Given Lenovo’s consistent focus on diversity and choice as far as its Windows tablet and convertible laptop rosters are concerned, we’ll admit we were a bit surprised to see the Miix 300 announced in just the one form factor back at MWC.
But now, a predictable 10-inch variant is as good as official too, and we wouldn’t rule out this larger Win slate chaperoning the 8-inch model to stores next month. Like previous Miix family members with matching screen diagonals, [easyazon-link asin=”B00UNDF7AC” locale=”us”]available via Amazon starting at $370[/easyazon-link] or so, the new guy should also offer great versatility and mini-laptop transforming capabilities.
Of course, the magnetic detachable keyboard will cost extra (probably around $100), whereas the Windows 8.1 tab by itself should set you back no more than $400. And that’s with at least 32 GB internal storage space, if display resolution sits at a sharp 1,920 x 1,200 pixels.
It’s always possible Lenovo thinks of cash-strapped users first and foremost, dropping the pixel count to 1,280 x 800, settling for an energy-efficient, entry-level Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and 2 GB RAM to keep the price close or perhaps below the $250 mark.
Whatever their market positioning strategy, we’re definitely curious to check out the Miix 300 10-inch in the flesh, and see what happens with [easyazon-link asin=”B00IAYFA8U” locale=”us”]older configurations[/easyazon-link], no doubt set for big discounts.