There may already be enough Windows 8-powered tablets to go around, but one more couldn’t hurt, especially if it’s of the budget-conscious “breed.” And the Lenovo Miix certainly qualifies, being set to go up for grabs “later this summer” for $500 and up.
The Miix, as you may have guessed already, is not exactly a powerhouse, but at least it comes with 64 GB of on-board storage, compared with the 32 of the similarly priced Microsoft Surface. There’s also a dual-core Intel Atom processor inside, which I guess is not that bad for this price range.
While other important features are kept under wraps (RAM, battery size, etc.), Lenovo has chosen to detail the 10.1-inch screen already, so we know not to expect impressive viewing angles or great brightness from it, since it boasts a modest 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution.
What else? Oh, like the Surface (and many other Win 8 tabs), the Lenovo Miix also comes with an optional keyboard cover, which will cost $49 and let you transform the slate into a laptop in no time. In terms of connectivity, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 come standard, whereas the surprise is there will be optional 3G speeds too. Not too shabby, right?