Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is a serious competitor to other 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet like Acer’s Iconia W4, Dell Venue 8 Pro, and the ASUS VivoTab Note 8. Actually, Lenovo’s first 8” Windows 8.1 tablet is the Mixx 2 last year, though when recently refreshed, Lenovo came out with larger Mixx 2 10” and 11” versions, and launched ThinkPad 8 instead of the Mixx 2 8” with the revamped specs.
ThinkPad 8 has a higher resolution 1920 x 1200 display, equipped with an 8MP camera with flash, though it didn’t carry a digitizer like the others. It packs even faster Intel Atom processor, the Z3770 quad-core Bay Trail clocked at 2.4GHz. Its RAM is at 2GB, and internal memory is up to 128GB.
Lenovo got the ThinkPad 8 an aluminum body, which weighs 0.92 pounds and measures 8.8 mm thin. It has micro USB 3.0, and a micro HDMI port as well. So, making this tablet a PC connected to a monitor will be possible. It also has Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 for added connectivity.
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is bound to go on sale in the US later this month with a starting price of $399.