CNET First Look
ThinkPad 10 takes a kitchen sink approach to hybridsWith a large ecosystem of docks, keyboards, and covers, this 10-inch Windows 8 tablet can remake itself to suit your needs.
[MUSIC] A multi function tablet that wants to wear a lot of hats. I'm Dan Ackerman this is the Lenovo Think Pad 10. Now we certainly looked at plenty of 10 inch Windows Eight Tablets. This ThinkPad 10 from Lenovo is a little bit different in that it has a higher resolution screen than most of those even though it's an Intel added processor this is a 1920 by 1200 screen. Which is actually super useful if you're doing a lot of careful work on here and you want that higher resolution. It also wants to be more than just a tablet. It wants to be your laptop, your desktop. Any mobile system that you might want to have, this guy wants to fit into it by making available a whole ecosystem of accessories. So, the basic tablet itself is right here. Looks like, you know, standard, Is the [UNKNOWN] Windows 8 tablet. Then you can get this keyboard doc over there. And it's got a fairly nice Lenovo style keyboard. The slots then connects physically. not, not by a Bluetooth. This little physically connection it makes. And then you can just fold this down. And take it with you. It forms sort of a clam shell laptop. The only thing I didn't like about that keyboard accessory is that you can't adjust the angle of the of the screen when it's in here. It's just kinda stuck at this one angle. But you can also get a whole bunch of other accessories that let you do other things with the ThinkPad 10. I have a couple right here. There's a more traditional dock, and you can take this traditional dock here and stick the system on it. And that gives you access to a whole bunch of other ports and connections, including an ethernet jack and some video outputs. So you can set this up and connect a mouse and a keyboard and a monitor. And it's almost like your well, desktop computer if you can handle the, you know, reasonably pokey Intel Atom processor. There's also a snap-on cover, kinda like you would find with an iPad or another tablet. And the thing I like about this is, you snap the cover on. Like this and then when you flip it around to the back, the cover has a little, fold down flap right here so you can use the you can use the camera while keeping the cover on. You just fold this down, your camera lens is right there, and then you can use the rear facing camera on, on the ThinkPad. Of course it's because this is a very multifunctional tablet it's a little bit more expensive than a lot of the other similar systems that we seen. You do get the higher resolution but still and intel atom processor. This thing starts at about $550.00 and can go up from there. And of course if you add all these accessories it can cost just about as much as a regular full powered core I series laptop. I am Dan Ackerman and that is the Lenovo ThinkPad 10. Past tense. [MUSIC]