Lenovo ThinkPad 10: Conclusion

July 7, 2014 by Jamison Cush Reads (50,853)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Design
    • 4
    • Performance
    • 6
    • Features
    • 7
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 4
    • Total Score:
    • 5.25
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Lenovo ThinkPad 10The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 has the pen, performance, and full-sized ports to be a productive machine. It would be easy to overlook its design and display issues if it were reasonably priced.

It’s not reasonably priced.

It starts a $599 as of this writing, and that’s without any accessories. For road warriors not interested in pen that are just looking for a well-built Window 8 machine, a superior Microsoft Surface 2 with a Type Cover 2 can be had for $580. That it runs Windows RT might make it a no-go for some IT departments, but Windows RT won’t hinder most business travelers looking to be productive on the road. It even ships with basic Office apps.

Those that need a Wacom tablet on the cheap should look to the Asus VivoTab Note 8. It’s smaller than the ThinkPad 10 and doesn’t have full-sized ports, but it has a Wacom display and pen, ships with Office Home and Student, and costs as little as $300 as of this writing.

ThinkPad and active pen devotees still intent on buying the ThinkPad10 should wait a bit for a price drop or deal. Lenovo routinely discounts its devices shortly after launch, and a ThinkPad 10 in the $400 range seems like a good deal.


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