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Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet finally gives a hybrid a keyboard it deservesAlong with a great keyboard, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 accomplishes a lot and is a great entry level business computing device.
[MUSIC] There are plenty of Windows tablets and hybrids on the market today. When we look for a professional one, not many come to mind. Thinkpad is a brand that goes hand in hand with business and the workplace. They're now offering up a product just for this. Here we have the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 tablet, which comes with a detachable keyboard out of the box. The keyboard here is a big deal, as unlike most other keyboard attachments, there was time spent working on this one. Lenovo is known for their keyboards, and it comes through on the X1 tablet. For instance, you can actually sit down and type comfortably with this guy placed on the desk, or even on your lap. A 12-inch HD display makes this work in a hybrid Format but don't confuse this for a full fledged computer especially because your laptop probably doesn't have the space for unique modules. Here I am using the productivity one which provides extra ports extra power and brings the form factor back to traditional think pad laptops. Lenovo also makes a projector and until recent camera modules. as well as an optional ThinkPad stylus. The ThinkPad excellent tablet is also portable starting at $899 for an M3 processor and a small amount of storage. It does get a little pricey when you look to get the modules and upgrade the memory. But if you're looking for a solid hybrid this might be the one for you and if it gets too expensive you can look towards a slim laptop.