As expected, it looks like Lenovo is getting ready to launch an update to its Miix 700 tablet. The new model has a higher-resolution display, comes with a keyboard cover featuring backlit keys, and has a USB Type-C port, among other changes. It also swaps out a Core M Skylake chip for up to a Core i7 Kaby lake processor.
The Lenovo Miix 720 hasn’t officially been unveiled yet, so there’s no word from Lenovo on how much it will cost or when it will go on sale, but German site WinFuture seems to have uncovered leaked details covering just about everything else you might want to know about the new tablet.
Lenovo’s Miix 720-12IKB tablet features a 12 inch, 2880 x 1920 x pixel display and supports up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and up to 1TB of PCIe solid state storage.
According to WinFuture, the Miix 720 will be available with Core i3-7100U, Core i5-7200U or Core i7-7500U processors, which means that this year’s model should be much more powerful than last year’s… but also probably more expensive.
Still, at a time when the latest Microsoft Surface Pro tablets are still using 6th-gen Intel Core “Skylake” chips, it’s interesting to see that Lenovo is moving to 7th-gen “Kaby Lake” processors.
The Miix 720 has a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, and a USB 2.0 port as well as a headset jack and microSD card slot. And the tablet supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.
The USB C port is also used for charging the tablet’s 41Wh battery.
The tablet alone measures about 0.35 inches thick and weighs about 1.7 pounds. Add the keyboard cover and you’ve got a device that’s about 0.57 inches thick and 2.4 pounds.
Lenovo uses the same “watchband” style hinge for the kickstand in the back of the tablet that the company’s been using for its latest Yoga and Miix devices.
Other features include dual array microphones, stereo speakers a 5MP rear camera, and a 1MP front camera with support for Windows Hello secure login features.