Tablet fatigue: We have it, you have it. We all have it. That said, we'd be remiss if we let IFA go by without mentioning Lenovo's new Android slate. The Tab S8, as it's called, is an 8-inch device that manages to be almost as thin as both the Retina display iPad mini and the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. In particular, it measures 0.31 inch thick and comes in at 0.65 pound, making it lighter than the iPad and almost as light as the Tab S. More importantly, though, Lenovo's listing it at $199 -- about half the price of what Apple and Samsung are selling.
For the money, it even looks like it performs decently, thanks to seven-hour battery, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1,920 x 1,200 screen, 2GB of RAM and a quad-core Intel Atom processor -- a first for Lenovo's Android tablets. On the software side, it runs an unskinned version of Android 4.4 KitKat, so you're off the hook on software updates until Android L comes out. All told, it actually seems like it might be a good deal. Hopefully we'll test one ourselves; if not, you can pick one up this month and write a user review for us.