Lenovo introduced the Surface Pro 3 competitor, which will be released in August with Windows 10
After the announcement of the impressive business-oriented Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft, the second largest computer manufacturer Lenovo announced that it also intends to release a device based on processors from the latest generation Cherry Trail.
A rookie in the popular series ThinkPad 10 from Lenovo will be based on Atom X5-Z8500 and more powerful Atom X7-Z8700 (depending on modification). Just like its predecessors, it will be focused on the corporate segment.
A more affordable option 10.1-inch business tablet will be equipped with 2 GB of RAM, Quad-core Intel Atom X5-Z8500 with a clock frequency of 2.24 GHz and 64 GB of internal memory (eMMC), and its price will be around $ 550. The more expensive model will get Atom X7-Z8700 (2.40 GHz, four cores) and will offer to the widow more RAM and internal memory.
Each of the two version of the tablet will feature a 10.1-inch IPS-display with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution and Gorilla Glass 3. The device will support modern wireless communication features – Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0, and some versions will also have 3G or 4G LTE. The new ThinkPad 10 will have interfaces Micro-HDMI 1.4 and USB 3.0, and a microSD slot for memory expansion.
Although this may seem a minor update, the transition to the new processors from Intel Atom X will bring numerous improvements for the future owners of the new tablet. Chips from the line have Cherry Trail 14-nanometer design – i.e. their area by 64% compared with previous-generation processors Atom Bay Trail that is created on the basis of 22-nanometer technology.
Smaller sizes mean lower energy consumption, longer battery life and less heat during operation.
The Cherry Trail chips have improved video decoding – they are ways to ensure smooth playback of the video stream (H. 265) with a resolution of 4K at 30 frames per second.
Due to the modest energy needs of new processors Atom X allow manufacturers to equip the models based on them screens with high pixel density (with a resolution of about 2560 x 1600 pixels) without significant impact on battery life.
In addition, every Cherry Trail will work equally well with both Windows and Android, although it is unlikely that we will see them in a large number of tablets with Google’s operating system.
As already mentioned, the price of the base model ThinkPad 10 will be $ 550, and the launch is expected in August, preloaded with Windows 10.