Lenovo Miix2: The 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet

Lenovo Miix 2

Lenovo Miix2

Lenovo, the largest PC manufacturer in the world, announces its first 8-inch Windows tablet, marking the company’s entry into the emerging small-screen tablet category. The Lenovo Miix2 runs on Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system, Windows 8.1, which comes with Internet Explorer 11 and the return of the Start button. It comes with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing video chat camera, and up to 64GB of storage that can be expanded further up to 128GB with its microSD card slot.

The Miix2 measures at just 8.35mm thick and weighs only 350 grams. It also sports an Intel Bay Trail-T quad-core processor, a 10-point multi-touch WXGA display with 16:10 widescreen and 1,280 x 800 resolution, and optional stylus, and a detachable cover that comes in a variety of colors. The cover also serves as a stand for viewing media content. The tablet can also run older apps made for Windows XP or 7.

It comes pre-installed with Microsoft Home and Student 2013, allowing users to view, edit, and manage their documents while on the go.

“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 of Lenovo Business Group’s notebook business unit. “The Lenovo Miix2 8-inch is a great example of how thoughtful design can deliver the best of both worlds.”

The Lenovo Miix2 will be available for retail later this month, priced “approximately” at $299.

Source: Lenovo

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