Lenovo announces the MIIX 300, a $149 Windows 8.1-powered tablet for pocket-sized productivity
posted by Luis D. / Mar 02, 2015, 1:54 AM
At MWC 2015, Lenovo announced the new IdeaPad MIIX 300 tablet. Hitting a sweet $149 price point, the Windows 8.1-powered slate's base model offers an 8-inch 800x1280 display, Intel Atom quad-core processing power, up to 2GB of DDR3L RAM, and a decent 7-hours battery life. It also has a pair of cameras - 2MP on the front, 5MP on the back, while the built-in storage measures at up to 64GB. The device is 9.3mm thin and weights 360 grams. It also comes with a one-year MS Office 365 subscription, courtesy of Microsoft.
The Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 300 will hit retail in July, starting at the aforementioned $149 USD.
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ideapad MIIX 300 – Pocket-sized Productivity For those who prefer a Windows tablet experience, the ideapad MIIX 300 offers the extreme portability of an 8-in tablet with the familiarity of Windows 8.1 along with Microsoft Office applications for productivity (one year subscription included). The ideapad MIIX 300 proves productivity can come in any size. The tablet’s premium IPS WUXGA screen makes it an ideal platform for getting work done, like emailing, video conferencing and showing digital content, while also making more fun tasks such as watching a movie or online video more enjoyable. Powered by an Intel Atom processor, it has the essential features users expect with a tablet capable of doing real work, including up to 64 GB of internal eMMC storage, a microSD card reader for transferring media, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, dual cameras, and long battery life. And the ideapad MIIX 300 looks good, too with its Platinum Silver finish.
Price and Availability The Lenovo ideapad MIIX 300 goes on sale starting in July and will be available via major retailers. Models will start at approximately $149 USD.
Yes. Install a 128GB SD card, download Steam, you automatically have access to more games than iOS and Android combined. Plus the millions of downloadable desktop apps and you have a winner here. Download Chrome, iTunes, and anything you can imagine.
Got my MIIX 3-830 last friday, my sister was surprised how capable a Win tab is compared to her iPad mini. And a lot of people think it's an iPad mini since they almost have the same footprint. (Personally prefer 4:3 screen ratio) However, I agree that MS has to encourage app developers from iOS and Android. Bluestacks runs well though, it's fast enough and there's minimal lag when playing CoC.
I'm sure most people (including students) would enjoy having a Windows tablet too. Now all I need is a bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo. :P
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