Lenovo Miix: A Closer Look At The Budget Windows 8 Tablet

Lenovo recently announced several new devices that will be making its way to the market one of which is the Lenovo Miix. This is a multi-mode tablet running on Windows 8 and priced at $550. It can be used both as a laptop with the help of a keyboard embedded case and as a tablet by simply detaching the case. It can switch from PC mode to tablet mode instantly.


Lenovo Miix Technical Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel dual-core 1.8GHz Atom Z2760 processor
  • Memory: 2GB of Ram
  • Hard Drive/Storage: 64GB
  • Display: 10-inch, 1366 x 768 display
  • Connectivity: standard 802.11 bgn WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Cameras: 1.3MP Front Facing
  • Ports: micro-SD, micro-HDMI, micro-USB
  • Battery: 10 Hours of Battery Life
  • Accessories: Optional Keyboard Case

You will notice from its specifications that it is quite similar to the ThinkPad Tablet 2 but made more affordable. It’s got a rubbery finish and has a clean design. You will be able to get the Miix as a standalone tablet for $500 while if you want to add the optional keyboard case that will cost you another $50.

The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 which is similar to that of the company’s other offerings. While it isn’t capable of a 1080p resolution it’s actually pleasant to use and has a more neutral effect to it. Its color reproduction is not too sharp while its brightness is just the right level for everyday use. The display supports 5 finger multitouch.

In terms of power the dual-core 1.8GHz Atom Z2760 processor combined with 2 GB of RAM should be sufficient enough to run most applications.

Comparing this device with the competition such as the Surface RT will show that the Miix offers a better value for your money. The Surface RT is priced at $500 and doesn’t come with a keyboard yet. The Miix, while priced at $550 with a keyboard, already runs on a full Windows 8 operating system.

Lenovo hasn’t provided an exact date of release for this device but it’s expected to be available in the market sometime this July.

via cnet