Lenovo Miix: $500 Windows 8 tablet

Lenovo Miix

The new Lenovo Miix full range of products called multimode will soon be available from Chinese manufacturer. An keyboard that comes with this tablet can transform your tablet to actually be used as a conventional laptop.

The tablet is based on the x86 architecture, which allows it to run Windows 8 (versus Windows RT) and all Windows software, in addition to the Modern UI of Windows Store applications. Unfortunately Microsoft Office 2013 does not seem to be provided.

Miix is almost an economic variant of the ThinkPad Tablet 2. Its non-slip shell and touch screen 10.1-inch HD home also an Intel Atom Z2760 processor (two cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 1.8 GHz) and a 64 GB SSD

But when it comes to wireless connectivity it sticks to Wi-Fi only, NFC and 3G or 4G are not available, the sensor on the back has been removed and the one at front can take pictures of 1.3 million pixels (1280 x 1024 pixels), but also and especially the screen longer supports stylus electromagnetic induction, similar to a Wacom palette.

The Lenovo Miix windows tablet will be available  from the third quarter of 2013 at price of $500. This price does not include the keyboard, which will be sold separately for $50. No date and no prices are reported for European market.