ThinkPad 8 Review: Great on the Go!!!
The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is the company’s first 8-inch ThinkPad Windows 8 tablet. The ThinkPad 8 starts at $399 with Windows 8.1 and includes Microsoft Office Home and Student Home. Windows 8.1 Pro (loaded on this review system) systems are $499. This little dynamo back as a both load in specs, with a Full HD display, the latest Intel Z3770 Quad Core Processor (Bay Trail), 2GB of ram, a 1900×1200 gorgeous display and complimented with micro USB 3.0 and HDMI ports.
Plus you have the Lenovo’s unique Quickshot cover ($35 option), features a flap which when folded down will expose the camera. When the camera is exposed, the software is triggered and photos can be captured at will. The ThinkPad 8 is what I have envisioned Windows 8.1 tablets as. Light portable, with some computing power to give the user a full Windows experience. With a decent 8hr battery life ( was hoping for 10hr+). Still the fluid functionality of the ThinkPad 8 allows for a business user to be on the road with a lightweight device that can be used to handle work documents with office and have some down-tome watching TV shows on HULU ( Best to use headphones over the speaker average quality)
overall the ThinkPad 8 is a very solid tablet- no all around mobile device for the on the Go user, there are no limitations set and you have the full power of Windows 8.1 backing you. It is a device I full recommend.
- Smudge less IPS LED backlight display with infinity AGC Dragontrail Glass.
- Robust all Aluminum top cover with rubber edging, weighing 14 ounces.
- 8.3” high-resolution 1920×1200 FHD bright display with 10-point multi-touch.
- High-speed USB 3.0 port for peripheral connectivity and data transfer; also supporting USB 2.0.
- HDMI-out port allows easy connection to an HD television or other monitor.
- Optional Quickshot Cover that triggers ThinkPad 8’s cameras with finger flick.
- 2MP front-facing webcam for video conferencing, 8MP rear-facing camera.
- Intel Quad Core processor that doubles the processing power and graphics, making it four times as fast as its previous generation.