Lenovo's MIIX 700 is a laptop-tablet hybrid that looks so unique you might confuse it for a Surface Pro 3
In a flurry of new laptop announcements, Lenovo has also presented its brand-new laptop-tablet hybrid – the Ideapad MIIX 700. Built with versatility in mind, the device has a built-in kickstand, stylus, and comes with a keyboard dock, which one can use whenever the situation calls for more serious work to be done.
The MIIX 700 comes with Windows 10 on-board and will be available in a few different hardware variations, going up to Intel Skylake Core M7, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB SSD. In terms of connectivity, the slate has two USB ports – one supporting USB 3.0, the other – USB 2.0; an micro HDMI port, microSD expansion slot, and, for LTE models, a microSIM slot.
Design-wise, Lenovo calls the Ideapad MIIX 700 recognizably different, designed to stand out, and disrupting. However, if by reading the description above, and watching the pictures below, the only thing you can think of is “A Surface Pro 3 copy” – know that you are not alone. Still, we wouldn't say that is a bad thing – at least Lenovo's device comes with the keyboard dock in the package, whereas the Microsoft Keyboad Cover is an optional purchase on top of an already expensive tablet.
The Lenovo MIIX 7 will start at $699, however, we are yet uncertain what type of hardware configuration this price-tag will be hung around. There is also no word on how much a fully maxed-out version of the tablet will cost. Lenovo is planning for a November release, so we suppose more details will become available as the date approaches.