If you are planning in buying a new Windows 8 based tablet and want great performances in specs and features matter, then you should head your attention towards the Lenove Thinkpad 8 and Asus Vivotab Note 8. Now, in order to help you out during the following lines I will try to compare these tablets in a detailed versus review.
Both, Lenovo Thinkpad 8 and Asus Vivotab Note 8 are coming with similar hardware performances, though each Windows 8 tablet is bringing unique features and capabilities, but we will discuss about this a little bit later. Of course, leaving aside the performances we must also talk about the pricing offers of each tablet. Usually when you are on a budget you try to find a device that comes with decent performances on an affordable price tag, so of course we will have to compare the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 with Asus Vivotab Note 8 from this point of view too. And at the same time, you will have to choose the handset that is more “good looking” as a styled Windows 8 device is always better than a boring tablet that isn’t impressive when it comes to its design.
But, in that matter we should talk about accessories and personalization possibilities along with what the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 and Asus Vivotab Note 8 are already offering to its future users. Anyway, as I have already mentioned we will talk about all this along with many other things during the lines from below, so don’t hesitate and check our versus review in order to make a proper view about the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 and Asus Vivotab Note 8. You can also have a look at
Lenovo Thinkpad 8 vs Asus Vivotab Note 8
We will begin our versus debate with the design of each tablet. It’s important to know if your future Windows 8 device will be impressive or not, or if you will have to buy different accessories in order to offer a personal touch to the same.
The Lenovo Thinkpad 8 is if you want a little bit similar in design with the iPad Mini. The tablet comes with a black mate metal case on the back and with a high quality glass on the front, all for unveiling a compact 8.3 inch Windows 8 powered tablet. Unlike the Lenovo Thinkpad 8, the Asus Vivotab Note 8 features a plastic case with slightly rubberized insertions; don’t worry, the plastic taste can be rarely noticed as you will be enjoying how the rubberized case feels in your hand. Since both tablets are featuring an 8 inch display, the devices can be hold in one hand only but only for a short period of time and while typing or writing messages and emails you will have to use both hands at the same time, which is not a bad thing after all.
The Thinkpad 8 weighs only 0.95 pound, being 0.35 inches thick (on this matter the Vivotab Note 8 is 0.45 inches thick and weighs only 0.80 pound) so it can fit in any pocket though the best will be to buy an additional sleeve in order to protect it from scratches and other unwanted/destructive events (this can be applied for both devices).
When buying a new Windows 8 tablet you need to check the display and its quality in order to make the best choice. Now, on our debate we will have to declare the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 our winner, even though Asus Vivotab Note 8 is featuring Wacom digitizer and stylus pen. Anyway, both tablets are featuring 8 inch display, though on Thinkpad we might have a better user experience thanks to 1200 x 1920 pixels density – compared with 1280 x 800 pixels on Asus Vivotab Note 8. Of course, the Note 8 will be the best choice if you are planning to use its stylus pen, though remember that there are only few apps compatible with the same.
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When having a Windows 8 device it is all about performances. So, after checking which tablet is more eye-friendly, now let’s see which is the best one when it comes to specs and hardware performances. In that matter, the Asus Vivotab Note 8 is coming with Intel Atom Z3740 chip and with a quad core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. On the other side the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 is coming with a better processor (same quad core with Intel Atom Z3770 chip set) clocked at 2.4 GHz. So, in term of speeds and processor performances, again the Thinkpad 8 is our winner.
Both, the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 and Asus Vivotab Note 8 are coming with 2 GB of RAM memory, so we might say we have a tie on this aspect. Furthermore, both tablets are bringing 32 GB of internal storage memory along with a micro SD card slot that can be used for extending the storage memory for up to 64 GB. So, when talking about memory we can be satisfied by the performances revealed on both Thinkpad 8 and Note 8 Windows 8 device.
Taking pictures is not representing something to be proud when talking about these two Windows 8 tablets. Of course, if you are an entry level user who is not looking for high res pictures and videos, then both devices can be used in that matter. Anyway, it worth mentioning that Thinkpad 8 is once more better than Vivotab Note 8. Lenove equipped its tablet with an 8 MP rear facing camera, while Asus choose only a 5 MP shooter. The front facing cameras are decent but don’t expect high performances here either.
Even though both tablets can be equipped with different accessories for improving the battery life, you should know what you will get with the standard Lenovo Thinkpad 8 and Asus Vivotab Note 8. The first is promising more than 8 hours of battery life support while the second is stating a full day support for daily activities. So, in conclusion as far as the battery life we have a tie.
The last subject that will be reviewed here is related to the price tagged for these two Windows 8 based devices. The price should be among your first criteria especially if you are on abudget so we will make sure that you will take the best decision in buying an affordable tablet with great specs and features. In that matter, you should know that the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 is priced $399 which is a great deal when talking about a high end Windows 8 powered tablet. On the other hand the Asus Vivotab Note 8 with its Wacom digitizer and stylus pen will cost you around $329, so if you want to get a cheaper device, than this should be your perfect choice.
In conclusion to our versus debate we must say that both Lenovo Thinkpad 8 and Asus Vivotab Note 8 are great Windows 8 tablets that are aiming the budget friendly market. From what we have already pointed out during the review from above, the Thinkpad 8 is a better device compared with the Note 2, though its price is also a little bit more expensive. Anyway, the Note 8 it’s coming with something that we can’t find on Thinkpad 8 and that’s the Wacom digitizer and stylus pen, which of course might be a big plus for some users or an inconvenience for others. So, in the end, have you decided? Do tell us which tablet you consider better and share your own thoughts by using the comments field from below.