We’ve been wanting to see Windows on smaller tablets for a long, long time. The Acer W3 came out earlier this summer, but its poor screen and lack of Windows 8.1 as default held it back. Thankfully with Windows 8.1 hitting the world tomorrow we’ll begin to see more and more devices in the 7 to 8-inch size. Lenovo has a new one joining the likes of the Dell Venue and others. It’s called the Miix2 and it looks like a winner on paper so far. Specs and pricing after the break.
The Lenovo Miix2 is an 8-inch tablet that packs a 1280 x 800 IPS display, offering a viewing angle of 178 degrees. It’s powered by an Intel quad-core Bay Trail processor, meaning you’ll be able to run desktop applications on this little device. It also has two cameras, one front facing and the other on the rear of the device. Up front the camera packs a 2MP shooter, while the rear has 5MP sensor. When it comes to dimensions it’s only 8.35mm.
Pricing? It starts at $299 and goes up depending on what storage you configure (up to 128GB, expandable with a microSD card). You can optionally also buy a detachable cover and stylus, though pricing was not listed for those accessories.
The Miix2 will be available later this month, anyone thinking of picking it up? It could serve as a great consumption device and work great for SmartGlass.