Lenovo officially unveiled the 12-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet Lenovo Miix 720 at CES in Las Vegas on January 3, and now the Lenovo Miix 720 will be released in the US over the weekend. There are two Miix 720 models, at either $1029 and $1129: http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/Lenovo-MIIX-720
Lenovo (IdeaPad) Miix 720 is the newest 12-inch Windows 10 “Kaby Lake” powered 2-in-1 tablet on the market. The two powerful models to chose between, are the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-7200U model or the 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-7500U model.
And what is a little unique is that the other specs are similar on these Miix 720 tablets, which explains why the price difference is so small between them compared to what is usually the case with 12-inch flagship tablets from other tablet brands.
The 12-inch screen has a solid 2880 x 1920 resolution, with Gorilla Glass, 400 nits brightness, support for the Lenovo Active Pen active digitizer, and Windows Ink.
Miix 720 is powered by some snappy 8GB of DDR4 RAM at 2133 MHz and even 256GB of PCIe SSD storage too, and at 41WHr, it has an 8 hour battery life.
It has two front cameras, with one IR camera for secure Windows Hello login, and another HD camera for video calls, in addition to the 5MP rear camera.
A flagship tablet such as the Lenovo Miix 720 does naturally carry dual-array mics, and also Dolby stereo speakers, and of course dual-band and dual-antenna 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support and Bluetooth 4.1.
Both the digitizer pen and the keyboard are included with the tablet, so that makes it better vaue for money than other tablets in this category right now on a hardware basis. The keyboard is backlit and features a sensitivity adjustable touchpad.
And it has everybody’s favorite port too, with both Thunderbolt, USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0, in addition to a microSD card slot and a 3.5 mm audio combo jack.
The tablet is 8.9 mm thick an weighs 780 grams / 1.72 lbs. On the design side, it has Lenovo’s watchband hinge that adjusts the built-in kickstand.
Asus has a somewhat similar tablet releasing soon too, with the slightly larger 12.6-inch Asus Transformer Pro T304UA.
– Tom Bowen