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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (2013). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas the apps and touch screen get critical opinions.

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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 89/100 = 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.

Apr, 2019

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 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

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet

 

ThinkPad Differently. The avalanche of new Windows 8.1 tablets continues, offering plenty of choices for those so inclined. Lenovo's professional ThinkPad 8 bumps the resolution to near-Retina-grade levels and boasts a powerful configuration for a...

Great build quality, Comfortable in the hand, Beautiful, sharp screen, Excellent general system performance, USB 3.0, The sturdy ThinkPad build, gorgeous screen, and thoughtful QuickShot Cover

Mediocre battery life, No stylus/digitizer support, Middling screen brightness for its class, Difficult navigation due to high resolution, Lack of keyboard is frustrating in a business environment, A bit pricier than comparable peers, A physical...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SRS Audio
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:0.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:20.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):20.5
Battery life (max):8
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:1 / 2 / 3
Standby Time:17 / 408 / 480

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Certification:GreenGuard
Color of product:Black
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet / Phablet
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black
Product type:Notebook
RoHS compliance:No / Y / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:370
Display Diagonal:8.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 1200 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display surface:Gloss
Display Technology:IPS
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:273
Tilt angle range:10 - 25
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:10
Energy Star certified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 830M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Numeric keypad:Y

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AC3,MP3,PCM,WAV,WMA
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9
Video formats supported:AVI,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / H.263,H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 2 / 4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1067 / 1333 / 1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Multimedia

Built-in camera:Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA,HSPA+ / HSPA,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:Y / Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Graphics adapter memory type:
Host interface:
Hot-swap:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Optical Drive Type:
Processor socket:BGA 1380 / BGA1380
Storage drive interface:Serial ATA
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 64
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AC3, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AC3, PCM, WAV, WMA
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Orientation sensor: Yes
Password protection:Supervisor, User / Y
Password protection type:Supervisor, User
Personal info management:Calculator, Games, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Games, Notes
Position location:N / Y
Product type:All-in-One PC
Proximity sensor: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes
Video compression format:AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / H.263, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVI,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / H.263,H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:N / No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:10
Autonomy mode:N
Energy Star certified:Y

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel® H87
PCI Express configurations:1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:Z3770 / Z3795
Processor ARK ID:76760 / 80267
Processor boost frequency:2.39 / 2.4 / 2.93
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor code:SR1M3 / SR1SK
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.46 / 1.59 / 1.6 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:Z3770 / Z3795
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:17
Processor series:Intel Atom Z3700 series
Processor socket:BGA 1168 / LGA 1150 (Socket H3)
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2
Stepping:B2 / C0
System bus rate:5
Tcase:66.35
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Demand Based Switching:N
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:N
Intel FDI Technology:N / Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:N
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:N / Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78928 / 81018
Processor code:SR1EN
Processor package size:37.5 / 40
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013A
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:- Lenovo Companion\n- Lenovo Support\n- Lenovo Tap to Display (QuickDisplay)\n- Lenovo Tap to Share (QuickCast)\n- AccuWeather\n- Amazon Kindle\n- Evernote\n- Skitch Touch\n- Norton Studio\n- RaRA Streaming Music\n- Skype\n- Zinio\n- Microsoft One Note\n- Norton Internet Security 2014\n- Nitro Pro 8\n- Lenovo Solution Center\n- ThinkVantage System Update / Lenovo Companion\nLenovo Support\nLenovo Tap to Display (QuickDisplay)\nLenovo Tap to Share (QuickCast)\nAccuWeather\nAmazon Kindle\nEvernote\nSkitch Touch\nNorton Studio\nRaRA Streaming Music\nSkype\nZinio\nMicrosoft® Office\nMicrosoft One Note\nNorton Internet Security 2014 with 30 days of virus protection\nNitro Pro 8\nLenovo Solution Center\nThinkVantage System Update / Microsoft Office 365
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows CE
Operating system version:32-bit / 8.1 / 8.1 Pro / Bing / SST
Platform:Windows
Trial software:- Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office / Norton Internet Security / Office
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 8.1,Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:eMMC / Flash / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.346 / 5.2 / 8.82
Height:0.346 / 0.35 / 8.82 / 8.83
Weight:14.4 / 15.2 / 25.7
Width:5.2 / 8.82 / 8.83