Lenovo starts direct sales of ThinkPad 8 Windows tablet
A few weeks back at CES we first heard about Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8, another compact Windows 8.1 tablet. But unlike some of the real budget-minded options, Lenovo’s tablet had the specs to potentially attract business users: things like a 1920 x 1200 display, metal body, and options for a whole boatload of storage. Unsurprisingly, we were pretty taken with this slate, especially since it still managed to deliver all this while being comparatively affordable, set to sell starting around $400. We knew that sales were set to begin this month, and today see Lenovo start accepting orders for the ThinkPad 8 itself.
On Lenovo’s site, the base ThinkPad 8 price starts at $429 for the 64GB model. Moving up to 128GB raises things to $569. Shoppers are also given the option to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to the Pro edition for an extra $50.
What we haven’t seen yet, though, is the cellular-enabled version, and that 4G LTE connectivity could be a big deal for certain users; if that’s the boat you’re in, you may want to keep holding out for Lenovo to make it available.