Lack of interest sees Lenovo end 8-inch Windows tablet sales in US

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Lenovo has decided to stop the sales of all their small form factor Windows tablets in the United States, due to a lack of interest from buyers in the country.

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Trillionsin

TS Evangelist
This is too bad. I got my hands on a Miix recently. I liked it for the most part... I really wanted a 10 inch windows tablet, so I never bought the 8-inch that I had my hands on. Well, oh well..
 

amstech

IT Overlord
You can get a Android based 7"-8" tablet for $90-$120.
I got my HP Slate Plus 4200 for $120 shipped, and that was three months ago.
I bought my GF a Kindle Fire HD for $135 six months ago.

Also, people don't like the Windows 8 based touch options, why does Microsoft think customers will pay extra for their name? This is 2014, not 2007; no one is going to buy an overpriced Lenovo (an average brand at best, no one cares if its a sister company) with an OS they hate.
 
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They priced themselves out of a market where a Dell Venue 8 Pro with the same features costs $150 less.
 

GeforcerFX

TS Evangelist
Dont the non-microsoft tablets only come with windows RT?
no only the surface and nokia come with rt. These are all running x86 intel quad cores and come with full windows 8.1 and office 2013 home and student.

Lenovo was the latest to the market, Dell and Asus definitely stole all the windows tablet market share in the lower price regions they were in retail like 3 months ahead of everyone else, the Toshiba encore though to me is the best rounded device features wise. Acer didn't do well as well which is sad since they started the 8" windows tablet market with there original one.
 

nazartp

TS Booster
You can get a Android based 7"-8" tablet for $90-$120.
I got my HP Slate Plus 4200 for $120 shipped, and that was three months ago.
I bought my GF a Kindle Fire HD for $135 six months ago.

Also, people don't like the Windows 8 based touch options, why does Microsoft think customers will pay extra for their name? This is 2014, not 2007; no one is going to buy an overpriced Lenovo (an average brand at best, no one cares if its a sister company) with an OS they hate.
To each its own. My son and I dropped Android tablets in favor of Miix 2 and Asus T100 and never looked back. Excellent pieces of equipment.
 

nazartp

TS Booster
And their laptops suck. Good go sell them somewhere else.
You are kidding, right? I use their ThinkPads for work for the past 7 years. They take abuse of 12-13 hour working days and constant travel and still go strong when I swap them in for an updated model. Before that I had Dell and HP and those were nowhere near the quality and reliability of ThinkPads.

My son has an IdeaPad for the past two years and no complaints.
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
You are kidding, right? I use their ThinkPads for work for the past 7 years. They take abuse of 12-13 hour working days and constant travel and still go strong when I swap them in for an updated model. Before that I had Dell and HP and those were nowhere near the quality and reliability of ThinkPads.

My son has an IdeaPad for the past two years and no complaints.
Great computers indeed.
 
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GhostRyder

TS Evangelist
And their laptops suck. Good go sell them somewhere else.
You must be joking, all the business machines and laptops at the Data Center up here are Lenovo (With a few Dells thrown in) and they survive abuse after abuse and keep on running. Lenovo make excellent products that are durable and dependable, I never have major issues with these machines unless someone specifically threw it off a building or down a flight of stairs.

Windows Tablets are great, but in all honesty the market for tablets is just a bit different because many people already have one. It also takes time before people are willing to swap over to something else after they have grown accustomed to another. Most iPad people generally will stick to an iPad same with Droid users.
 

amstech

IT Overlord
To each its own. My son and I dropped Android tablets in favor of Miix 2 and Asus T100 and never looked back. Excellent pieces of equipment.
The Asus T100 is a convertible that cost atleast $300, the MiiX2 is a broad product line ranging from $200--$900.
My HP Slate Plus 7 has a Tegra quad core, 1200X800 resolution, 1GB RAM and 32GB expansion (got a 32GB micro for $8 shipped), and I love the Jelly Bean OS.
The Lenovo MiiX 8 has a quad core, 1200X800 resolution and 2GB RAM with Windows 8 for double the price.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8563444&CatId=6845
You can have those '"extra features" (Windows 8 /1GB RAM), and I'll keep my $100-$200. I just needed a basic tablet that goes forever on battery and streams films/games like a champ, sounds like you needed more. And hey look on the bright side, atleast you didn't buy any M$ Surface products.
:)
 
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rub900

TS Addict
You must be joking, all the business machines and laptops at the Data Center up here are Lenovo (With a few Dells thrown in) and they survive abuse after abuse and keep on running. Lenovo make excellent products that are durable and dependable, I never have major issues with these machines unless someone specifically threw it off a building or down a flight of stairs.

Windows Tablets are great, but in all honesty the market for tablets is just a bit different because many people already have one. It also takes time before people are willing to swap over to something else after they have grown accustomed to another. Most iPad people generally will stick to an iPad same with Droid users.
every since IBM sold their pc business to this Chinese company it has gone down hill. Their products are a joke.