper hand aspect. For connectivity there’s energy (appears to be like like a non-standard connector), Mirco-HDMI, full dimension USB 2 port, SD card slot and a keyboard connector on the backside extra on that later.
In phrases in specs it has an Intel Atom Z3795 processor, 2GB RAM and a 64GB stable state drive. There’s a 12.MP entrance digital camera and a 5MP rear digital camera with flash which not one thing you see typically on a Home windows pill. Whereas the specs are fairly primary for activity like looking the net or utilizing Fb the pill works rather well, Home windows is quick and responsive and video games like Minecraft work nicely. I seen that in contrast to another tablets I’ve reviewed it would not get sizzling when enjoying video games on it.
Battery life is extraordinarily spectacular, I used to be getting round eight hours between fees with gentle internet looking and the display screen brightness set to 50% which is significantly better than among the competitor tablets I’ve reviewed not too long ago.
The display screen is good and shiny and works nicely even in shiny lights, the 1920×1200 decision works very nicely with Home windows 10. The quantity and sound high quality are a little bit disappointing, the sound is quite tinny however I can stay with that its small dimension.
The ThinkPad 10 additionally has a keyboard which may flip it in to a full laptop computer. The keyboard is weighted so the pill would not topple over while you press on the contact display screen and the keys are surprisingly productive to kind on. The keyboard clips in so you should utilize it as a laptop computer or clip it down within the type of a closed laptop computer which protects the display screen whereas touring with the pill. Whereas keyboard is surprisingly good the observe pad is much less efficient and really clunky.
The value for the mannequin I reviewed is £400 (on Amazon) and this worth places it into the vary of the Floor three or an ASUS Transformer E book. The Floor three might be a bit extra elegant a design however the Lenovo most likely feels extra business-like.
I ought to point out that the ThinkPad was provided to me by Microsoft and it was clear of Crapware or any undesirable software program which is a welcome change.