Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 10: Overpriced and underpowered

For an $800-plus device, the ThinkPad Tablet 10 lacks grunt and to enjoy its full potential you'll have to shell out even more.

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Lenovo’s new ThinkPad Tablet 10 is solid, with an aluminium back and gorilla glass to protect its 10.1-inch, 1080p high-definition multi-touch screen, but lacks grunt for an $800-plus device.

The performance deficit comes from the choice of an Intel Atom processor instead of, say, an Intel Core i5 on a high-end business-oriented tablet. On a cheap tablet costing $300-$400, a quad core Intel Atom Z3795 Bay Trail processor rated at 1.59 GHz would be great value. Intel Bay Trail processors certainly bring more power and battery life to cheaper tablets.

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