The composition of the tablet came with Windows 8, a new model of ThinkPad, Lenovo. The device boasts a high-quality 8.3-inch high-definition display, decent autonomy, and the original protective cover. In this case the price is relatively mild – $ 450.
The device is enclosed in a metal case, which immediately adds solidity. Thus it is not too heavy – 460 assembly is very high quality. Power button and volume controls are located as usual – on the right side. ThinkPad 8 provides a larger set of interfaces than the average tablet. There are USB 3.0, microHDMI 1.4a, audio jack, and a slot for cards microSD. For wireless modules provide WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n Bluetooth 4.0. In addition, there is support WiDi (Intel Wireless Display) – protocol to transfer 1080p HD video with 5.1 audio on the TV or monitor.
Designers Lenovo in its come to the topic of a protective cover for the tablet. The back cover has a magnetic strip which joins the firm velvety cover. The compound is obtained reliable, but not breakout force excessively high. This cover can be folded to form a stand. Camera lens, which is located in the upper left corner, the default is closed. To start shooting should bend edge cover. Traffic is quite convenient and does not take much time. At the same time the camera application starts automatically. Likewise, working in and out of sleep mode when the cover is removed from the screen.
Cameras 8 ThinkPad in two pieces. Summary located on the back cover has an 8-megapixel matrix, equipped with autofocus and flash. Very good quality footage for tablets, although not impress top smartphone owners. Nevertheless, on a sunny day outdoors, you can get decent shots. You can also shoot 1080p video. Front facing 2-megapixel camera does not particularly stand out but is equipped with a bi-directional microphone with noise reduction. This will improve the quality of video chat.
8.3-inch display has excellent color, resolution – 1920 x 1200 pixels . This makes it attractive for photographers as a tool for viewing and editing images. Matrix is the technology IPS, which provides viewing angle close to 180 degrees. It can recognize up to 10 touch points simultaneously. The screen can be successfully used with a stylus, but it is not complete. Problems with solar flares will not be due to a special filter.
ThinkPad 8 is based on a quad-core Intel Z3770 clocked at 2.49 GHz and Intel HD mobile GPU Graphics. Available 64/128 GB of disk space and 2 GB of RAM. The USB 3.0 port can be used not only for connecting external drives and accessories. With it, the tablet can be turned into an additional display for a desktop computer. MicroHDMI allow an external monitor is attached to the plate itself. To connect to the mobile Internet service used 3G/4G.
Built-in speakers deserve high praise – the sound quality and volume достаточная.
Battery provides about 7 hours of battery life on a single charge, which is pretty good. Although the press release, the manufacturer promised all 10 hours.
Device is controlled by a full 32-bit version of Windows 8.1
In idle mode the CPU temperature exceeds 42 degrees, and the load can go up to 70 degrees. AIDA64 test shows a maximum speed of reading data from the memory to 125 MB / s, and the average – 88.4 MB / s. ATTO Disk Benchmark tool showed the maximum read speed of 130 MB / s and write only 40 MB / s. Utility PCMark Professional Edition 8 showed the following results:
Home accelerated 3.0 – 1091
Creative accelerated 3.0 – 1008
Work accelerated 2.0 – 1219
Storage (System) – 3584
– good build quality
– intelligent design
– HD display
– not too high performance
On the one hand, thanks to windows 8, ThinkPad 8 can be a good tool for office. On the other – a small display limits the usability of this role. As a constant companion for lovers of windows tablet is fully justified. Original decision to cover also praiseworthy.