Lenovo’s A-Series tablets are entry-level, but for many people they are just what they need. Today we took a look at the Tab A8 which features a Mediatek 1.3 GHz quad-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and runs Android 4.4.2. This combination works very well for most applications, typical games, productivity and more.
One thing that I really like about this tablet is its size. The Tab A8 is an 8-inch tablet. The 8-inch size is great for pretty much anything. You can hold the tablet in one hand or two, use it in both portrait and landscape mode, and it is small enough to easily fit into a backpack, briefcase or laptop bag. The tablet has a really good and weight to it. The rubberized back makes it easy and comfortable for you to hold.
While I have quite a few tablets the one I’ve always gone back to is my Kindle Fire HD. It’s size, ease of use and performance for my needs has always kept me coming back to it. This tablet reminds me of that a lot, except for it is more “open” as you are running on a true Android operating system. Also the battery life on the Tab A8 is very, very good. You can run this tablet all day and not worry about the battery running out.
The only real gripe I have with this table is that the screen could have been a bit brighter.
I think that if you are looking for an inexpensive tablet for reading, watching media, being productive (writing & browsing) and even some light gaming the Lenovo Tab A8 is perfect for that and the pricetag of $149.99 makes it hard to pass up. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Lenovo Tab A8 a 9 out of 10 score.
– Solid design and construction
– Long battery life
– Great size for multiple uses
– Screen could have been a bit brighter