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Lenovo launches sleek 8 inch tablet, starting at $199

Lenovo has launched its new Intel powered 8 inch tablet, the TAB S8. The basic model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage costs just $199.
September 3, 2014
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Lenovo has launched its new 8 inch Android tablet, the TAB S8, at the 2014 IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin. The new device, which is priced at under $200, looks sleek and stylish. It has slim bezels and a One Glass Solution 1920 x 1200 display which helps the screen seamlessly merge with the front panel. The slim design isn’t only in appearances as the device is just 7.8 thick, making it just a fraction of a millimeter thicker than the iPad mini.

At the core of the TAB S8 is a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor making it Lenovo’s first 8-inch Android tablet powered by Intel. The Z3745 is a 64-bit processor from Intel’s Bay Trail series. This means that the tablet offers “64-bit compatibility” however there is no official word from Lenovo about future upgrades to a 64-bit version of Android L. At the moment the tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

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The tablet also has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and Dolby-enhanced dual front speakers. On the front of the device is a 1.6-megapixel camera, while on the back is an f2.2, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

The basic model starts at $199, but there will be several different variants available including those with built-in 4G-LTE. The Lenovo TAB S8 will be available beginning in September via major retailers and