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[Lenovo Canada] M8 FHD ZA5F0023US 8'' tablet New model $144 **72 left in stock**

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[Lenovo Canada] M8 FHD ZA5F0023US 8'' tablet New model $144 **72 left in stock**

Regular price are 214.99$. Listed at 171.99$ right now (20% off). Rakuten is 11% today, and with coupon code EXTRAFIVE for 5% off, the tablet come to < 144$ + taxes.
And an additional 7% for Military/Teacher/Student/Responder Discount if you verify in ID.me in the checkout page which will bring the $144 total even lower

Go to this link to see how many are in stock and feel free to switch the screen size on the left if you're interested in the bigger tablets


Octa-core with 3 gb of RAM... this is a HOT price for a tablet by far superior than galaxy tab A 2019.

Here's the specs:

Processor
MediaTek® Helio P22T, Octa-Core, up to 2.30GHz

Operating System
Android™ 9 Pie™

Display Type
8.0" FHD (1920 x 1200) touchscreen

Memory
3GB LPDDR3

Hard Drive
32GB eMMC

Warranty
1 Year

Bluetooth
Bluetooth® 5.0

Camera
Rear: 5MP Auto-Focus & 8MP Auto-Focus
Front: 2MP Fixed-Focus

Wireless
802.11AC (1 X 1)

Here's the detailled specs: https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/TempFi ... 231107.pdf

Here's a comparaison with the so popular Galaxy Tab A 8'' (2019) SM-T290 and so beloved Fire hd 8''.

Screen Resolution:

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 (SM-T290): 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, TFT 480 NITS (Daylight reflection are really good with this unit)
Lenovo tab 8 FHD: 1920x1200 Full HD IPS display 189 PPI 350 NITS (Daylight reflection is poor)
Amazon Fire HD 8: 1280 x 800 IPS 307 NITS (Daylight reflection is average)

The resolution of M8 is superior, but the daylight use is inferior.
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Graphic adpater:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 (SM-T290): Qualcomm Adreno 504 (Benchmark score: 47.3)
Lenovo tab 8 FHD: Integrated IMG GE8320 GPU (Benchmark score: 54)
Amazon Fire HD 8: ARM Mali-T720 MP2 (benchmark score: 42)
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RAM

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 (SM-T290): 2.0gb
Lenovo tab 8 FHD: 3.0gb
Amazon Fire HD 8: 1.5gb
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Storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 (SM-T290): 32 GB eMMC Flash, SD 512 Max
Lenovo tab 8 FHD: 32GB eMMC, SD 2TB Max
Amazon Fire HD 8: 32GB eMMC, SD 400gb max
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Networking

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 (SM-T290): Bluetooth 4.2 802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), GPS
Lenovo tab 8 FHD: Bluetooth 5.0 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 1x1, 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi Dual Bands, GPS
Amazon Fire HD 8: 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual band), NO GPS
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Processor (Benchmark using PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 (SM-T290): Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 2.0GHz (benchmark score : 70208
Lenovo tab 8 FHD: MediaTek Helio P22T (8xARM Cortex-A53, up to 2.3GHz) (benchmark score N/A) But it should be a little bit superior than Snapdragon 429
Amazon Fire HD 8: MT8163V/B ARM Cortex-A53 (1.3 GHz): (benchmark score: 48254)

taken from the expired thread lenovo-canada-lenovo-m8-fhd-za5f0023us- ... 0-2370250/


