Lenovo announced the ThinkPad 8 earlier this month at CES 2014, showing off a mid-sized Windows 8.1 tablet with some of the best specs in its class. Today, the Chinese computer-maker finally started selling the new device through its online store starting at $429.
The ThinkPad 8 comes equipped with an 8.3-inch 1200 x 1920-pixel display (273ppi), an Intel Atom Z3770 quad-core processor clocked at 2.39GHz, 2GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage with microSD support, an 8-hour battery, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Lenovo’s said in the past that the ThinkPad 8 is more for professionals looking to get work done on a Windows slate, and the device features an HDMI port that lets you plug into a monitor and transform the tablet into a workstation. But the company’s latest ThinkPad could also make a great personal tablet if you’re looking for something cheaper than the Surface Pro 2 that still packs a punch.