Lenovo Thinkpad 8 alternatives
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE, 9.7 inch, 392 grams (0.86 lbs)|
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE has a fab super-AMOLED hi-res 2048x1536 pixel 9.7 inch display with a 4:3 ratio, essentially a larger version of the 8.0 inch Tab S2, it is still lightweight and has the same slight frame of 5.6mm. You get Samsung's multtasking split screen interface and a fingerprint scanner. The 8MP camera has a notable f1.9 aperture.
|HP Pro Slate 8, 7.9 inch, 350 grams (0.77 lbs)|
The HP Pro Slate 8 is a full HD (2048x1536) business oriented tablet which runs Android Lollipop with native Work Profiles, a feature of Android for work, and has hardware-enabled security, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor, 2GB RAM and an HP Duet Pen.
|Teclast X98 Pro, 9.7 inch, 510 grams (1.12 lbs)|
The Teclast X98 Pro is a 9.7 inch Windows 10 tablet with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and you can put in up to 64GB of SD card storage. Teclast is a Chinese device maker that's been offering low-cost Android tablets for a few years, and inexpensive Windows models since 2014. This will be one of the company's first to ship with Windows 10 as well as one of the first to feature an Intel Cherry Trail processor and is the successor to the Teclast X98 Air.
|Apple iPad Air 2, 9.7 inch, 437 grams (0.96 lbs)|
As you may expect this iteration of the Air is thinner and lighter than it's forebear. The enhanced retina display has taken previous iPad displays of three layers and eliminated the gaps hopefully giving more vivid colours and less internal reflection. The performance of the 64 bit A8X cpu that comes with an M8 motion coprocessor provides up to 40% improvement according to Apple. Security is from the fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button, Apple call this Touch ID. The front camera is 1.2MP and the rear iSight 8MP, the wifi is 802.11 ac which theoretically give up to 866 Mbps. The device comes in three colours and 16, 64 or 128GB storage and up to 10 hour battery life.
|Fujitsu Stylistic Q335 Mini Tablet, 8.0 inch, 399 grams (0.88 lbs)|
The Fujitsu Stylistic Q335 8inch Mini Tablet has been designed for convenient ultra-mobility with Windows 8 productivity. The Atom processor gives it solid performance and a long battery life in mainstream computer usage. There are accessories such as the Folio Cover or TPU Case (with choice of hand or shoulder strap), also there is the ability to enhance device protection and productivity.
Conversion cables are optional. Fujitsu are expecting usage to include tasks from the retail floor, to the classroom or corporate environment.
|Lenovo Miix 3 (8-inch), 8.0 inch, 360 grams (0.79 lbs)|
The Miix 3 8-inch (known as Miix 300 in some countries) is a budget Windows 8 inch tablet, lowish screen resolution but 2GB of RAM and 64GB of disk storage.
|Archos 80 Cesium (502351), 8.0 inch, 360 grams (0.79 lbs)|
The Archos 80 Cesium is an 8" Windows 8.1 Tablet based on Intel's BayTrail Atom Z3735G SoC. It sports a resolution of 1280x800 pixels and the tablet offers a microHDMI port as well as a microUSB port. With 1GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage this device is not really suited for entering desktop windows, as both of it will quickly exceed its limits. If you stay in Metro mode most of the time this device might be sufficient.
|Onda V975W, 9.7 inch, 495 grams (1.09 lbs)|
The Onda V975W is a 9.7" tablet based on Intel's BayTrail Atom Z3735F processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. The 9.7" multitouch IPS screen has a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n are rather standard and we would have liked to see 5GHz WiFi band. The tablet has the same aspect ratio and screen resolution as the iPad air.
|Onda V891w, 8.9 inch, 415 grams (0.91 lbs)|
The Onda W891 is a 8.9" tablet based on Intel's BayTrail Atom Z3735F processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. The 8.9" multitouch IPS screen has a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels. Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n are rather standard and we would have liked to see 5GHz WiFi band.
|Odys Wintab 9 Plus 3G, 8.9 inch, 487 grams (1.07 lbs)|
9-inch Windows tablets are growing in popularity and this low-cost OEM product under the Odys brand is a good example of how the segment is panning out with high-resolution screens. This model doesn't come with a keyboard dock or case.
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