Lenovo details new 10.1'' and 11.6'' Win 8.1 convertibles with an Intel heart
Lenovo today announced two new Windows 8.1 convertibles that are joining the Chinese company's Miix line of tablets. Dubbed the Miix 2 10 and 11, the new slates feature a detachable AccuType keyboard and a 10.1'' and 11.6'' 1080p displays, respectively.
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.