Lenovo Tab M8 HD: Slim tablet for browsing with useful software additions
The second edition of Lenovo's Tab M8 HD is characterized by good workmanship, a modern design and comparably slim bezels. On top of the standard Android system, the tablet also has a kid's mode and a useful tablet manager.
After our review of the Lenovo Tab M7, we were now able to take a look at the Lenovo Tab M8 HD and were very pleased. Its affordable price does not impact the good workmanship and relatively modern design, which differentiates it from other affordable tablets. The connectivity is sufficient for everyday use as long as users do not need any particularly demanding applications. The device is available for around $140 and offers fast Wi-Fi and a very long battery life. It's a good offer.
The right software also plays an important role in the use of a tablet. Users usually have to choose between a bloated system or stock Android - this can be a difficult decision, particularly for beginners. Lenovo has included its own tablet manager that combines many functions within a single app - this makes it easier for users to change settings.
As some manufacturers pride themselves in being suitable for children, having an easy way to make tablets suitable for young users is important. Lenovo has created its own kid's app with which parents can ensure their child is using an age-appropriate interface as well as limit the content and time spent on the device. This is not connected to an online account, as is the case with the Kindle devices from Amazon.
Lenovo has managed to combine a useful device with an affordable price tag that offers both pure Android and proprietary software. The icing on the cake is that users can access all this without having to register for an online account.
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
Translator:Katherine Bodner - Translator - 299 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I completed my master's degree in translation at the University of Vienna a few years ago and have been working as a translator for English, German and French ever since. I first started translating for Notebookcheck in 2017 and have learned more about computers than I ever imagined, and I have even become the person my family turns to for advice when it comes to consumer electronics. Other than that I also focus on everything connected to sustainability and renewable energy.