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Lenovo Tab 4 (8-inch) plays it simple

The Lenovo tablet is an attractively affordable alternative to the Amazon Fire HD 8.

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Smaller version

The 8-inch Lenovo Tab 4 is a smaller version of the 10-inch model with very similar features.

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Relatively slim

It's not the thinnest and lightest tablet, but it doesn't feel cheap for being a budget model.

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Google Play Store

Unlike the Fire HD tablets, the Lenovo Tab 4 has access to the Google Play Store.

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Hidden slot

The microSD card slot is hidden behind a flap.

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Solid screen

The 1,280x800-pixel resolution looks better on the small table than the 10-inch model.

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Front-facing speakers

There are two front-facing speakers for your listening pleasure.

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Casual browsing

It's a good little tablet for casually surfing the web.

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Buttons

The power button is textured to differentiate it from the volume rocker.

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MicroSD card expansion slot

See? I wasn't lying about the microSD card slot hiding behind the flap.

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Smooth streaming

Using the expandable storage, you can download Netflix videos for watching office if you don't have access to a Wi-Fi connection.

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Cool and casual

The Lenovo Tab 4 is a simple tablet that's attractively priced. If you're interested in a small and affordable tablet, it's a good alternative to the Amazon Fire HD 8.

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Portrait view

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