With enterprise and small-to-medium business users in mind, Lenovo has come out with the ThinkPad 8, a Windows-run tablet that addresses users’ mobility and flexibility. Designed for both content creation and consumption, the ThinkPad 8 offers full PC experience–but of course you’d need peripherals such as a docking device, a keyboard, and an external monitor for it to function like a real desktop.
Michael Ngan, country general manager of Lenovo Philippines, says the enterprise-grade tablet features “multi-mode” design. It can be used in tablet mode, or convert it into tent mode via an optional Quickshot cover. With use of docking device, the ThinkPad 8 can turn instantly into a desktop as you can connect it to an external monitor and a full size keyboard.
The tablet’s display, which measures 8.3 inch (a bit bigger than iPad Mini’s 7.9 inch display), features 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. There’s also Miracast technology for viewing contents of the display like video on a remote screen, which you can also do using the microHDMI port.
The ThinkPad 8 is powered by the latest Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor and offers up to 128 GB of internal storage. Apart from the MicroHDMI port, the tablet has a microUSB 3.0 port. The tablet can be turned into a “desktop” by attaching it to a ThinkPad USB 3.0 dock station (sold separately and costs P6k), where you can also attach a monitor and full size USB keyboard.
The ThinkPad 8 comes with a Windows 8 Pro and preloaded with Microsoft Office. It comes with an SRP of Php 25,490. Both the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad 8 are available at Lenovo Exclusive Stores, SM North EDSA Think Exclusive Store, and Lenovo Corporate Resellers nationwide.
ThinkPad 8 specs:
- Intel Atom Z3770
- Windows 8.1 with MS Office
- 2 GB RAM DDR3
- 64 GB eMMC (storage)
- Intel SGX5445 with HD (graphics)
- Multitouch 8.3″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200) display
- Thinkpad WIFI ABGN
- 1 Year International Carry in Warranty