Lenovo Thinkpad 8 Launched with Z3770 up to 2.4Ghz, FHD Screen

Posted on 06 January 2014, Last updated on 21 September 2019 by

Lenovo just launched a Thinkpad 8 Tablet on Baytrail Z3770 (up to 2.4Ghz), a MicroUBS3.0 port and FHD 1920×1200 screen. SSD options go up to 128GB but there’s a max of 2GB RAM and, as far as we can see, no digitizer layer. There’s a 3G/4G/LTE option.

Update: Price starts at $399. Product page is now live with all the information you need.

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From the press release:

  • Unique Quickshot Cover technology triggers ThinkPad 8’s cameras with a simple flick of the finger ?
  • 8.3 inch high-resolution 1920×1200 FHD display with 10-point multi-touch for a 25% larger, more defined viewing area ?
  • Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor delivers graphics four times as fast  ?
  • An 8 hour battery life supports an entire business days’ worth of video streaming, document sharing and web browsing ?
  • Equipped with both Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office software to keep users connected to work or school on the go ?
  • Micro USB3.0 and microHDMI slots allow users to sync the ThinkPad 8 with a desktop or laptop, ensuring seamless transitions from business to personal use ?
  • Offers virtually anywhere connectivity and productivity with 3G and 4G wireless modelsNote: specification will vary by region.
  • Processor Intel® Z3770 Quad-Core 2.4Ghz (Bay Trail Quad Core)
  • Operating System Windows 8.1 (w/ MS Office) Display/Resolution 8.3 inch (1920×1200) FHD with 10 finger multi-touch screen
  • Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics (Gen7), DX 11, OCL 1.1 & Open GL 3.2, HDCP 1.4/2.1
  • Memory 2GB LPDDR3 1067 (on board)
  • Storage Up to 128 GB
  • Sound Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater, Dual Array Digital Mic Integrated
  • Comms 1x MicroUSB 3.0; 1x MicroHDMI; MicroSD ; MicroSIM (WWAN only)
  • Connectivity Option of 4G LTE/3G or WiFi
  • Camera Front: 2 MP (HD1080p); Rear: 8MP (HD1080p) w/ Auto Focus and Flash
  • Battery Up to 8 hours (20.5Whr)
  • Weight 430g WiFi, 439g WWAN
  • Dimensions 132 mm x 224.3mm x 8.8mm 5.19 x 8.87 x 0.34 inches

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14 Comments For This Post

  1. me says:

    No active digitizer with pen silo? That sucks. At least it has USB 3.0. Is there now way to put 4 GB of RAM in these things?

    I guess those pixel junkies won’t complain about resolution, I guess.

  2. Luis says:

    I wonder why there are no 4 GB devices. Even on 32-bit Windows, 4 GB of physical RAM is better than 2 GB.

  3. Luis says:

    What’s the circle on the left of the camera? Front flash?

    The USB 3.0 and high resolution are nice but the no active stylus and holder is a deal breaker. Right now, the ASUS Vivotab seems better for my use in terms of spec sheet comparison.

  4. JohnCz says:

    In addition it has a bigger 20Whr battery, micro HDMI and probably most important of all a faster processor than you will find on most 8″ Windows tablets. But I do agree that they missed an opportunity and perhaps even their target customer by not offering a active digitizer/stylus as an option.

  5. tmarks11 says:

    Nice to see that the 8″ win8.1 tablet is evolving, although I would like to see it evolving with an active digitizer and 4GB of RAM at least…

  6. tmarks11 says:

    watching the videos, just realized something awesome. BASE configuration is 64 GB for $399. So this thing isn’t priced significantly above existing tablets, and you get the higher resolution 1920×1080 screen and USB3.

    Nice. At least a manufacturer is here to acknowledge that 32GB on a win8.1 tablet is a bit ridiculous…

  7. Hireshe says:

    FINALLY!!!!

    HiPPI screen
    HDMI
    USB 3

    $400 is a great starting price for 64GB, the 128GB has me super interested as well.

  8. guy says:

    Surprised that a ThinkPad labeled tablet doesn’t have a Wacom digitizer. You’d think it’d be offered as an extra option like the WWAN. It was an upgrade option for the ThinkPad 2 I believe. If I Lenovo offers configure to order ability like with their notebooks, I’d get Wacom digitizer, USB 3.0, 4GB RAM, LTE and 1366×768 to save some bucks.

    Right now, the ASUS Vivotab seems preferable for me. I’ll see in April what I’ll end up buying.

  9. cmvrgr says:

    The 64 bit is near with 4gb of ram :)

  10. guimo says:

    I hope they have CTO options while ordering on their website to add 4 GB of RAM and a Wacom digitizer. I’m sure the intended ThinkPad target customer would pay for those.

  11. Beomagi says:

    Close to a perfect UMPC for me – needs keyboard dock.

  12. Boh says:

    Nah, it needs a slide out split keyboard with mouse. Hoping for an under dog to come out with one.

  13. Marcel says:

    I would really stop believing in the intelligence of Lenovo’s product managers if they should not offer the Thinkpad 8 with a digitizer. After all, this device is positioned as a high end version of the 8 inch Windows tablets (see available storage, Full HD display, WWAN option, USB 3.0) targeted at buyers who do not look for the cheapest available device.
    However, without a digitizer (and stylus …) for the Thinkpad 8, the ASUS Vivo Tab Note 8 would be definitely the better choice (at least from my perspective):
    – In an 8″ tablet full HD is more like a nice to have but not a killer argument (again – for me)
    – Vivo Tab will be available with 64GB internal storage – which is sufficient for an 8″ tablet (I know, some folks are not satisfied unles they can store their whole music and video collection on their mobile device – not me) and it is expandable via microSD anyway
    – USB 3.0 is preferable over 2.0 but no deal breaker (for an 8″ tablet)
    – 3G (or LTE) is something I really would want to have, but if I would have to weigh the options I would rather tether than not have a stylus

    Full Windows (instead of e.g. RT or even Android / iOS) makes most sense when you want / need to use the desktop from time to time. And it is a fact that at this time most x86 applications are not optimized for usage with a touch screen – so a stylus will be quite necessary to operate icons etc. especially on a small screen. Not to forget all the other good things you can do with a stylus (drawing, writing).

    So Lenovo: please, please, please don’t be stupid and offer a top end Windows tablet without a (digitizer based) stylus (no – one of the capacitive styli that simulate a thin finger will not do …)

  14. id0x12345 says:

    I don’t understand the complaints about the lack of digitizer, any capacitive pen should work well enough for note taking right?

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