Chinese multinational technology company Lenovo aims to lure prospective iPad mini and iPad mini with retina buyers into them with the availability of their new Windows 8.1 powered tablet, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8.
Announced almost a month ago during the 2014 CES event in Las Vegas, USA, the latest so-called “business tablet” by Lenovo featuring an impressive 8.3 inch Full HD display has officially hit the shelves with a competitive price tag of $429.
Specs wise, the ThinkPad 8 features a powerful 2.4GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3770 processor with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and an option of 32, 64 or 128 GB of built-in storage. There’s also an 8 megapixel and 2 megapixel back and front camera combo, optional LTE support and a micro HDMI port so you can hook it up to an external monitor.
There’s also an additional optional accessory called the “Quickshot”, similar to Apple’s Smartcover. It acts as a stand so you can use the device in a tent-like form, wakes the device as you peel back, and fires up the camera app by folding a corner to expose the 8 megapixel back shooter.
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 full specs:
- Windows 8.1 or 8.1 Pro
- 2.4GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3770 processor
- 8.3 inch (1920 x 1200 pixels) Full HD IPS 10 finger multi-touch display at 273 ppi
- 2 GB of DDR3 RAM
- 32, 64 or 128 GB of ROM
- 8 megapixel AF main camera with LED flash, 1080p HD video
- 2 megapixel front facing camera, 720p with mute function
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Optional LTE support
- USB 3.0, micro HDMI and micro USB ports
- 8 hour battery life
If you’re still skeptical as to how ThinkPad 8 fair with the iPad Minis, check out our Lenovo ThinkPad 8 vs. Apple iPad Mini vs. Apple iPad Mini with Retina Specs Comparison here. [via]