Lenovo ThinkPad 8  vs Acer Iconia W4 

Released June, 2014

Lenovo ThinkPad 8

  • 10.1"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows Phone, 8.1
Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad 8
8.1 Out of 10
It almost feels and looks like a small LCD from a Lenovo laptop, only at a 10 inch size.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2011)
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Released October, 2013

Acer Iconia W4

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1
Front view of Acer Iconia W4
8.2 Out of 10
Its silver aluminum build keeps it lightweight, but it's also attractive.
by c|net (Oct, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of ThinkPad 8 vs W4

Performance

Processing power and speed

ThinkPad 8
n.d.
Iconia W4
n.d.
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

ThinkPad 8
10.0
Iconia W4
10.0
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from reviews.cnet.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and mobiletechreview.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 

TabletRocket recommends the Lenovo ThinkPad 8  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of ThinkPad 8 vs Iconia W4

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

ThinkPad 8
1.3 fps
Iconia W4
2.9 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

ThinkPad 8
4.7 fps
Iconia W4
8.2 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad 8

Reasons to consider the
Lenovo ThinkPad 8

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Has a Wi-Fi 802.11n vs None Most tablets have a Wi-Fi
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 8" More than 25% bigger screen
Much higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 2 MP 4x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 128 GB (microSD) 16x more maximum capacity
Significantly faster processor 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10.8 mm More than 15% thinner
Higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1280 x 800 2.2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 224 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Oct, 2013 Release date 7 months later
Back view of Acer Iconia W4

Reasons to consider the
Acer Iconia W4

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Slightly faster graphics 8.2 fps vs 4.7 fps Around 75% better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 8.7 hour Around 15% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Lighter 415 g vs 610 g More than 30% lighter
Much smaller Unknown x Unknown x 10.8 mm vs 177 x 265.5 x 8.9 mm 100% smaller
Supports voice commands Yes (Windows 8.1) vs No (Windows) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 2 MP More than 2.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera

Reviews Word on the street

ThinkPad 8  vs Iconia W4 

7.3
7.4
Again, one of the two 64GB models features an Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge processor, while the other runs on the faster i5 CPU.
Iconia W4

7.0
6.0
Our final conclusion is that this tablet is better than many other Android models, mostly because of the extra ports and the business apps, but the larger size and weight make it a runner-up to Apple and Samsung models.
ThinkPad 8

Overall

7.4 Out of 10
6.8 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

ThinkPad 8  vs
Iconia W4 
Size 10.1" 8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1280 x 800
PPI 224 ppi 188 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes No

storage

ThinkPad 8  vs
Iconia W4 
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 8 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 2 MP 5 MP

ports

Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes

form factor

Weight 610 g 415 g
Size 177 x 265.5 x 8.9 mm Unknown x Unknown x 10.8 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 10.8 mm
Battery life 8.7 hour 10 hour
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