Lenovo Thinkpad 10 2015 comes with Atom X5 or X7

Updated on 28 May 2015 by

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The business-focused Lenovo Thinkpad 10 tablet is being updated to include an Atom X5 or Atom X7 processor. It’s a small hardware change but it will accompany a Windows 10 operating system when it becomes available in the summer. You’ll be able to pair the Lenovo Thinkpad 10 with the Ultrabook keyboard or the folio keyboard.

Lenovo Thinkpad 10 (2014) with Ultrabook keyboard.

Lenovo Thinkpad 10 (2014) with Ultrabook keyboard.

The 2015 Thinkpad 10 retains most of the specifications of the preview model. It’s still got a 32Wh battery, weighs 617 grams (20 grams increase) and still has a 1920 x 1200 resolution. There will be 4 GB RAM options and eMMC storage up to 128 GB. Expect to see VPro versions too. There’s still an LTE option, a pen and mic array. WiFi appears to have been upgraded to support WiFi AC.

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The Atom X5 option means it will be offered with a lower Turbo Boost clock rate than the previous model. Previous mainstream Atom tablet processors didn’t support 64-bit Windows but X5 gives Lenovo that option now. You might see the X5 version turning in lower CPU benchmarks than the previous Z3795 based on what we’ve seen with the X7 so far but graphics performance and efficiency are likely to be better. USA launch price is said to be $549 (tablet only.)

11221906_10153072763124635_1132748187945481340_nWith the Surface 3 offering an X7 processor all other tablets were looking aged so Lenovo had no choice but to go for the upgrade. Windows 10 gives them a marketing angle (previous versions will also run Windows 10) that they were able to use at their TechWorld event. Expect more X5 / X7 tablet launches from the Computex trade-show next week.

We’ll add this to the database but in the meantime, Lenovo’s official spec sheet is here (PDF) and if you’re a current Thinkpad 10 user, let us know your experiences below.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Xentrax says:

    And again there is no place to insert the stylus.

    I did actually purchase 2 Samsung phones and 2 same Samsung tablets primarily due to integrated stylus holster. And before that I had Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 because of that.

  2. Noel says:

    I have 4/128 I5 Surface pro 3s and a 4/128 Z3795 TPT10. I don’t do serious systems development anymore or gaming so I don’t see a serious performance difference between the two, other than i/o. The TPT10’s SD card memory is MUCH slower than the SP3’s ssd. I see this mainly in startup and installing updates (which is to say nothing that bothers me much.)

    If the X7’s greater bandwidth is going against slooow sd card storage, I can’t see these new TPT10s being much of an improvement. I wouldn’t want the TPT10 to not have 4gb, and be bringing a lot from storage.

    Ultrabook keyboard on the TPT10 is considerably more useful than Microsoft’s unlapable type keyboard.

    p.s. I love the TPT10. The choice between the two for me is, do I want the bigger screen or am I going to hold it and want the lighter weight.

    p.p.s. The TPT10 has pretty much replaced my Kindle Fire 8.9 HDX for kindle reading too, and that is a great gadget.

  3. Chippy says:

    Thanks for the feedback Noel.
    I’ll be getting a Venue 11 Pro (Z3795) next week for testing so we can add that into the mix of choices too!

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