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Lenovo ThinkPad 8

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad 8Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (ThinkPad Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z3770
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 8.3 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.408kg
Price: 419 euro
Average Score: 79.22% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 43%, features: 54%, display: 84% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad 8

80% Review Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet | Notebookcheck
ThinkPad Differently. The avalanche of new Windows 8.1 tablets continues, offering plenty of choices for those so inclined. Lenovo’s professional ThinkPad 8 bumps the resolution to near-Retina-grade levels and boasts a powerful configuration for a tablet. But can it find a spot in the corporate workplace?
90% Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet Review
Source: Think Digit English
If you are looking for a Windows 8 tablet of this size the ThinkPad 8 is a great choice. It does offer a better screen size than most and had a sleek design to it. Although it does lack the battery time of other devices and we did have a little trouble with the WiFi. Right now you can find the ThinkPad 8 at my favorite online retailer for $449, which makes it a little more expensive than other 8-inch Windows 8 tablets, but with that screen resolution and other features I would say it is worth it. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The ThinkPad 8 is a fine tablet for viewing HD movies, playing some light games and browsing the web; it’s just not a good tablet for doing all of those things in addition to juggling work. It could be an interesting play for Enterprise software or situations when you absolutely need some legacy software. If you want a beastly tablet PC that runs Windows 8.1 Pro like a champ, you’ll be better off spending a little more and getting a Surface Pro 2. The larger 10.1-inch screen allows Windows 8.1 Pro to really work with fingers and it supports a stylus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The ThinkPad 8 is a fine tablet for viewing HD movies, playing some light games and browsing the web; it’s just not a good tablet for doing all of those things in addition to juggling work. It could be an interesting play for Enterprise software or situations when you absolutely need some legacy software. If you want a beastly tablet PC that runs Windows 8.1 Pro like a champ, you’ll be better off spending a little more and getting a Surface Pro 2. The larger 10.1-inch screen allows Windows 8.1 Pro to really work with fingers and it supports a stylus.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review
Source: Slashgear English
Lenovo has a winner with the ThinkPad 8 -- it's designed in such a way that it feels very portable, yet the quality display and use of Windows 8.1 means it can be used for business tasks that your average Android slate might not be up for. The Quickshot cover is a nice feature, even if it does have a novelty feel to it, allowing those with a habit of snapping pictures using a tablet to take shots without hassle.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2014
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review
Source: Slashgear English
Those looking for a Windows tablet up to the task of performing regular business activities -- writing reports, let's say -- would do better looking elsewhere for no other reason than the relatively small display and aspect ratio. If you're in the market for a portable and well-built Windows tablet, however, that is primarily for casual use but able to handle more robust tasks, the ThinkPad 8 is a choice you won't regret.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2014
80% Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: Fancier CPU and display take a toll on battery life
Source: PC World English
Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 offers many advantages over competing 8 inch Windows tablets, including a faster processor, more storage, and a higher-resolution screen. But it comes up short when it comes to battery life and you’ll want to add a mouse and keyboard for anything more than web browsing and simple email.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Windows 8.1
Source: Hot Hardware English
And if you are looking for a Windows 8.1 tablet, should you be checking out the Lenovo ThinkPad 8? Yes, we think it's worthy of being on your short list. The screen is bright and beautiful and sure, it can't game like quite and Nvidia SHIELD, but gaming isn't why you're primarily interested in this kind of device. You want Windows, and you want it to run smoothly, which it does on the ThinkPad 8.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2014

Foreign Reviews

76% Kompaktes und flottes Windows-Tablet
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 68% features: 60% display: 85% mobility: 58%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (128 GB, LTE)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 17/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
81% Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (128 GB, WLAN)
Source: Mein PC & ich - Heft 3/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
76% Lenovo ThinkPad 8-20BQ (128 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%

Comment

Model:

The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 utilizes the Windows 8.1 OS, which be a joy for some and a pain for others. It is important to verify which group you belong to before even considering this tablet. However, putting that aside, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is actually quite an excellent device. The first thing to note about the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is its size. Measuring 8.8 by 5.2 by 0.35 inches (22.35 x 13.21 x 0.89 cm), the device fits perfectly in your hands and works extremely well with the tiles system of a Windows OS. The general opinion is that a smaller display is able to utilize Windows OS much better. Speaking of displays, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 comes with an 8.3 inch screen and a resolution of 1200 by 1920 pixels, providing a high pixel density of 273 ppi.

Unfortunately, the battery life of the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is not up to par. Lenovo claims that it can last up to 8 hours, which is already rather low compared to other tablets. Users planning to get this device have to think about battery life carefully.

All in all, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is a device that is suitable for many matters, but does not specialize in any; a jack of all trades, and master of none. Potential buyers should look into the cons and see if they can overlook them before purchasing this device.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z3770: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.46 - 2.4 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.3":

This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.408 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


79.22%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail)

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-04-21 (Update: 2014-04-21)