ThinkPad 8 Review: Great on the Go!!!

ThinkPad 8-3 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.



Key Features

  • 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.