Lenovo announces Miix2 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet

Lenovo Miix2

With the arrival of Windows 8.1 and its support for smaller displays, manufacturers have begun to unveil smaller Windows 8 tablets. Following the recent announcement of the Dell Venue 8 Pro, Lenovo today announced the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch tablet. Billed as a “multi-mode device,” it is its first smaller Windows 8 tablet.

“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.”

Lenovo Miix 2 specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Bay Trail-T Quad Core
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Display: 8.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal storage: Up to 128GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Dimensions: 8.35 millimeters
  • Weight: 350 grams
  • Other:Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 preinstalled

As far as accessories go, Lenovo will offer a US$20 cover case with a capacitive stylus.

The Lenovo Miix2 will go on sale in the U.S. at the end of October starting at US$299 for the 32GB model. A 64GB model will be offered for US$349. There is no word yet on Canadian availability.

Lenovo Miix2

Source : Lenovo