You can now order the most powerful Windows 8-inch tablet, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8
Earlier this month, Lenovo announced the ThinkPad 8, a new 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. We managed to get some hands-on time with the product at CES 2014, but now we're pleased to relay news that the tablet is available for purchase direct from Lenovo. How much will you be required to part with to pick the ThinkPad 8 up? Pricing starts from $429.
What makes the ThinkPad 8 special is an 8.3-inch display that packs an astonishing resolution of 1920x1200. It’s also running Windows 8.1, which means we’ve the latest Intel Atom Z3770 quad-core processor inside for added power when required. If you're one who prefers to have physical input, there's the option to purchase both keyboard and docking accessories. Other than the impressive display, the ThinkPad 8 also features 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage, microUSB 3.0 port, LTE, microSD expansion connectivity and more.
Here's a quick look at this stunning Windows 8 tablet:
An interesting extra when ordering through the Lenovo website is the addition of Windows 8 Pro, which can be added to the package for an extra $50. We'll be sure to pick up one ourselves and fire up an in-depth review for you all to enjoy.
So, who's picking one up?
Source: Lenovo (opens in new tab); thanks to everyone who tipped us!
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
Didn't really see the point of a full Windows tablet until now. This is my next tablet purchase. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
- Crazy high resolution on a sub-15.6in screen is also going to lead to situation of either having untouchable tiny icons or nasty DPI scaling (my fellow Surface Pro 2 owners already know all about this).
- No form-factor appropriate keyboard ...and unless I'm mistaken, it doesn't seem to have any digitizer stylus support. That's something I NEED for my work, college and leisure.
Whaa? What about Surface Pro 2 with normal processor? .-.
This Toshiba has the quicker Z3770 processor - so you can expect even more impressive results.
On another note, now that the 1080p barrier has been broken, maybe we can see some screens with more pixel density
The Thinkpad 8 available through Lenovo's site is Wifi only. The LTE version will be available in "Early February". The rep I spoke to could not give me more specific details than that. Smart Cover vs Premium Smart Cover
The rep I spoke to told me that there's no big difference between the two but the premium is "more durable". I'm not really satisfied with that answer but it's all I could get out of them. I had placed an order but I think I'm going to hold off for the LTE version instead.
Why don't 8" tablets come with a USB and HDMIout port built in. What's with the need for adaptor??