Lenovo Unveils Intel-Based Tablet, New Gaming Systems
The Tab S8 is an 8-inch system that is powered by an Intel Atom chip and runs Google's Android OS.Lenovo is coming into the IFA 2014 show with new offerings that include an Intel-based Android tablet and two gaming systems. The Tab S8 is the company's first 8-inch tablet that is powered by a quad-core Atom chip, runs Google's Android operating system and is aimed at users looking for an affordable device with its $199 starting price. In addition, Lenovo on Sept. 3 announced the Y70 Touch, a 17-inch touch laptop that includes the latest Core chips from Intel and Nvidia's GTX graphics, and the Erazer X315 desktop that officials said comes with high-end graphics and storage. Officials with Lenovo—the world's top PC vendor with 19.6 percent market share in the second quarter, according to IDC analysts—are continuing to expand the company's reach within the larger computing industry, stretching from consumer mobile devices to data center servers. The latest systems are examples of that effort, according to Andrew Barrow, director of consumer product marketing at Lenovo. Lenovo is looking to the IFA show in Berlin, Germany, as a showcase for the breadth of the company's portfolio, Barrow told eWEEK. The IFA runs Sept. 5-10.
The vendor is pointing to the Tab S8 as a tablet that gives consumers a range of features at an affordable price. The 8-inch display is a 1,920-by-1,200 infinity screen that is sharper than Full HD (FHD), the One Glass Solution touch-screen technology adds to the viewing experience, and a slim bezel enables the screen to merge with a dark front panel. There also is a 1.6-megapixel high-definition camera and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.