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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: Fancier CPU and display take a toll on battery life

At a Glance

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  • Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Lenovo ThinkPad 8
    $399.00

    Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 offers many advantages over competing 8 inch Windows tablets, including a faster processor, more storage, and a higher-resolution screen. But it comes up short when it comes to battery

At a Glance

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 offers many advantages over competing 8 inch Windows tablets, including a faster processor, more storage, and a higher-resolution screen. But it comes up short when it comes to battery life and you’ll want to add a mouse and keyboard for anything more than web browsing and simple email.

Price when rated: $499 as tested (with Windows 8.1 Pro)

Pros

  • Fast Intel Atom processor
  • Crisp 1900-by-1200-pixel display
  • Excellent build quality

Cons

  • Lower-than-average battery life
  • Awkward I/O port locations
  • No digitizing pen or keyboard-case options
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