Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet Review

General Usage
I have been using the ThinkPad 8 for a few weeks now and to really see how productive I could be on it I actually replaced my Ultrabook with it. Of course I did have a portable keyboard and mouse with me (the ThinkPad 8 does have built-in Bluetooth). I first want to talk about desktop mode. The 1920 x 1200 resolution makes desktop mode extremely easy to use actually. This normally is not the case when it comes to a tablet of this size. It really made me feel like I was using a PC rather than a tablet. I really wish the ThinkPad 8 would have stylus support though.

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet

As we said the ThinkPad 8 has two different cameras. The rear camera is an 8-megapixel camera and takes some rather good photos. It even has a built-in panorama mode. Here are a few shots I took outside in portrait mode, of course you can also use the camera in landscape mode as well.

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Using the front facing 2-megapixel camera I took some shots as well.

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When it comes to everything else with the ThinkPad 8 I really did not have any issues when it came to performance. I was easily able to run multiple applications at once, watch HD video, edit photos, use Microsoft Office and browse the web. When it comes to basic tasks the ThinkPad 8 should be able to handle everything that you throw at it. I did have a few issues getting the ThinkPad 8 to connect to certain WiFi access points though.

One really cool accessory that Lenovo offers for the ThinkPad 8 is a the Quickshot cover. It is much like the smart cover Apple offers for their iPad models. Its acts as a cover that puts the device to sleep when closed, then awakes the unit when you open it. On top of that when you have the cover pulled back and you pull down the corner it instantly actives the back camera, which is really cool and useful. For an extra $35 the Quickshot cover is one accessory we would definitely recommend for this device.

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet

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