The Lenovo Miix 710 is an as of yet unofficial 12-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet with the newest 7th generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors, and will act as a successor to the Lenovo Miix 700, one of the cheapest Intel Core m powered tablets on the market right now.
Since Lenovo haven’t officially announced this powerful Windows 10 tablet yet, we have yet to know all the exact prices for the various markets, but we can leak the specs along with the images of the Lenovo Miix 710 (full name Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 710).
Like the predecessor, or the Surface Pro 4, it has a built-in kickstand with Lenovo’s distinctive watchband hinges with 150 degree angles of adjustment.
Lenovo Miix 710 processors are the latest 7th generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors, ranging from the Intel Core m3 (7Y30), to the Intel Core i5 (7Y54), to the top model Intel Core i7 (7Y75) CPU. With that comes the integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU as well.
RAM options will thus range from 4GB, to 8GB, to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM (1866 MHz). Storage options will range from 128GB, to 256GB, to 512GB of SSD storage, all with 128GB microSD card support too.
The screen has the same size and resolution as before, with a 12-inch screen sporting a display resolution of 2160 x 1440 (3:2 aspect ratio), with support for the optional Lenovo Pen (full 2048 levels pressure sensitivity), 400 nits brightness, and Gorilla Glass for durability and scratch resistance.
The 40WHr battery gives us a Lenovo Miix 710 battery life of 9 hours on average. Internet connectivity options are complete, with 2×2 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover, Bluetooth 4.1, and optional 4G.
Ports include a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port, as well as a micro-HDMI port and 3.5 mm audio combo jack.
Lenovo has also equipped the Miix 710 with a 5MP front camera, and a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, and it has Dolby stereo speakers as well.
The tablet is 9 mm thick, and weighs 750 grams. The detachable keyboard connects via pogo pins, is 5.5 mm thick, and weighs 330 grams. Color options are either black or champagne/gold.
Lenovo will theoretically launch it with options of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro, but in most stores it will be sold with the Home version, though people can always upgrade afterwards if they need to. I expect Lenovo’s new Miix 710 Windows tablet to launch in the US sometime between November and December.
– Tom Bowen