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Lenovo ThinkPad 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad 8. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and screen are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the camera. There are some less positive comments about the features and usability.

portability, screen, size, design, reliability

battery, price, usability, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo ThinkPad 8 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on People really like the usability. The size also gets good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the price.

size, usability


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo Thinkpad 8 Intel ® 1460 MHz 64 GB 2048 MB Flash Hard Drive Intel ® HD GPU

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8


The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is an 8-inch Windows tablet that puts your work into a handheld PC you can slip into a coat pocket. It's not a replacement for your work system, but it's an excellent companion to it.

Small 8-inch form factor is truly portable. All-day battery life. QuickShot cover makes photos a snap. Professional, yet affordable

QuickShot smart cover is optional (and extra). No physical keyboard option. Few ports and connections available

The newest category to spring up in Microsoft's world of Windows tablet PCs is the 8-inch tablet—small enough to be held in one hand and let you take Windows 8 on the go. The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 ($534, as tested) is Lenovo's first 8-inch tablet for the...

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review


By the time Microsoft got Windows 8 up and fighting on 10-inch tablets that compete with the iPad, the battlefield had already shifted to a new breed of smaller, 8-inch tablets. With Windows 8.1, Microsoft's operating system can finally operate on an...

1080p screen ; 8-inch size is comfortable to hold ; Good battery life for Windows ; MicroSD slot for expanded memory ; Universal USB charging

Some menus are too small to use comfortably ; Windows 8.1 apps are scarce and lacking ; 7-8 hour battery life lower than Android and iPad ; No stylus ; Volume toggle squeaks when pressed

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 is a fantastic tablet, but it’s let down by it’s operating system, Windows 8.1, which lags behind the competition.


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Windows 8.1 is in the throes of an identity crisis. The operating system meant to usher in the future of computing found itself mired in the present, installed on laptops and desktops where its hyper-connected, touch-friendly interface didn't fit quite...

Great display ; Solid, premium design ; Incredibly long "can-do" list

Mediocre battery life ; Jack of all trades, master of none ; Desktop mode is unusable on such a small screen

More than a tablet, not quite a PC

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8


A full-HD display, aluminum design and USB 3.0 connectivity help the ThinkPad 8 stand out, but it could use more endurance.

Slim and sturdy design; Rich full-HD display; Sharp 8-MP camera; USB 3.0 allows for versatile docking; Clever optional cover

Below-average battery life; Speakers not very loud; A bit pricey

Those looking for an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet for business and pleasure will find the ThinkPad 8 to be a solid choice. The full-HD display and USB 3.0 connectivity -- not to mention the sturdy aluminum backside -- help this slate stand out versus...

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8


Windows 8 computers have slowly been getting smaller: the 8-inch full Windows barrier had been cracked most recently by the Dell Venue 8 Pro , and Toshiba Encore 8 , both of which were a bit better than previous 8-inch models. So, if you ever wanted a...

The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 runs full Windows 8.1, has an excellent higher-res 8.3-inch display, 64GB of storage standard, all the basic ports you'd need, and fits into a super-slim package.

More expensive than other 8-inch Windows tablets; doesn’t come with a stylus, or keyboard; other tablets have better battery life.

If you’re craving full Windows 8 on a tablet the size of an iPad Mini, and want a great display, the ThinkPad 8 is one of the best we’ve seen...but not by much.

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Lenovo is trucking along in the mobile computing space, where they've been relentless as it seems with product roll outs. One particular area they've been focusing on more so than others, is the busy and ever-evolving Windows 8 tablet scene – a place...

Affordable $400 base price that’s aggressive ; Compact design that’s travel friendly and sturdy ; Display resolution produces crisp visuals ; Desktop-like experience in a small package

Lack of additional productivity software out of the box ; Focusing is problematic with the camera

We can’t stress enough how the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 has more flexibility than other prized tablets in the space. Giving us that desktop-like experience thanks to Windows 8.1, it has an advantage in the productivity side over other Android tablets and the...

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Meet the most powerful 8-inch Windows tablet

Gorgeous FHD screen ; Thin, light design ; Powerful multitasking

Cover adds bulk ; Buggy camera software ; Short battery life

The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is a big step up for the 8-inch class of Windows 8.1 tablets. It's the first with a higher-resolution screen and a faster chip capable of running several desktop applications at once without lag.