Lenovo's new budget-priced tablet features super-long battery life. That's what helps the Android slate stand out, in addition to its low price, decent specs and handy software features. Check out a full review of the Lenovo A8 tablet at our sister site Laptop Mag, or read on for three features that make it good for business.
With a $180 price tag, the Lenovo A8 offers good value for the price. The slate has a relatively sharp 8-inch screen, and under the hood it packs a quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Overall, it offers it pretty good performance for daily business tasks like browsing the Web, checking email and running productivity apps. That makes the Lenovo A8 a decent pick for budget-minded business users.
Long battery life
The best feature of the Lenovo A8 is its long battery life. The slate lasted nearly 9 hours in tests that involved continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi, about 40 minutes longer than the category average and nearly 3 hours longer than the Iconia A1, a similar Android tablet from Acer. Good battery life is an invaluable feature for business users who depend on a mobile device to stay productive when away from the office.
The Lenovo A8 ships with Android version 4.2.2, but an update to version Android 4.4.2 KitKat is waiting for you as soon as your power the device on. Compared to older iterations, the latest version of Google's mobile- operating system includes more business-friendly features such as native printer support, and built-in support for Quickoffice, a mobile productivity suite that includes a word processor and spreadsheet editor. The Lenovo A8 also comes with a variety of useful business apps installed, including Skype for videoconferencing and Evernote, a powerful note-taking application.