Lenovo’s Miix 10 tablet is a Windows 8 tablet with a 10 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, and up to 10 hours of battery life. It’s one of the thinner, lighter 10 inch Windows tablets I’ve seen, and it’s also one of the more responsive.

You wouldn’t think there’d be  huge difference in performance between various tablets with the same basic specs including processor, memory, and storage, but some Windows 8 tablets with Clover Trail chips feel downright sluggish. The Miix doesn’t.

But you’ll still have to decide if that makes it worth $500. That’s how much it’s expected to cost when the tablet launches in the US this summer.

Lenovo Miix 10

The good news is is that for $549 you can pick up the tablet plus a keyboard folio case, which makes the optional keyboard accessory one of the cheapest around.

And it’s a good case too. The bottom is flat and solid, and the back locks into place with a strong magnetic connection. I could definitely see setting the keyboard case on my lap to get some work done.

The case also attaches to the tablet via a docking port instead of a Bluetooth connection. While wireless keyboards may seem like a good idea, it’s annoying to have to pair the keyboard every time you want to use it. With this case as soon as you touch the connection points, you can start typing.

Lenovo doesn’t include any batteries in the keyboard. Instead, it’s powered by the tablet itself. But since the tablet alone gets up to 10 hours of battery life, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice too much run time to use the tablet with the keyboard.

Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a micro USB port, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera.

The tablet measures 0.4 inches thick and weighs about 1.28 pounds.

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4 replies on “Lenovo Miix 10 Windows 8 tablet coming this summer for $500 (video)”

  1. I’d hesitate to save the money versus the already available Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 with a Wacom digitizer. If you live in the Modern/Metro world you’ll be fine going cheaper but in the desktop, where Office lives, you need a more accurate pointer than your finger. A stylus is ideal and also gives you inking capability which you will appreciate more the more you use it.

  2. Is there going to be a wanna be ThinkPad version like a ThinkPad Edge Tablet 10? I just want the trackpoint and that seems to be a ThinkPad only thing. There’s the ThinkPad Tablet 2 but the tablet and keyboard don’t attach to each other which is annoying. It also has a less useful optical trackpoint instead of a regular stick one. It also doesn’t provide enough power to USB hard disk drives even though other Clover Trail tablets do.

    I don’t understand why these hybrids and tablet keyboard cases don’t include a mouse pointer. These things are running a desktop OS with desktop apps. Touch doesn’t replace the keyboard and mouse but enhances the user experience. Sometimes, even a mouse is useful in a Modern UI app as well.

    Maybe there’ll be slider type 10″ screened hybrid that has an adjustable screen and trackpoint. I can hope.

    1. if you can survive with an 11″ screen, the ThinkPad Helix is a great, top-of-the-line option

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