On the downside, the battery life is slightly shorter than on the MacBook. With Intel HD 5300 graphics (as opposed to HD 6000 on the latest MacBook Air), the new MacBook only reached an average of 21 frames per second in the six-year-old Batman: Arkham Asylum, and that was with medium detail, anti-aliasing disabled and the resolution fixed at the default 1,440 x 900 (as opposed to the max option of 2,560 x 1,600). In other words, it struggled even with moderate settings in an aging game. In practice, however, it's relatively pokey; its average benchmark scores were the lowest among the Windows slates we've tried, even when stacked up against older devices with 1.33GHz chips. There isn't a very large middle ground in the Windows tablet world right now. The ThinkPad 10 is no radical departure in design; it mostly looks like the ThinkPad 8 writ large, and it's not even a big deviation from its ThinkPad Tablet 2 ancestor. If you type often (which is likely if you're already a ThinkPad fan), you should consider spending $90 for the Touch Case or $120 for the Ultrabook Keyboard. That result is better than the bottom-ranked ThinkPad 8, but I'd hardly call that a rousing success.