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Lenovo deploys convertible Miix, plus five other Windows 8 devices

updated 07:42 pm EDT, Thu June 20, 2013

All models run Windows 8, have 10-point capacitive touch

Lenovo today announced several new touch-enabled Windows laptops, along with Lenovo Miix, a a 10.1-inch tablet that sports a "quick-flip" detachable folio case with an integrated AccuType keyboard that converts instantly into a full Windows 8 laptop. Also released today, the IdeaPad S400 Touch, S500 Touch, S210 Touch, U330 Touch and U430 Touch all hail from the company's thin and lightweight S Series and U Series.

The Lenovo Miix display has a 10.1-inch HD 1366x768 IPS display that is accessible in both laptop and tablet mode. The device runs on an Intel Atom dual core processor, and comes with 64GB of built-in eMMC storage, expandable up to 96 GB total with a micro-SD slot. The Lenovo Miix tablet weighs in at only 1.2 pounds and is just 0.4 inches thin. It also includes integrated Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and optional 3G-GPS connectivity, and boasts up to 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Miix will be available later this summer for $500 and up.

The IdeaPad S400 and S500 can be configured with up to third-generation Intel Core i5 processors and optional discrete graphics. The IdeaPad S210 is equipped with up to third-generation Intel Core i3 processors. All three devices also offer Dolby Advance Audio v2 certification for high-quality immersive experiences with multimedia. Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Support and Lenovo Cloud applications help S Series users share data and access their computer's full functionality, while OneKey Recovery makes data backup and recovery simple. The S400 and S500 come with 14-inch and 15.6-inch HD widescreen displays, respectively. The S210 comes up with an 11.6-inch HD widescreen display. The S400 will sell for $449, and the S500 begins at $579.

The new U Series laptops are now available with up to fourth-generation Intel Core i7 "Haswell" processors, plus optional Nvidia GeForce graphics with DirectX 11 and up to 1TB HDD with 16GB SSD, all in a metal frame weighing as little as 3.7 pounds. The U330 Touch comes with a 13.3-inch HD or FHD display, and the U430 Touch comes with a 14-inch HD+ or FHD display. The U330 will sell for $799, with the U430 coming in at $899.

by MacNN Staff



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