Lenovo Announces ThinkPad 8, An 8-inch Windows Tablet With Full HD Display Starting $399

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Windows


LAS VEGAS – January 5, 2014: PC computing leader Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show,announced additions to its product portfolio with the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the world’s lightest 14 inch ultrabook and the ThinkPad 8, a premium 8 inch tablet offering a full PC experience on the move. Lenovo also introduces the new ThinkPad OneLink Dock Pro, an enhanced docking solution through a single cable connector.

“Lenovo continues to push the boundaries of design and technology as we aspire to create the best products in the market. Our obsession in the pursuit of perfection is evident with these smarter devices designed to enhance the way people interact at home and at work,” said Peter Hortensius, SVP and president, Think Business Group, Lenovo. “The ThinkPad X1 Carbon delivers a stunning user experience with the best professional display and new interactive methods and represents another step in our PC plus journey.”

ThinkPad 8 – Professional-Ready Tablet with Three Modes
A premium 8 inch tablet constructed of machine-cut aluminum, the compact ThinkPad 8 comes equipped with the technologies professionals need to be successful. It caters to those who want a more portable device without sacrificing the ability to connect to a keyboard and display for a full PC experience. Use it in Tablet Mode on the go. Connect it to the optional keyboard base, dock or monitor for Desktop Mode. Or flip its optional Quickshot Cover over the tablet to convert into Tent Mode.

In addition, it allows users to capture photos and videos intuitively and easily with the Quickshot cover. Users just peel back the tablet’s cover to expose the 8 MP high definition camera, triggering the camera app to open. Once captured, users can view and edit their photos and videos on the super bright 8.3 inch 1920×1200 display and transfer them wirelessly using Miracast technology or view them via a cable using its microHDMI port. Supporting a full PC experience, ThinkPad 8 is armed with the latest Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor, up to 128GB of storage, a microUSB 3.0 port, LTE2 connectivity and a full Windows8 Pro experience for professional needs.

Businesses can also opt for a variety of service and support solutions to fit their needs. Lenovo’s new Advanced Exchange warranty upgrade option in the U.S. and Canada raises the bar on the tablet support experience. This upgrade provides a replacement tablet the next business day after determining that a customer’s tablet has failed.  The customer simply ships back the original tablet in a pre-paid shipping box and keeps the replacement. With the same serial number as the original tablet, the replacement makes it easy for businesses to track and manage leased products.

Lenovo Services offers Integrated Solutions
Lenovo’s comprehensive portfolio of Services provides relevant and integral value to businesses.  With a committed focus on customer, quality and responsiveness, Lenovo Services offers innovative and integrated solutions to ensure maximum productivity.  Warranty Extensions, Upgrades, Accidental Damage Protection, Keep Your Drive, Priority Technical Support and a complete set of factory and automated deployment services help organizations effectively bridge the gap between consumer and business.

Pricing and Availability3
ThinkPad 8 convertible tablet configure to order models start at $399 and Topseller models start at $429 and will be available late January.

  • Bugbog

    I suppose this is the 8″ tab some have been waiting for? I guess the only thing missing is a Wacom stylus!

    • rockuz

      This is the 8″ tablet I have been waiting for, and it looks great.

    • Pookiewood

      Thanks for sharing the video. My b-day is on the 18th. I can tell my wife, “Ohhh ohhh I want that one!!” Then she’ll tell me to stop jumping on the couch! 😀

      • Bugbog

        You are welcome. And good luck!

    • Haymo

      She just said she wants to make love to the tablet O.O

      • Bugbog

        Can’t blame her, it is that attractive!

        • Haymo

          Indeed, although I’m not quite sure what fits where during the lovemaking process. Maybe if it has a rumble function?

          • Bugbog

            Hey, no need to go there, it’s a platonic love!

  • Tirinti

    At least proper 8″ tablet.
    This is the end of pathetic Dell Venue 8 Pro with low res and without LTE.

    • Bugbog

      Hey! DV8P isn’t pathetic, (seeing as I bought it :) ), 1024 would be pathetic, the device is still HD @ 720p which, visually, is quite great.

      The T8 is just the higher tier 8″ that we requested, for those that wish to pay a little bit more.

  • NegLewis

    This will sell only in USA.
    in EU the device will be $399 before Tax: meaning a L399 witch will be a 599 Euro before Tax. 800 Euro after Tax.

    • Wtechrover

      It’s not so bad. I expect € 449 for the base model.

    • Bugbog

      Likely to be £300-350 in the UK