Lenovo has officially launched its Miix 2 line of Windows 8.1-powered tablets into the market with the new consumer tablet line’s 8-inch and 11-inch models.
The 8-inch version of the Miix 2 is powered by Intel’s Atom Z3740 “Bay Trail” quad-core processor which runs at a base clock of 1.33GHz and a burst frequency of 1.86GHz. Along with that, the thin (0.31in) and light (350g) tablet packs 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a battery that, according to Lenovo, lasts up to 7 hours.
The front of the tablet features the Miix 2’s 8-inch HD 1280 x 800 IPS multi-touch display and a 2-megapixel front camera. You’ll find an 8-megapixel cam and stereo speakers at the rear of the tablet and a slew of buttons, ports, and latches for hidden slots at its sides – a power button, a volume rocker, a micro-USB port, a microSD slot, and a micro SIM slot for 3G connectivity. Additional connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi is also available on the Miix 2. A 3.5mm audio combo jack can also be found on the tablet’s top side.
Because of its later release, Lenovo didn’t share much info on the 11-inch variant of the Miix 2 but they did tell us that it’ll feature a 4th gen Intel Core i5 processor, up to 256GB of SSD storage, and a 1920×1200 HD IPS display. The 11-inch Miix 2 will also come with a keyboard base that will give us multiple methods of using the the Miix 2 including a laptop and stand mode.
The Miix 2 line was originally revealed late last year with the 8-inch Miix 2 while 10 and 11-inch Miix 2 models were announced earlier this year at CES 2014. In the Philippines, Lenovo is only bringing in the 8 and 11-inch models at least for now.
The Miix 2 8-inch model will start showing up on store shelves by the end of the month with an estimated price og Php21,999 while the 11-inch model will be available sometime in April of this year for around Php47,990.
Lenovo Miix 2 8-inch Specifications
Processor: Intel® Atom™ Z3740 Processor (1.33GHz 2MB)
Operating System: Windows 8.1
Display/Resolution: 8″ HD 1280 x 800 WXGA display with IPS technology
Graphics: Integrated graphics
Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 memory
Hard Disk Drive: Up to 64GB eMMC storage
Integrated Communications: Bluetooth® 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Sound: Stereo speakers
Battery: Up to 7 hours
Dimensions: 5.2? x 8.5? x 0.3?
Weight (Net): 0.77 lbs (350g)
Camera: 2MP front camera / 5MP rear camera
Connectors: Micro-USB, Micro SD, Audio Combo Jack, Micro-SIM