Lenovo Announces Miix 2 8-inch Windows 8.1 Tablet, Starts At $299 And Will Go On Sale This Month

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Lenovo Mixx 2 Windows 8-inch Tablet

 

Lenovo today announced the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch tablet that runs on Intel quad- core processor and IPS wide-angle HD display with an optional cover and stylus. The main selling point of the device is its pricing. Miix 2 32GB will cost $299 and 64GB will cost $349 and the optional Cover with stylus pen will cost $20. The device will be available later this month.

•Intel Bay Trail-T Quad Core processor

•Windows 8.1 OS

•8” HD display (1280×800) with multi-touch and 178 degree wide viewing angle; 16:10 widescreen

•2GB LP-DDR3 memory

•32/64 GB eMMC storage

•Weight: .77 lbs.

•Dimensions: 5.18” x 8.48” x .32”

•Integrated Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and 3G-GPS3 connectivity

•2MP front camera / 5MP rear camera

•Up to 7 hrs. of battery life

Read full press release below.

Lenovo Blends Entertainment with Productivity in New Miix2 8-inch Tablet RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – October 17, 2013: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch tablet, a Windows 8.1 multi-mode device that packs an Intel quad- core processor and IPS wide-angle, high-definition display into a small tablet form factor. Paired with an optional stylus and detachable cover, the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch joins its popular predecessor, the Lenovo Miix.

Measuring only 8.35mm thick and weighing a mere 350mg, the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch tablet delivers a 16:10 widescreen experience that deftly balances visual experience with portability. The 10-point multi- touch WXGA display delivers an 800 x 1280 resolution and its impressive 178-degree viewing angle means no one is left out of the fun. Equipped with two webcams, one in front (2MP) and one in back (5MP) 1, the tablet is designed for effortless video chatting and photo sharing. Pre-loaded with Windows 8.1, the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch brings all the enhancements of Microsoft’s latest operating system, including enhanced searching and sharing; improved Web-surfing with the new IE 11, touch optimization and the return of the popular “Start” button.

Underneath the hood, Lenovo Miix2 8-inch packs a powerful punch with an Intel®Bay Trail-T Quad Core processor, based on Intel® AtomTM S architecture and integrated Intel HD Graphics (Gen7) with Clear Video HD technology for smooth video performance. This combination of speed and responsiveness separates the 8-inch tablet from the tablet pack, while making the most of the Windows 8.1 OS. With up to 128GB of eMMC onboard storage (expandable up to 32GB with micro-SD slot) 2 for videos, music and photos, the Miix2 is standout tablet designed for users “on the go.”

The Lenovo Miix2 8″ also encourages productivity outside the office. The device comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013, allowing users to easily view, edit and manage their documents right out of the box. The tablet also offers the option of a stylus and detachable cover. The cover protects the screen when not in use and doubles as a stand for viewing content on the device. The stylus is a perfect companion for drawing, sketching or taking notes and further enhances productivity.

“Many users want the convenience of a smaller screen tablet, but do not want to lose the performance and convenience of a powerful, quad core Windows 8.1 device. With the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch, users can take advantage of a small, light form factor without sacrificing performance,” said Bai Peng, vice president and general manager, notebook business unit, Lenovo Business Group. “The Lenovo Miix2 8-inch is a great example of how thoughtful design can deliver the best of both worlds.”

The Miix2 8-inch will be available later this month beginning at approximately $299. *

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  • Guest

    Now we’re talking.

    • yauza!

      Come on lenovo take my money, now!

  • iamwarpath

    The resolution is pretty weak and I don’t see a GPS chip.

  • Bugbog

    Slightly lighter than the Dell model (350 vs 396), and possibly cheaper add-ons.

    However it seemingly has lower battery life (up 7 vs up to 10), no specific due date, and I haven’t heard good things about availability and ordering from the Lenovo website.

    So Dell is still in the lead to take my money!

    • Guest

      Yeah, battery life seems to be the weak point. That could translate into 4 vs 7 in actual use.

  • Dennis Nemceff, MD

    Windows 8.1 RT? Or non-RT? This is so confusing! Thank you Microsoft!

    • neva

      Just look at the processor! How hard is that?
      Intel/AMD – Windows 8.1
      NVidia/TexasInstruments/Qualcomm(Snapdargon)/Samsung/etc. – Windows RT

    • Guest

      Please tell me you’re no longer practicing.

  • tropolite

    The BIG (8″ question ) is “Will the Miix2 be released in Australia at the same time?”

    To answer Dennis’ question Miix8 was announced to be Windows 8.1 (‘non RT’).

  • Chris

    That’s a cheap capacitive stylus. It is essentially just as worthless as the cheapo versions we see on eBay. What everyone wants is an actual active stylus such as made by Wacom or nTrig.

  • alukard

    I could marry it. I’ve been waiting for this since the tease a few months ago. Its beautiful.
    If it’s anything like the Lenovo Tablet 2 it will kick ass.
    2nd choice is Dell venue tablet.

  • Kit Kit

    I want it!
    I’ll play in HOMM 3 everywhere!!!