Though we’re hearing over and over again that Windows tablets aren’t selling, the number of gadgets running on the WP8 platform continues to increase. Yesterday it was Samsung that set the official price and release date of the ATIV Tab 3 and now Lenovo is doing the same for their Miix 10.
Unveiled about a month and a half ago, the 10-inch tab is technically listed as available via Lenovo’s website, though at the same time it’s said to only begin shipping come August 28. But I guess like us, you’re more interested in the price and specs of this thing, right?
Well, I can’t say I have very good news about that. The Miix will run you $599 with 64 GB of on-board storage, and that’s without an optional keyboard dock that’s still remains to be priced. The list of features very much resembles ATIV Tab 3’s and even on the outside — it’s like we’re looking at a doppelganger of the Sammy 10-incher. Or the other way around.
Beneath the hood, the Miix is fairly modest for a gadget released at a time when Snapdragon 800 and Intel Haswell chips tend to be the cream of the crop. There’s only a dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 CPU inside the tab, plus 2 GB of RAM and microSD support.
The battery is said to last up to 10 hours between charges, which is pretty good, but the 10.1-inch screen is run-of-the-mill, boasting a 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution. Oh, well, at least there’s Windows 8 here and not that RT crap. Yet that still doesn’t make this a smart buy at 600 bucks.