At Computex 2013, Lenovo announced a pair of Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail based tablets known as the Lenovo Miix. These tablets will come in an 8 inch version and a 10 inch version. The 10 inch version sells for $600 and was released in August 2013. No word yet on the price or the release date for the 8 inch Lenovo Miix.
Lenovo Miix Specs
Here’s what we know so far about the Lenovo Miix Specs:
- Operating System: Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1)
- Processor: Intel dual-core 1.8GHz Atom Z2760 processor
- Memory: 2GB of Ram
- Hard Drive/Storage: 64GB
- Display: 10-inch, 1366 x 768 display
- Connectivity: We guess it’s the standard 802.11 bgn WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Cameras: 1.3MP Front Facing
- Ports: micro-SD, micro-HDMI, micro-USB
- Battery: 8 Hours of Battery Life
- Accessories: Optional Keyboard Case
Lenovo Miix Release Date
The Lenovo Miix release date was August 7th, 2013.
Lenovo Miix Price
The Lenovo Miix price is $600 for the 10 inch version. Hopefully retailers will offer a slightly discounted price so that the Miix can remain competitive with the iPad, Android Tablets, and other Windows Tablets. I haven’t seen pricing on the 8 inch version but I’ll update this page when I do. My guess is that it will be in the $400 range, same as the Acer Iconia W3 64GB version ($430).
Initial Thoughts on the Lenovo Miix
I was hoping to see Intel core i3 or i5 processors in the $600 range. I’m not sure if the the $600 Atom processor based Lenovo Miix will be a compelling device. So far, Atom based windows tablets have been on the slow side in terms of performance. I do like the keyboard case and could see that as a deal maker. Right now, I feel that all Windows Tablets should offer some optional keyboard accessory to support the use of legacy apps. Hopefully we can get our hands on the device soon and give it a proper review.