it's important to note that I bought this tablet a week ago, and as a first time user of rakuten, it wouldn't let me sign in again despite making new passwords so I wasn't able to collect my money. I don't know what the experiences for others would be like
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Using the Chrome plugin, after clicking the product link, I had to sign in/activate Rakuten, then search Lenovo's site for the product, then Rakuten showed it was active during my purchase.
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Was exciting to at first, but then saw reviews mentioning it can only play Netflix and Prime Video at 480P due to DRM restriction. Why, Lenovo, why?
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Money4Red wrote: Was exciting to at first, but then saw reviews mentioning it can only play Netflix and Prime Video at 480P due to DRM restriction. Why, Lenovo, why?
Read the last thread about user stating it supports higher res (newer model)
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Jordanferras wrote: Read the last thread about user stating it supports higher res (newer model)
Thanks, I will check it out.
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Showing no stock when I had to cart.
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Items are back in stock. Just ordered one. Thanks, OP.
Aside from the 5% code that OP has posted, Lenovo also offers an additional discount on top if you are in the military, in education, or in health care.
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Thanks OP , but OOS haha
For a kid, should I get an base iPad for ~300+ or an android/samsung tab like this? :O decisions decisions
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Bought the tablet a month ago, here's my review:

- Screen is good, bright enough for daytime reading
- Kind of slow compared to a good android phone
- Battery life is really good.
- It will do FHD Netflix and other streaming in 1080p


All in all, for 200$ it's great value. A little slow sometimes; browsing some websites like reddit is a pain. Great little ebook Reader and/or n64 emulator machine though.
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djpr wrote: Showing no stock when I had to cart.
in stock
Nubby666 wrote: Is a 10" model on sale anywhere?
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/tablets/an ... ZITZTATBDX it's OOS, just go to contact support and ask when it'll be in stock in their live chat
rosscooke wrote: OOS again
in stock
honggil wrote: Thanks OP , but OOS haha
For a kid, should I get an base iPad for ~300+ or an android/samsung tab like this? :O decisions decisions
IMO this would probably be better simply because it's cheaper. I don't know your kids but if kids will be kids, then chances are it'll be destroyed by the end of the year. You could get two of these tablets for the price of one ipad but I really don't know. You could go down an even cheaper route with the amazon tablets. But perhaps you should go to the tablet section of RFD and ask there.
SudburyMan wrote: What is rakuten and how do I use it?
It's just like other sites, you go to the main site rakuten, sign in, then click their lenovo link and then purchase the tablet through the page it gives you
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I just order, but notice it will take 5+ weeks to ship???
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Bright side of RFD: 4 X Koodo $40/8GB plan
Dark side of RFD: Tons of stuff that I don't need but still got them because of RFD
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dictionary00 wrote: Not really. Worse processor, worse screen, older OS. Only thing better is the included dock which not everybody needs.
Interestingly these benchmarks show the SoCs roughly equal (acknowledging that these comparison sites aren't the greatest) though I haven't used both in person. How is the screen worse when they're both 1200p IPS and the P10's is a bit brighter according to the specs (400 nits on the P10 vs 350 on the M8), other than the fact the pixel density is lower on the P10? Agreed on the older OS, though Oreo is still plenty usable.
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just wonder how do you know there are 42 in stock???

I place order but it said it take 5 weeks+ to ship.
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Dark side of RFD: Tons of stuff that I don't need but still got them because of RFD
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Derringdo wrote: Interestingly these benchmarks show the SoCs roughly equal (acknowledging that these comparison sites aren't the greatest) though I haven't used both in person. How is the screen worse when they're both 1200p IPS and the P10's is a bit brighter according to the specs (400 nits on the P10 vs 350 on the M8), other than the fact the pixel density is lower on the P10? Agreed on the older OS, though Oreo is still plenty usable.
I stand corrected on the processor. I assumed since max clock speed was so different that real-world single thread performance would be noticeably faster. As to the screen, you're right I was referring to the pixel density, since to me 1200p is too blurry for reading text on a 10-inch tablet.
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I got one few weeks ago. For this price, you can hardly get a better tablet than this.
Full HD screen makes a huge and noticeable difference (comparing to my Samsung Tab A 8.0 2019).
Screen brightness is more than enough in indoor setting. The overall daily operations are smooth with no lag.

Support 1080p playback on YouTube.
Speaker is quite weak and it's positioned on top of the tablet along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

One minus point is how it feels on hand. The screen panel doesn't connect with the back frame seamlessly. It makes the edges a bit sharp and you can definitely feel it.
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