With the continually declining sales of the laptops and notebooks, most big hardware vendors are fast shifting their focus towards launching new Windows tablets. Lenovo also made its move and unveiled the Lenovo Miix tablet at Computex 2013.
The slate at the event was said to be an 8-inch model running Windows 8.
Now, however, the company has officially released a 10.1-inch version of the tablet. The 8-inch variant may follow in the months to come, but on the whole the $500 device that should be on sale soon packs in modest hardware.
A dual-core Atom system-on-chip is paired with 2GB of RAM and 64GB flash storage, which is expandable by another 32GB via the included microSD card slot.
According to Bai Peng, the vice president and general manager, notebook business unit of Lenovo Business Group:
“Users don’t want to choose between a laptop and a tablet. They want both without compromise, and Lenovo Miix delivers.
Bringing touch to our laptops is about more than adding a touch-enabled screen. It requires a rethink of the way we interact with our devices, starting with the expectations of customers for a fluid, intuitive user experience. With these devices, touch becomes mainstream.”
Speaking of the touchscreen display, it is quite serviceable at a resolution of 1366 by 768. However it utilizes the IPS technology, ensuring wide viewing angles.
The specifications are rounded up by WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and optional 3G connectivity (via a SIM card slot). Battery life is said to be in the 10 hours range.