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  • Morawka - Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - link

    a 17" Touch Screen gaming laptop. We've finally come full circle Reply
  • curtwagner - Monday, December 08, 2014 - link

    Not a big Lenovo fan, and if you look on a consumer based review (such as http://www.topreport.org/tablets/ my favorite...) it is nowhere to be found. Reply
  • jjj - Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - link

    The Tab S8 sounds decent ( first time i say that about an Intel based Android product , you know, why buy the additional headache when it can be easily avoided). Haven't seen microSD mentioned anywhere so i assume it doesn't have one. Compared to the alternatives it does stand out. The Shield is 300$ and 221 x 126 x 9.2 , the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is 400$ (and much better) , the new Sony Z3 Compact seems to be priced at 379 euros so would likely end up 379 to 419$, the Nexus 7 is smaller and way bulkier, the LG G Pad is slightly bigger but costlier even when you find a deal. If Lenovo manages to make it work ok and doesn't cripple the software, it could sell well enough. Reply
  • Brett Howse - Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - link

    I double checked the spec sheet and I see no mention of microSD for this. Reply
  • jjj - Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - link

    Yeah i've looked at the PDF with the specs too trying to find a definitive answer since it's a deal breaker for me but just got to assume for now that there isn't one. Reply
  • Rocket321 - Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - link

    Finally, another manufacturer besides LG/Google gets it. We want low prices but won't compromise on screen quality. Thanks Lenovo, that S8 looks like a great addition to the market. Reply
  • dragantoe - Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - link

    The ONLY reason I would consider the weak atom is because it can run windows, so if this tablet only runs android it'll be a waste of money... Reply
  • Ratman6161 - Monday, September 08, 2014 - link

    Weak? I have not had a chance to try one but the bench marks do not support your "weak"statement. (I have the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 BTW). Check out the AT review of the Galaxy Tab S here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8197/samsung-galaxy-... I'm pointing you there because the Asus Memo Pad 7 is one of the tablets the benchmark the Galaxy tab s against. The Qualcom 800 based Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is also in there. The Asus with the Atom seems to compare pretty favorably in CPU benchmarks and beats the Exynos 5420 in the Tab S and the Snapdragon 800 in the Tab Pro in the majority of benchmarks (and where it loses it isn't by much). GPU benchmarks seem more of a mixed bag but it still seems pretty competitive there too.

    On Amazon that Memo pad 7 is only $124 and the 8 is only $169. For my wife, who is looking for something relatively cheap to be an e-reader (she want's it as a replacement for her aging Nook Color) while doing double duty for email and web surfing, it sounds pretty good to me.
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  • nikaldro - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    the tab s 8.4 is much better you say?
    yeah, it's QHD, but it's pentile
    bay trail is plenty fast. it may not match an S805, but it's enough to run windows, it has no problem with android
    and 400 bucks vs 200
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  • jjj - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    The Galaxy Tab S if far more compact (both in bezels and thickness) and should be faster( you can check the review here) and higher res and wifi ac and bigger screen and yes it's far better overall but it costs too much - and that was exactly my point, the Lenovo stands out due to the more reasonable price/specs ratio but maybe you forgot to keep your rage in check and think. Reply
  • nikaldro - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    sunspider scores
    Z3745 : 640
    S805 : 670
    people, open your eyes : despite the "atom" name you hate so much (and so did i), bay trail is NOT slow
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  • nikaldro - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    sunspider scores
    Z3745 : 640
    S805 : 670
    people, open your eyes : despite the "atom" name you hate so much (and so did i), bay trail is NOT slow
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  • Valis - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    Doesn't matter much, the ATOM Z3745 is 64 bit but the Windows OS on these devices are 32-bit, I have no use for that anymore, I use more and more 64-bit prgs. Reply
  • nikaldro - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    the only device powered by an atom in this article runs android Reply

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