Lenovo Thinkpad 8 FHD LTE Tablet 4GB RAM 128GB MEMORY **UPDATED VERSION** £239.99 @ Expansys
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Lenovo Thinkpad 8 FHD LTE Tablet 4GB RAM 128GB MEMORY **UPDATED VERSION** £239.99 @ Expansys

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Found 24th Jun 2015
This is the updated version of this tablet with 64 BIT Windows, faster processor and 4GB RAM.

System: Windows 8.1 Pro
Processor: 1.59 GHz / Quad Core / Intel Bay Trail Quad Core Atom Z3795
Memory: Internal: 128 GB / RAM: 4 GB LPDDR3 / Slot type: microSD
Display: 8.3" / Full HD IPS / Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels
Camera: 8 Mpixels / Flash: Yes / Front: 2 Mpixels / Video: 720p
Network: 4G: LTE
microSIM
Wireless: Bluetooth: 4.0 / Wifi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Connection: Audio combo jack (headphone and mic) / MicroUSB 3.0 / Micro HDMI
Weight: 439 grams
Dimensions: 8.8 x 132 x 224.3 mm

30 Comments

Why the cold votes? the previous deal got really hot and that had only 2GB ram. hotukdeals.com/dea…788

These better than iPads?

Mikavelli

These better than iPads?


Most things are better than the overpriced iPads.
These are proper computers able to run proper programs without tying you down to everything Apple.

Hot for a full HD quad core atom!

paulandpam1

Why the cold votes? the previous deal got really hot and that had only … Why the cold votes? the previous deal got really hot and that had only 2GB ram. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/thinkpad-8-3-windows-tablet-128gb-fhd-lte-expansys-224-99-2210788


Yep! .. & ironically, from the same 'Merchant' too .....

paulandpam1

Most things are better than the overpriced iPads.These are proper … Most things are better than the overpriced iPads.These are proper computers able to run proper programs without tying you down to everything Apple.


I agree with u partly, but ..... pro's & con's is all I can say?.

it's a shame there aren't more tablets like this, but with a wacom (or similar) digitizer. I think Samsung got it right with the note series on Android and MS with the surface.
asus did one last year but doesn't look like it's being replaced/updated.

Wow, nice piece if kit this.

I think 8 inch is probably a bit small tho, you'd be limited in what you can do with it with a screen that small?

With 4Gb RAM and what is by today's standards, a whopping 128Gb storage, at this price it seems an excellent deal.

Battery life seems to be the main issue.

engadget.com/201…ew/

I considered buying one of these as an upgrade to my Asus T100 (Z3740). However, the battery life is poor, and the FHD screen drains the performance to the extent that it barely even outperforms my T100.
I think it's better waiting for the Atom X5/X7 variants such as the Surface 3 or the T100HA.

if only it was core m. not bad though.

For a smaller W8.1 tablet I'd suggest a Dell Venue 8 Pro is better value from Dell Outlet. 'Only' 2GB ram but that seems enough for smooth performance. Get 64GB model (has up to 64GB card slot also) version, with WWAN if you want GPS. 5-6 hours battery in practice. It's a very convenient carry anywhere size with the advantage over android tablets of full windows and MS Office integration.

If I didn't need it as a carry around I'd go for a screen of 10" or bigger.

Although these are supposedly refurbs, mine and its packaging looked new.

fuiseog

For a smaller W8.1 tablet I'd suggest a Dell Venue 8 Pro is better value … For a smaller W8.1 tablet I'd suggest a Dell Venue 8 Pro is better value from Dell Outlet. 'Only' 2GB ram but that seems enough for smooth performance. Get 64GB model (has up to 64GB card slot also) version, with WWAN if you want GPS. 5-6 hours battery in practice. It's a very convenient carry anywhere size with the advantage over android tablets of full windows and MS Office integration.



Have a Link?
Does it have LTE/4G internet?

I have this same spec but with the 2gb ram. The battery life is as said 3.5/4 hours. On O2 network I get 20mb download speed at work which I'm really happy with.

I have a Anker 2nd Gen Astro E5 16000mAh which can power it from flat battery and run it while at 5%. Pretty awesome.

Edited by: "Shaftydude" 25th Jun 2015

choccieman

it's a shame there aren't more tablets like this, but with a wacom (or … it's a shame there aren't more tablets like this, but with a wacom (or similar) digitizer. I think Samsung got it right with the note series on Android and MS with the surface.asus did one last year but doesn't look like it's being replaced/updated.



