Lenovo Thinkpad 10 Tablet Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Lenovo (IBM)' started by Bloody Nokia Adept, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. zendragon

    zendragon Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Back when we had no choices for 16:10 with a pen, I would have jumped on this, but if Lenovo is only going to offer 4gb of ram in the top end model and it's going to cost as much as suspected, it seems like a waste of money. We do have 16:10 options with a pen now. To say the least, I'm a bit disappointed with the latest Baytrail tablets that should be cheaper than the i5s that are out now.
     
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  2. Bloody Nokia Adept

    Bloody Nokia Adept Trackpoint Diehard

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    It depends...

    First of all, I've mentioned this few times before: these are pre-order prices that were grabbed from EU retailer, TP10T could cost less in US. Then, on the launch there will be pre-configured options only but as the time goes the full-pledged configurator might appear and then you will be able to configure a tablet of your dream.
     
  3. spinedoc77

    spinedoc77 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The costs are on page 11 or 12 of this thread, brace yourself. Just the base version with no digitizer or pen, 64gb HD and 2gb ram is $725, contrast that with the Dell 11 at $499 among others. The version you think runs rings around the Dell, 4gb with digitizer/stylus is a whoppin $1220 !! At that point you are STILL getting an atom processor. I'd switch over to an i5 pretty quickly for that price.

    Don't get me wrong, I would love to have 4gb ram/128gb HD but to still have an atom processor for what is approaching TRIPLE the price just doesn't make sense. It's not that I can't afford it, there just seem to be better options for that price. Heck the Fujitsu q584 has 4gb ram/128hd/digitizer/pen and it's what like $850? I almost picked up a q584, but that awful power brick changed my mind. The TPT10 also has an awful power brick, and a proprietary charging cable to add insult to injury.

    There are some refurb Dell 11's with full warranties for under $400. I think I'll go that route and wait to see what the holidays bring.
     
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  4. Rebeljuice

    Rebeljuice Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I too shall be passing on this if those prices are true. I dont really know where Lenovo think they are going with this. How can the high spec tablet they make cost the same, if not more, than their own flagship Yoga model? Lets not forget the up and coming supply issues that will plague the launch just like the TPT2, Helix and the recent TP8.

    Ive just purchased a Venue 8 Pro. I am taking a chance on getting a decent digitizer and then Im going to sit back and wait for the next gen atoms. Hopefully with the free Windows 8.1 on small devices and an even better SOC we may start to see real value for money and not so much cost cutting and poor build quality to squeeze into a price bracket. Then again, we may just see yet another race to the bottom and get even cheaper $150 tablets plagued with the same issues we see today. Perhaps the real value for money is in the iCore tablets afterall.
     
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  5. Toyo-X

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    Sorry, can't believe that the pictures are showing the thinkpad tablet 10. To me, it looks like a mix between shots from the Helix and the back of the Tablet 8...
     
  6. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I thought those prices in post 107 were direct euro to dollar conversions. If so the price of the cheapest model with digitizer (20C1001DPB) listed as $915 is actually about 660 Euro. Is that not what those prices were?
     
  7. Bloody Nokia Adept

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    You're absolutely right and I'm confirming that!

    Let me double-post the listing with prices both in euro and dollars just in case if rule "1 eur = 1 usd" is still in place

    [20C30008PB] ThinkPad 10 Tablet $725 €525
    Intel Atom Z3795, 2GB, 64GB, WiFi, 10.1 (16:10) WUXGA (1920X1200), Multitouch IPS, Graphite Black, Graphite Black, Win 8.1 with Office H&S, 1 Yr Carry-In, Li-Polymer Battery, 33 Wh, 802.11abgn, BT, Dedicated, USB 2.0x1, Camera 2 / 8 Mpix, Card Reader MicroSD

