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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (2013). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the apps and touch screen.

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battery, price, touch screen, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (2013) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

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

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: sharp screen, worst-in-class battery life

 

Not long ago, I vowed to review every 8-inch Windows tablet. That's partly because they're popular, sure, but there was another reason, too: Their specs

Full HD display -- a rarity among 8-inch Windows tablets ; One of the only tablets this size offered with 128GB of built-in storage ; Thin and light, even for a small-screened tablet

Worst-in-class battery life ; Expensive compared to other 8-inch Windows tablets ; Aluminum case scratches easily, as does the screen ; Backside can get quite hot ; Slower-than-average boot-up time

With a high price and worst-in-class battery life, the ThinkPad 8 should be the first 8-inch Windows tablet you cross off your shopping list. Though not terrible in its own right, other small-screened slates offer more value for less money.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review

 

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.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Michelle Mastin (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: Fancier CPU and display take a toll on battery life

 

Your eyes will love the crisp 1900x1200-pixel resolution on the ThinkPad 8, even with the power-consumption tradeoff.

Fast Intel Atom processor ; Crisp 1900-by-1200-pixel display ; Excellent build quality

Lower-than-average battery life ; Awkward I/O port locations ; No digitizing pen or keyboard-case options

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 offers many advantages over competing 8 inch Windows tablets, including a faster processor, more storage, and a higher-resolution screen. But it comes up short when it comes to battery

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8

 

Putting full-bore Windows 8 on an 8-inch tablet that weighs less than a pound is no easy feat. But with the ThinkPad 8, Lenovo has...

Classic, understated Lenovo styling. Impressive performance and a gorgeous screen, though it might be a bit too finely detailed for peripheral-free use

Anemic battery life. Power/volume buttons are difficult to access

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

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.

Conclusion The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is Lenovo's first 8-inch tablet in the business-oriented ThinkPad line, and probably the best business tablet we've seen in this size. However, while Atom-powered tablets continue to get better, they still aren't quite...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review

 

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...

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

Maybe I've been waiting for the wrong thing after all

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad 8: An 8-inch Windows tablet, not a laptop

 

Compact design, a very sharp screen and nice extras make for a very good Windows 8 tablet, but don't expect keyboard accessories -- this one's best used for touch.

The ; 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.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review:

 

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.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (ubergizmo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review

 

It’s never easy to change the status quo. For the most part, modern tablets are used for content consumption, not content creation. With...

windows 8.1.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review

 

Among the series of laptops Lenovo has introduced over the past handful of months lies a small Windows 8.1 tablet, the ThinkPad 8. With the tablet comes a small form factor and a unique Quickshot cover, the most notable feature of the device. How does...

Lenovo has a winner with the ThinkPad 8 — it’s designed in such a way that it feels very portable, yet the quality display and use of Windows 8.1 means it can be used for business tasks that your average Android slate might not be up for. The Quickshot...

Apr, 2014

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