Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Alternatives Based on weight, screen-size and form-factor.
|Onda V975W, 9.7", 495gm|
The Onda V975W is a 9.7" tablet based on Intel's BayTrail Atom Z3735F processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. The 9.7" multitouch IPS screen has a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n are rather standard and we would have liked to see 5GHz WiFi band. The tablet has the same aspect ratio and screen resolution as the iPad air.
|Odys Wintab 9 Plus 3G, 8.9", 487gm|
9-inch Windows tablets are growing in popularity and this low-cost OEM product under the Odys brand is a good example of how the segment is panning out with high-resolution screens. This model doesn't come with a keyboard dock or case.
|Toshiba Encore 2 Write 10 (WT10PE-A264), 10.1", 550gm|
The Encore 2 Write tablets are a step up from the low-cost Toshiba Encore 2 tablets and come with 2GB RAM and 64GB SSD. Stereo speakers, micro USB, microSD and headset ports are included and on the 10-inch version you'll find an micro HDMI port. The Encore 2 Write tablets come with an 8MP camera which, if it's as good as the cam on the original Toshiba Encore, should be enough for some good snaps, business cards, whitebooards and the like. Toshiba are including their TruCapture software to help clean-up some of those captures. There's a GPS included in the package which is going to help put location tags on your notes and images and the sensor pack also includes a digital compass.
A 22.5Wh battery is included in the 10-inch tablet. Included in the deal is 1 year of Office 365 with 1TB storage.
|Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10, 10.1", 630gm|
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (10") is a Windows 8.1 with Bing powered 10.1" tablet running on Intels Atom Z3745 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of Storage. The 10" screen packs a 1920x1200 pixels resolution and offers 10 point multitouch capabilities. With Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi a/b/g/n it has standard wireless connections. We would have liked it to have WiFi 802.11ac to be a little bit more future proof. The proclaimed batterylife on this device is up to 15h which, if true, is very impressive. Keep in mind the weight is measured without the bluetooth keyboard which is shipped with it.
|Odys WinTab 10, 10.1", 655gm|
The Odys WinTab 10 is a 10.1" Windows 8.1 Tablet at a very low pricepoint. Powered by the Intel Atom Z3735G quadcore processor clocked at 1.33GHz in conjunction with 2GB of RAM it should be sufficient for everyday usage scenarios. MicroHDMI, microSDHC card slot, audio jack and a microUSB host (OTG) port is all there is around the device. This device comes with a copy of Office Personal 365 preinstalled. Note that the 10.1" display features an IPS panel.
|Nokia Lumia 2520, 10.1", 615gm|
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a Windows 8 RT Tablet based upon the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor. Its 10.1" display comes with a full hd resolution and a whopping 650 nits (cd/m²) brightness. It has 10 point multi touch capabilities and gorilla glass 2 should offer some resistance towards scratches. We like the LTE capabilities as well as built in NFC.
|HP Elitepad 1000 G2, 10.1", 680gm|
|Ramos i10 pro, 10.1", 635gm|
|Toshiba Encore 2 10, 10.0", 555gm|
Low-cost, light and looking quite stylish. The Toshiba Encore 2 10 is the first 10-inch low-cost Windows tablet from Toshiba and it's based on a refresh of the Baytrail-T platform. Basic 2GB RAM and 32GB storage should be enough for casual use and with an included HDMI port and one year Office 365 the desktop could suit some as a short term desktop.
|Lenovo Thinkpad 10, 10.1", 595gm|
Aimed at professional users and built to be a very lightweight 'tablet-first' 2-in-1 the Lenovo Thinkpad 10 offers a high level of specification for a Baytrail-T tablet. 64-bit OS, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD along with a range of accessories and optional digitizer layer. The Lenovo Thinkpad 10 isn't a low-cost tablet but it's a flexible and high-quality choice among 10-inch mobile Windows tablets.
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