    [20C1000WPB] ThinkPad 10 Tablet $885 €640
    Intel Atom Z3795, 2GB, 64GB, WiFi + WWAN, NFC, 10.1 (16:10) WUXGA (1920X1200), Multitouch IPS, Graphite Black, Graphite Black, LTE, Win 8.1 with Office H&S, 1 Yr Carry-In, Li-Polymer Battery, 33 Wh, 802.11abgn, BT, Dedicated, USB 2.0x1, Camera 2 / 8 Mpix, Card Reader MicroSD

    [20C1001DPB] ThinkPad 10 Tablet $915 €665
    Intel Atom Z3795, 2GB, 64GB, WiFi, Digitizer & Pen, 10.1 (16:10) WUXGA (1920X1200), Multitouch IPS, Graphite Black, Graphite Black, Win 8.1 Pro, 1 Yr Carry-In, Li-Polymer Battery, 33 Wh, 802.11abgn, BT, Dedicated, USB 2.0x1, Camera 2 / 8 Mpix, Card Reader MicroSD

    [20C1000RPB] ThinkPad 10 Tablet $1065 €775
    Intel Atom Z3795, 2GB, 64GB, WiFi + WWAN, NFC, Digitizer & Pen, 10.1 (16:10) WUXGA (1920X1200), Multitouch IPS, Graphite Black, Graphite Black, LTE, Win 8.1 Pro, 1 Yr Carry-In, Li-Polymer Battery, 33 Wh, 802.11abgn, BT, Dedicated, USB 2.0x1, Camera 2 / 8 Mpix, Card Reader MicroSD

    [20C1000YPB] ThinkPad 10 Tablet $1150 €835
    Intel Atom Z3795, 2GB, 64GB, WiFi + WWAN, NFC, Digitizer & Pen, Thinkpad 10 Ultrabook Keyboard, 10.1 (16:10) WUXGA (1920X1200), Multitouch IPS, Graphite Black, Graphite Black, LTE, Win 8.1 Pro, 1 Yr Carry-In, Li-Polymer Battery, 33 Wh, 802.11abgn, BT, Dedicated, USB 2.0x1, Camera 2 / 8 Mpix, Card Reader MicroSD

    [20C1000MPB] ThinkPad 10 Tablet $1220 €885
    Intel Atom Z3795, 4GB, 128GB, WiFi + WWAN, NFC, Smart Card Reader, Digitizer & Pen, 10.1 (16:10) WUXGA (1920X1200), Multitouch IPS, Graphite Black, Graphite Black, LTE, Win 8.1 Pro, 1 Yr Carry-In, Li-Polymer Battery, 33 Wh, 802.11abgn, BT, FingerPR, Smart Card reader, Dedicated, USB 2.0x1, Camera 2 / 8 Mpix, Card Reader MicroSD

    Based on euros and using "1 eur = 1 usd", how are those prices now?
     
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  8. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    If the 1 euro = 1 usd holds those prices are about as you'd expect. If 1 euro = 0.1 usd those prices are great! :)
     
  9. nobackup

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    and if you just try

    Lenovo Tablet TPad10 Tablet/Z3795 4GB 128GB 10.1"W 20C1000MPB- www.ps.com.pl Sklep Komputerowy Wroc³aw

    you well find they are quoting 4021.00 PLN = € 960.25 = $1,325.40*

    I find that sites just speculate on the cost or try to get the early adopter ;( so I would wait until its actually released before complaining about the cost as these prices are all speculation ..

    example

    One site in Germany stated that the Thinkpad Yoga i5 Digitiser 8GB 256GB SSD would cost €1900 !!! same site now after launch its only €1.499,00* (Including TAX)

    Also all costs stated on EU sites need to INCLUDE sales tax which can be unto 25% depending on where is quoted from ! so the stated €885 could actually be €705 which is $973 if converted at the bank rate even better if we take $1 = €1
     
  10. spinedoc77

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    Maybe, but now much lower than "retail" can the prices be? A HD resolution tablet with a digitizer and Baytrail should not cost more than $499 in today's day and age. Will Lenovo's $915 purported price really filter down to $499? I think it's more likely to be $700-ish and that's still grossly overpriced.
     
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