Lenovo unveils ThinkPad 8 tablet to compete against iPad mini

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its ThinkPad 8, a Windows 8.1 tablet gunning after the iPad mini.

The ThinkPad 8 features an 8.3-inch display (1920x1080) with a 2.3GHz Intel quad-core Z3700 Bay Trail processor, 8GB of RAM, and storage options of 32, 64, and 128GB. It features an 8-megapixel rear-camera, two-megapixel front-facing camera, a MicroSD card port, MicroUSB 3.0 port, and a MicroHDMI port.

Priced competitively with the iPad mini, the ThinkPad 8 will be available for $399 (£243) when its goes on sale in late January. An optional keyboard case and QuickShot Cover will be made available, where users can peel back the tablet’s cover to expose the 8-megapixel camera, triggering the camera app to open.



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