Up until recently there were not too many size options in Windows tablet market. You could either choose a mini 7-inch slate or a big 10-inch one. Apparently, there was something missing in the middle and the void is starting to fill up quickly with 8-tish-inch devices. On Monday at Consumer Electronic Show another one was announced, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8. The tablet will hit the stores later this month and will be available in several storage and connectivity configurations starting at $399.
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Windows 8.1 Tablet
The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is a 8.3-inch tablet offering full-on Windows 8.1 experience. The slate has a resolution of impressive 1920 x 1200 pixels, making it the first Windows 8.1 tablet with resolution this high. The result is sharp picture in addition to good color reproduction and wide viewing angles. The tablet is made of aluminum and does not have any on-screen buttons, except for a single Windows key below the screen.
The ThinkPad 8 is powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel Z3770 quad-core processor, but before you start clapping your hands with excitement you should know one thing. Those 2.4 GHz is maximum speed which the tablet is unlikely to achieve on regular basis. The average speed would probably hit close to 1.6 GHz, which in fact is not bad at all.
Other key features of the tablet include 2 GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with a single LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. Both cameras offer 1080p full HD video capture.