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Thinkpad 8 desktop tests. (USB 3.0, Displaylink, full HD video editing, Windows 10.)

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I recently bought the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 Windows tablet, but not the Thinkpad 8 that was launched in early 2014. The latest version has the high-end Z3795 (Baytrail-T) CPU, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD,  LTE and runs a 64-bit version of Windows. CPU and disk performance are well above what you’ll find in the early versions. It also has USB 3.0 support which sets it apart from nearly all 8-inch Windows tablets. It all adds up to the lightest, most powerful, portable and flexible desktop PC that I’ve ever used. The best UMPC to date and one that can do real multi-channel full-HD video editing. Update: While writing this article I updated the Thinkpad 8 to Windows 10. See below.

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My Co-Working Desk

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I’ve been co-working since late last year and it’s been a great boost to my ultramobile life, both in, and out of the computing sphere. Cycling to work means I need to keep the weight down and when I take the bus I’m often encouraged to get off a few stops early and try a different walk-through which means I get to know my town a bit more intimately. My Lumia 830 is rarely out of my hand as I walk.

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HP Stream 8 with extreme USB Connectivity. Good showcase, bad solution.

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I’ve tested this before but it needs to be done again. A sub-$200 8-inch Windows 8 tablet with external Full-HD screen, Gigabit Ethernet, a 256GB SSD, external sound module and USB keyboard and mouse all driven over one UBS 2.0 link. I’m using the HP Stream 8 here.

Belkin DisplayLink and HP Stream 8

Belkin DisplayLink and HP Stream 8

Here’s the display set-up I’m working with now. IE11 (Modern) on the left with Bing News on the right on the main screen. On the tablet screen I have Tweetium running.

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Belkin USB 3.0 Dual Video Dock Turns Ultrabooks Into Workstations

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Belkin has now made available a USB 3.0 dock with dual-video output targeted toward Ultrabook users. The dock adds a number of useful ports and could be a great solution for those of you using your Ultrabook as a desktop and laptop — but is the $199 price tag worth it?

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Computex Day One UltrabookNews Round-Up

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Another huge day for the Ultrabook world as Computex gets started on day one! Most of the big surprises like the Asus TaiChi and Transformer Book were outed on Day 0, but there was still a flood of exciting news today. We worked hard to bring you detailed coverage here at Ultrabook News and now we’ve got a handy round-up of all the Computex Day 1 news; come on in and check it out!

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Belkin Launching a Thunderbolt Dock in July for a Hefty $399

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Starting with the Acer Aspire S5, you’ll see some upcoming Ultrabooks equipped with Intel’s new high speed Thunderbolt interface. While we welcome the interface, we wonder if something like Belkin’s new dock — priced at a cool $399 — is really worth it.

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