If you are on the market for a reliable 10.1 inch Android tablet that have a good performance for work and play, we think you should consider to buying the newest ThinkPad tablet from Lenovo, named as Lenovo ThinkPad 18384RU. Yeah, unlike the commonly Android tablet from other brand that designed only for multimedia and entertainment tasks, the ThinkPad 18384RU tablet also comes with few securities and office features that designed to help you to do your day to day office tasks on the go.
Like commonly Lenovo’s device, Lenovo ThinkPad 18384RU also comes with a robust design. The high quality black plastic for case looks a solid and easy to hold. Measures 7.2 x 10.3 x 0.6 inches and weighing around at 1.67 lb, this device bundled with a 2-cell lithium polymer battery that promises will gives up to 7 hours of video playback or up to 14 hours for light usage. Yeah, this tablet is thicker and heavier than Lenovo IdeaTab Miix 10.1 inch tablet which has dimension in 7.3 x 10.4 x 0.4 inches and weighing around at 1.3 lbs, but we believe its still can fit perfectly in your bag.
Under the hood, the newest Lenovo ThinkPad 1838 model will be powered by 1.0 GHZ NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and incorporated with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM for multitasking performance. Running on the 3.1 version of Google Android Honeycomb as the operating system, the Lenovo’s tablet is not the most powerful device on the market, but its sill gives a smooth and seamless light office tasks and daily multimedia tasks. For storage needs, the 64GB of onboard memory provides larger memory space than other tablet on its class. Of course, you can also expand the memory space using SD flash memory cards via micro SD card slot that can you found on the right side.
The integrated NVIDIA ULP GeForce as graphics processing unit and a 10.1 inch High Definition capacitive multi touch screen display is not a high end combinations, but still can produces average brightness of 324.3 cd/m², 16:9 aspect ratio and brings a crisp colors for both video and images. Like other modern tablet, this model also comes with In-plane Switching (IPS) and LED backlit technology with support a 1280 x 800 native resolution, so you can watch 720p video playback with ease. On the left side, there is also a micro HDMI port, allows users to share their video content and watch 1080p video playback onto bigger HDTV.
On the front side (top-right corner), there is a 2.0 megapixel web camera for self portraits and internal microphone for face to face video chats via Skype. On the back cover, there is a 5.0 megapixel rear camera for capture high quality photos and support 1280 x 720 video recording. There are also few physical buttons sit on the bottom of front side, includes back button, home button, web browser and screen rotation lock. On the around of edges, there are a 3.5mm headphone jack, micro USB 2.0 port, slot for digitizer Pen, SIM card slot with support CDMA2000 (1xEV-DO) network and a button for increase/decrease volume.
Furthermore, this device also equipped with a standard stereo speaker, Bluetooth, gyroscope sensor, GPS and WiFi 802.11b/g/n to connect into wireless network. For productivity and security, the budget friendly tablet also preinstalled with Documents To Go, PrinterShare Mobile Print, Adobe Flash player 10.2, McAfee Mobile Security, Zinio Magazine Reader, eBuddy Messenger and more. You can also download more useful applications in Lenovo App Shop and Android Play Market.
Yeah, this is not the slimmest and lightest 10.1 inch tablet, but if you need a reliable machine that have a smaller size than a laptop for daily work and multimedia tasks, the has many strengths that make it a good 10.1 inch tablet you should consider buying. If you interested, you can grab Lenovo ThinkPad 18384RU 10.1 inch Office Budget tablet for price around at $317. If you are not familiar with Android OS and looking for a better tablet which offers better office and multimedia experience, we recommend you to check Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T XE700T1C-A04US Windows 8 tablet that powered by Intel Core i5-3317U processor and boasts a 11.6 inch Full HD touch screen display.