The Lenovo Miix 700 is a 2-in-1 Windows tablet with a 12 inch display, a built-in kickstand, and a keyboard dock that lets you use the tablet like a notebook.
It looks a bit like a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and Lenovo’s tablet features an Intel Core M Skylake processor while Microsoft’s latest tablets feature Haswell chips.
The Miix 70 is available with up to a 2160 x 1440 pixel display, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of solid state storage. It has 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a full-sized USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port, micro HDMI port, headset jack, and microSD card reader.
The tablet has a 5MP camera on the back and another on the front.
The tablet measures 11.5″ x 8.3″ x 0.35″ and weighs about 1.7 pounds.
Lenovo will offer models with up to an Intel Core m7 processor, and says the Miix 700 should be available in November for $699 and up.
Overall, it seems like an interesting alternative to a Microsoft Surface tablet, with specs that seem to fall between the Surface 3 and the Surface Pro… especially since it sounds like Lenovo’s price includes a keyboard, something which Microsoft sells separately.
On the other hand, the base price for a Lenovo Miix 700 doesn’t include a digital pen. Lenovo will sell you a pen if you like, along with an awkard attachment that lets you attach the pen to the side of the tablet by plugging it into a USB port.
Uh, yes it does have active digital pens. There are some pictures showing the awkward pen placement. It’s optional though.
The other problem is the weight. Is it really 1.7lb INCLUDING the keyboard? Would be great if it was true, but I highly doubt it.
Thanks. The press release said nothing about the pen. Not sure where I saw the stat about the 1.7 pounds including the keyboard, but you’re right — that does seem too good to be true.
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