Lenovo to Launch the Miix2 8″ Windows Tablet This Month – $299

Lenovo is no great shakes in the Android tablet world but their Windows gadgets are a different case.  Take the Lenovo Miix2 tablet, for example. This 8" beauty was just announced and it is expected to ship in the US market in the next few weeks.

This tablet is going to feature Intel's recently announced and cutting edge Bay Trail CPU and run Windows 8.1. Retail is said to be $299.

Lenovo to Launch the Miix2 8" Windows Tablet This Month - $299 e-Reading Hardware

This tablet has an 8" IPS display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800.  It's built around Intel’s latest Atom quad-core processor for tablets, and it has 2GB of RAM, at least 32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. There's no mention of the CPU speed, but that will of course depend on the final price tag.

The press release is rather light on details, but it does say that the Miix2 will have a pair of cameras (5MP and 2MP) and optional accessories including a cover case and a stylus for the capacitive touchscreen. It's safe to assume that this tablet probably also has Wifi and Bluetooth.

The Miix2 weighs in at 380 grams and should be able to get up to 7 hours of battery life. That last bit is from Lenovo, and I would bet that it is as fictional as the battery life claims for their other laptops (I own one). Assuming you don't mind using the OS of last resort (aka Windows 8) this tablet should present a decent value in comparison to similarly priced Android tablets.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Lenovo to Launch the Miix2 8″ Windows Tablet This Month – $299

  1. With that price point, it’ll be tough to decide between this and the Asus T100. I really like the 8″ form factor, but I’ve good luck with the Asus Transformer tablets in the past.

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