Lenovo unveils its first Intel-powered Android slate: The $199 TAB S8

By Alexandra Burlacu | Sep 03, 2014 08:18 AM EDT

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Lenovo has announced the Tab S8, its first 8-inch Android tablet with an Intel processor on board, set to hit the market later this month for $199.

The company has launched several tablets so far, but none of its Android offerings packed an Intel processor up until now. The new Lenovo Tab S8 now rocks a 64-bit Intel Atom quad-core processor under the hood, clocked at 1.83GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM.

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The new slate comes with an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution, which translates to a pixel density of 283 ppi. The Intel chip under the hood, meanwhile, provides Burst Performance Technology, which delivers processing power on demand only. This way, the chip can save battery life when the tablet is engaged in lighter tasks.

"Lenovo created the TAB S8 for consumers who are looking for a stylish, slim and affordable Android tablet starting at just $199. At 8-inches, the TAB S8's 1920x1200 infinity screen is sharper than FHD, while the One Glass Solution touch-panel technology provides a crystal clear viewing experience. The tablet's ultra-slim bezel seamlessly merges the screen with the dark front panel, giving the Tab S8 a sleek, clean look," Lenovo touts in the press release on Wednesday, Sept 3.

"Engineered to give users the most from their mobile device without sacrificing portability, the Lenovo TAB S8 marks Lenovo's first 8-inch Android tablet powered by an Intel processor. Available with the Intel Atom Z3745 Processor with Intel Burst Performance Technology, the TAB S8 dynamically matches processing power to the task at hand in order to maximize battery life without compromising speed in a thin and light design. The TAB S8 is just 0.65 pounds and 0.31 inches thin, nearly as thin as a standard pencil."

The new Lenovo Tab S8 further comes with 16GB of internal storage capacity, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.6-megapixel front shooter, Dolby-enhanced dual front speakers, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and high-speed 4G LTE connectivity. According to Lenovo, the slate will last for up to seven hours on battery. On the software side, the Tab S8 runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

The tablet will be available in white, black, yellow, or blue color options, and will start shipping in September, with a $199 starting price.


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