Lenovo Miix 2 10 FHD, the new Windows 8.1 tablet that Lenovo unveiled during the first week of January, is now available in stores, where you can buy the 64GB model with a keyboard bundle for $499:
So far this is the only purchase option, though a stand-alone tablet version should become available at a later date. The release date for the Lenovo Miix 2 10 FHD is April 1.
Take notice that the Amazon listing has made an error with the “Technical Details” regarding the screen resolution, where they have written that it only has a resolution of 1280 x 800, which is of course wrong, since this is the actual 10.1-inch Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution second edition of the Lenovo Miix 10.
The other specifications for the new Windows 8.1 tablet Lenovo Miix 2 10 FHD includes a quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor at 1.33GHz, 2GB of LP-DDR3 RAM (at 1066MHz), and 64GB of storage with microSD card support for cards up to 32GB each.
Additional hardware specs for the Lenovo Miix 2 10 are 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera, USB 2.0 (on the dock/keyboard), Micro USB, Micro HDMI, and audio combo. The battery life is 8 hours on this tablet, while the weight for the tablet is 580 gram.
Included software is the standard Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, in addition to pre-loaded apps and software like Evernote, Skype, Camera Man, Zinio, Amazon Kindle, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Photo Touch, and security and support software like Lenovo VeriFace Pro, Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Support, and a 30-day trial of McAfee Internet Security.
Lenovo Miix 2 10 is stylish device, especially when it’s combined with the keyboard. If this is a sign of Lenovo paying a little more attention to design, we have a lot to look forward to.
Verdict: Unfortunately, the fancy design comes at a price. The tablet itself feels very heavy and chunky. So it’s not as pleasent to hold in your hand as ordinary rounded tablets are. But an even greater issue is the reliability of this tablet. The review unit that Lenovo sent us freezed up, and we could not get it restarted again. And we like to think we’re pretty good with computers.
UPDATED: After a month in the market, it’s evident that our review unit wasn’t the only tablet that had severe quality issues, as a lot of people are experiencing the same kind of problem that we did. So, our recommendation is that people avoid the Lenovo Miix 2 10 tablet altogether.
– Jim Miller