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Lenovo Now Selling The Miix Windows 8 Tablet

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Lenovo introduced its 10.1 inch Miix tablet back in mid-June and said it would arrive sometime this summer. That time is now, as it's currently up for grabs at Lenovo's website for a starting "web" price of $479 USD after using the "BACKTOSCHOOLIDEA" coupon code. The regular price appears to be a meatier $599 USD.

The specs list reveals a 10.1 inch LED-lit multitouch IPS screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution powered by Intel's Atom Z2760 dual-core SoC clocked at 1.8 GHz (1 MB cache), and a 6800 mAh Li-Polymer battery boasting up to 10 hours on a single charge. The tablet also has 2 GB of LPDDR2 800 MHz memory, 64 GB of internal storage, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 1MP HD webcam. Windows 8 32-bit is the OS of choice.

Owners can use the webcam as an input device to effortlessly flip pages, rewind/forward music, change volume, and gesture other simple commands with the flick of a hand. It uses stored images of the user's face to allow logins without the need to enter a password, and even supports multiple users. The webcam is ideal for applications like Skype and Google Hangouts.

The tablet also offers a microSD card slot for an additional 32 GB of storage, a microUSB 2.0 port, a microHDMI port for connecting the tablet to an HDTV, integrated stereo speakers, and a 2-in-1 audio jack. There are several optional accessories including an AccuType keyboard "quick flip" case to instantly convert the tablet into a laptop form factor, 3G connectivity and a few others.

On the software front, the tablet comes packed with Microsoft Office 2013 Trial and a 30-day taste of McAfee Internet Security. There's also Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync which automatically backs-up and syncs data that is encrypted on transfers for an extra level of security. Nitro Pro, Evernote, Skype, eBay and several other apps are also pre-installed.

Given how much space Windows 8 consumes on the eMMC flash, it would be surprising if Lenovo offered a model with less than 64 GB of storage later on. Currently, this is the only model listed, and the estimated ship date is August 29. There's also no indication as to when the promotion will end, so now may be a good time to scoop up this 10.1 inch Windows 8 tablet before the price jumps back up to $599.

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    BringMeAnother , August 9, 2013 6:45 AM
    Not much difference between those Clover Trail tablet ain't it? It hard to differentiate when you are already maxing the RAM, USB port, resolution and drive speed (eMMC). Hopefully Bay Trail with give the light weight long battery life Windows tablet a jump start. I'm afraid now that I'm expecting so much from it that when it comes out, I might be disappointed.
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    joescalon , August 9, 2013 7:21 AM
    I am confused why anyone would be interested in this model? Lenovo's IdeaTab Lynx, is a bigger version with windows 8 as well, same specs, but you can find it for 350 on amazon...
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    warezme , August 9, 2013 8:14 AM
    It's an under-specced and under-powered thing all the way around. A toy even at half the price.
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    yronnen , August 9, 2013 9:12 AM
    64GB is not enough, especially when the full Win8 is installed on the machine. It will hardly leave any space for local data, and it's going to be worse after the user starts installing applications.
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    w8gaming , August 9, 2013 7:14 PM
    I am confused why anyone would be interested in this model? Lenovo's IdeaTab Lynx, is a bigger version with windows 8 as well, same specs, but you can find it for 350 on amazon...

    You are right. Sometimes I think the vendors are crazy when it comes to price their products. That's the advantage Apple has over the others, they can price their products the way they see fit and not influenced by any partners. Microsoft probably should give up on working together and start pricing their devices more appropriately and set a leading example.
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    halcyon , August 9, 2013 7:16 PM

    Not a bad device but why would anyone want this given the alternatives? I can use a much cheaper android tablet and remote into a Windows machine if I need Windows-specific functionality and I'm no genius.
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    w8gaming , August 9, 2013 7:28 PM
    For those of you who have a W8 tablet (non-RT) and wish there is a better way to navigate the legacy applications in the desktop using touch screen, you might be interested in this TouchMousePointer free software:

    I wish Microsoft has included this as part of the OS feature.
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    Kardashian , August 12, 2013 12:18 AM
    Great to hear that Lenovo launches new convertible Windows 8 tablet pc Miix. Share good article on how to recover Lenovo Miix Windows 8 tablet login password: