2014 is probably the year of the tablet war. Apple recently launched the iPad Air and the iPad Mini, both with Retina Display. So what’s the next best thing that we can get without the Apple price tag? Here we have the Lenovo ThinkPad 8, the one that they said to be a fully functional PC in the palm of your hand.

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Lenovo is maintaining the name ThinkPad in this one. For what we used to know, ThinkPad is a name IBM used for their top of the line laptops before Lenovo took over the company. And in recent years, we know that ThinkPad is Lenovo, but in laptop form. So when we say ThinkPad, automatically we process the name in our heads as laptops.

That is the thing of the past. Lenovo unveils their latest tablet during the recent Consumer Electronic Show (CES2014) in Las Vegas with a promise of making the PC, more mobile. This I think is a very good move by Lenovo. We used to see the tablet as being either too sluggish or lack of power to be a PC/laptop. This the game has changed with this one.

The ThinkPad 8 is made to focus on power and maximum usage as a full scale PC. It is the first tablet to feature 1920 x 1080 resolution produced by any other manufacturer other than Apple. It is powered by Intel Atom quad-core 2.4GHz processor with 2GB of RAM. The 16GB space variant comes with WiFi without 3G but the 32GB space version comes with 3G network.

LenovoTP8-2You can also connect the ThinkPad to a TV via the micro HDMI port and use the tablet as a normal computer. Just attach a keyboard to the USB 3.0 port then you have an instant laptop/computer.

The Lenovo ThinkPad is a 2-in-1 device, in my opinion. It can be a tab, while at home it can be my PC. Cool? Yes! Microsoft Office suite comes with it, I think and any office work can be done with this tab.

I’m just waiting for this to arrive in Malaysia and it’s a high probability that I might get one. We shall wait and see.

Source of info: TheVerge