Why I Bought a Lenovo Thinkpad 10 gen. 1 Windows. 8.1 in February 2016

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    Why I Bought a Lenovo Thinkpad 10 gen. 1 Windows. 8.1 in February 2016


    1) Operating System

    a) After going through this forum I realized that Windows 8.1 used in this model, is the best tablet operating system available currently. Windows 10 has been a downgrade for many tablet enthusiasts.​

    b) Mandatory updates in Windows 10 makes it dangerous for mission critical operations – an update can happen any time without warning. Updates also consume bandwidth/quota because of the lack of choice.​

    2) Digitizer Technology

    This model of Thinkpad 10 uses Wacom EMR technology. Latest active styli may be doing a better job, but, one single thing make them unattractive – battery. Keeping the battery charged is one more burden. These pens may be expensive to replace and the batteries are not available everywhere, either.​

    3) Specifications

    Being used while traveling, weight is important. Available options are 8”- 400 g, 10”- 600 g, 12”- 800 g. A 10” device seems to be a good compromise between weight and productivity. This leads to three choices, Thinkpad 10 gen. 2, Thinkpad 10 gen. 1 and Surface 3.​

    Thinkpad 10 gen. 2 has been a downgrade for many. The reduced thickness increased throttling issues. Camera had been reduced from 8 mp to 5 mp. It is no longer Wacom EMR. It comes with Windows 10.

    Surface 3 with kickstand seems attractive. Again Ntrig pen with battery is a No.

    In addition, Lenovo provides international warranty. Also, Lenovo’s global roaming program at local rates, Lenovo Connect, hopefully will be available for Thinkpads soon.​

    These points made Thinkpad 10 gen. 1, attractive. I got the model 20C1002UUS, which is the highest configuration for this tablet. It came with Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit, 4g LTE unlocked SIM, GPS, NFC, fingerprint reader, full size USB 2.0, micro HDMI and a bundled keyboard for around USD 745 including shipping and customs duty. I like it so far.
     
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    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    That's nice to hear.
    I've stuck with the TP10 Gen 1 for similar reasons .
    Win8.1 has worked best for me on this machine .
    Keep us posted .
     
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    I completely get it! I'm still bemoaning Microsofts move from having arguably the best tablet browser ever (Metro IE) to having something that doesn't even have basic touch controls. (Edge). I really miss a good tablet style browser for my surface... Windows 10 is great for desktops, but is a step backwards in a lot of ways for tablet users.
     
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