updated 08:30 pm EDT, Wed October 16, 2013
Eight-inch WXGA tablet runs full Windows 8.1
Lenovo today announced the Lenovo Miix2 eight-inch tablet, a Windows 8.1 multi-mode device that packs an Intel quad- core processor and an IPS wide-angle, high-definition display into a small tablet form factor. Paired with an optional stylus and detachable cover, the Lenovo Miix2 eight-inch joins its predecessor, the Lenovo Miix in the company's tablet line.
The new Lenovo Miix2 uses the Intel Bay Trail-T quad-core processor, based on an Intel AtomTM S architecture and integrated Intel HD Graphics with Clear Video HD technology for smooth video performance. The tablet has up to 128GB of eMMC onboard storage, with an additional 32GB user-installable in a micro-SD slot.
Measuring 8.35mm thick and weighing 350mg, the Lenovo Miix2 boasts a 16:10 WXGA widescreen running at 1280x800. The 10-point multi-touch display delivers a 178-degree viewing angle. The device has two webcams, a 2MP unit in the front, and a 5MP shooter in the back.
The Miix2 will be available before the end of October, with configurations starting as low as $299.