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.

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10 Comments

1. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

What's the stylus pressure? And is it a Wacom?

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

If The Price Is Right, This Will Better Than Any surface. I Think This Looks Sleeker Than The Surface Anyway.

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Surface Pro 4 please.

4. Oneight

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

It doesn't look like surface, at least to me.

5. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

If it last 20 hours I will buy it. Windows 10 is better on battery life so it should be possible. Also how big is the charging brick and how long does it take to charge?

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

lol that is a Surface Pro wtf........

7. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

oh s**t, way better. now I can stop thinking about surface pro 4, but 14" size surface pro 4 is there always, epic

8. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

It has the cool looking hinges from the Yoga Pro. If its cheaper than the Surface Pro 3 then Lenovo will have a winner.

10. greenrolaids

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

It starts at $699 with the keyboard cover.. So yeah its cheaper.

9. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

No backlit keyboard no thanks

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