Lenovo details new 10.1'' and 11.6'' Win 8.1 convertibles with an Intel heart
Two 720p shooters have been integrated into the Miix 2 10 – a 5MP unit on the rear, and a 2MP one at the front for the occasional video call. The 10-incher will become available in March and will command a price tag that starts at $499.
The slightly bigger screen didn't warrant a bump in the pixel count department (so, 1080p), though it did allow Lenovo to go nuts with the amount of RAM, as up to 8GB are on offer. Nothing says performance more than a speedy SSD storage module, though, so you can bag up to 256GB of that, again with the option for microSD expansion. The Miix 2 11 itself offers similar connectivity features to those of the Miix 2 10 – Bluetooth 4.0 and mini HDMI – though you also get a full-sized USB 3.0 port, and the same two USB 2.0 ports on the detachable keyboard. The camera units, both front (2MP) and back (5MP), are also identical to that of the aforementioned 10'' Miix 2, and so are the stereo JBL speakers and battery life (up to 8hrs), though size (302 x 190 x 11mm) and weight (1.76lb) have both obviously gone up. Pricing also isn't about to lag behind, and it's also gone up a few notches – $699 for the most affordable option, with availability set for all the way in April.
The new Lenovo Miix 2 10.1'' and 11.6'' convertibles
2. -box- (Posts: 3843; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
It doesn't have to be "better", just an alternative. Plus if big companies have an account with a particular OEM, e.g. Lenovo or Dell, rather than Microsoft, they could buy directly from the manufacturer, typically at a discount.
3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4096; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It's a lot better than the Surface 2 because it has full Windows. It's not better than the Surface Pro 2, but it's much cheaper.
4. Taters (Posts: 3437; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Keyboard looks a lot better and smaller and cheaper.
5. ianbbaa (Posts: 209; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)
I want W8 tablet because of full OS with desktop UI. When i want to use desktop UI on the go - PEN input is much needed to handle all those menus and dropdowns things. When i want a tablet because of "easy" interface only - like METRO is, I rather buy Android or iPad. Desktop is that feature which makes W8 tablets better then others, but PEN input please!!!! METRO is a nice companion to W8 tablet, but keep in mind, when i want to have a 2in1 device:
1. PEN - for easy handling of desktop
3. SD slot + USB port