I agree, particularly at this sort of size having a decent pen based input would be really useful. I remember a year or so ago when the Windows 8inch tablets where coming down to reasonable prices nothing had the right combination of features (hdmi out+digitiser etc.) In the end I went for one of the 10inch dell tablets which has the advantage of having all these features plus a keyboard attachement with extra battery.

Can anybody confirm if this model has GPS?

Bejeezus

Can anybody confirm if this model has GPS?


Just called Expansys and confirmed it has

Hot for me!

fuiseog

For a smaller W8.1 tablet I'd suggest a Dell Venue 8 Pro is better value … For a smaller W8.1 tablet I'd suggest a Dell Venue 8 Pro is better value from Dell Outlet. 'Only' 2GB ram but that seems enough for smooth performance. Get 64GB model (has up to 64GB card slot also) version, with WWAN if you want GPS. 5-6 hours battery in practice. It's a very convenient carry anywhere size with the advantage over android tablets of full windows and MS Office integration.If I didn't need it as a carry around I'd go for a screen of 10" or bigger.Although these are supposedly refurbs, mine and its packaging looked new.



No HDMI kills it for me.

I really wanted one of these when they first came out and sort of still do but the lack of suitable accessories and/or stylus input really puts me off. Why didn't they make a proper cover that protects the whole tablet, rather than that silly quickshot thing that only covers the front? Why did they never release a keyboard suitable for this form factor? And they wonder why it didn't sell as expected..
Edited by: "misterpaul" 25th Jun 2015

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mikeyrobbo

saving £30 is hardly a "hot deal".... it's still a butt load of moneyI do … saving £30 is hardly a "hot deal".... it's still a butt load of moneyI do want onethough but no...




£30?

Mikavelli

These better than iPads?


Depends what programs you are going to use, if it's basic word processing then I highly recommend the iPad as you can use the free Pages (word) numbers (excel) and keynote (PowerPoint), they are very good with almost every desktop feature available, the best things about the iPad is the battery life and the huge amount of apps available, also if you value your privacy you would choose an iPad as millions of people do (enterprise mainly) you don't want your emails scanned and have adverts directed towards you now would you?

good price.. i paid a bit more in january for the 64gb, 3g comms version.. hooked up to a usb 3 hub with monitor and ethernet to replace my windows pc... will wait till windows 10 update before tinkering with dual linux boot

Thank you for posting this. Its a gorgeous machine!

sm-1991

Depends what programs you are going to use, if it's basic word processing … Depends what programs you are going to use, if it's basic word processing then I highly recommend the iPad as you can use the free Pages (word) numbers (excel) and keynote (PowerPoint), they are very good with almost every desktop feature available, the best things about the iPad is the battery life and the huge amount of apps available, also if you value your privacy you would choose an iPad as millions of people do (enterprise mainly) you don't want your emails scanned and have adverts directed towards you now would you?



You're confused....
Microsoft are as much champions of privacy as Apple. Microsoft do not scan emails for ad words.

Painting an iPad as a productivity device is a bit of a joke too. No HDMI out, poor support for USB peripherals, and v.v.limited internal space. NOT a good solution for productivity.

A Windows PC + Office 365 subscription (including unlimited OneDrive storage) is a much better solution....and vastly cheaper too.

Anyone recommend a hard cover/keyboard combo for this?

how long does it take to charge from empty to full?
how long will the battery last while just surfing the internet via 4g or wifi?

Since this is LTE version, can you make voice calling using the tablet?

PittancePincher

Anyone recommend a hard cover/keyboard combo for this?



I have this case, its really good, amazon.co.uk/gp/…s00

Have no idea about keyboard cases.

daichchow

how long does it take to charge from empty to full?how long will the … how long does it take to charge from empty to full?how long will the battery last while just surfing the internet via 4g or wifi?



I think 1 to 2 hours to fill up charge and battery life is really dependent on the brightness used really but your guaranteed 3.5 to 4 hours max everything on. I highly recommend getting a battery bank if your getting this item.

sunnydurian

Since this is LTE version, can you make voice calling using the tablet?



Would that no just be software related on the Windows OS side?

sunnydurian

Since this is LTE version, can you make voice calling using the tablet?



Nope...this isn't a phone. You can obviously use Viber, Skype etc - but there is no dedicated phone specific hardware.

Expired, as the price is now £179.99, albeit still cheaper than elsewhere. Gutted really, as I wanted one, but the psychological aspect of knowing it's been cheaper puts me off.

Original Poster

chuckles77

Expired, as the price is now £179.99, albeit still cheaper than … Expired, as the price is now £179.99, albeit still cheaper than elsewhere. Gutted really, as I wanted one, but the psychological aspect of knowing it's been cheaper puts me off.



The price of these go up and down all the time so just keep checking.
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