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Lenovo teases a new 10-inch ThinkPad tablet in Australia

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
April 27, 2014
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Online stores have been hinting that Lenovo was working on a 10-inch counterpart to its ThinkPad 8 tablet, and now there's no doubt: the company's Australian branch has listed a ThinkPad 10 ahead of an official announcement. While a full-fledged product page was only briefly available, it was enough to show that the new Windows slate shares much in common with its smaller sibling. You'll find a slightly faster 1.6GHz quad-core Atom processor and up to 4GB of RAM, but there's still a 1,920 x 1,200 screen, up to 128GB of storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front shooter. Not that we're griping about the similarity between models, since this ThinkPad 10 should still be leaps and bounds more powerful than the aging ThinkPad Tablet 2.

The ThinkPad 10's big advantages over its 8-inch cousin are likely to revolve around its optional gear. As with the Tablet 2, there are promises of versions with LTE data and pen input. You'll also have the choices of a basic dock, a keyboard dock and a keyboard case if you need your tablet doubling as a workstation. Lenovo didn't give out any release details as part of its teaser, but an official listing suggests that a launch is just around the corner. We'd also expect a price premium over the $399 ThinkPad 8 -- that extra display area and processing power won't be cheap.

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