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You Should Probably Wait Before Buying the Lenovo Miix 2

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Looks like Lenovo is having a few issues getting the pricing settled.

Lenovo's Miix 2 was only announced at CES, but it's already available for purchase on the company's website. Lenovo originally intended to launch the 10-inch version of the Miix 2 in March and the 11-inch model a month later, in April. However, the Miix 2 10 hit Lenovo's website earlier this week and was available to buy right away. The only problem was that it was $200 more expensive than Lenovo said it would be.

 

We got in touch with Lenovo to try to figure out what happened. How is it that a product can go from $499 to $699 in the space of a few weeks? The good news is that the Miix 2 isn't actually going to cost $200 more than Lenovo originally said. A representative for Lenovo told us via email today that the Miix 2 "will be priced at $499 in Retail" and that the Miix 2 11 will start at $699 when it does become available. The rep said the final price on Lenovo.com would be adjusted on Thursday.

That still leaves us with a couple of questions, especially since the pricing for the Miix 2 10 on Lenovo.com is now different from what it was yesterday, but still isn't the $499 Lenovo has promised (twice now). At time of writing, Lenovo's site had the Miix 2 starting at $599, with a bump in storage capacity jacking the price up to $699. We also still don't know when the Miix 2 11 will launch, though that isn't scheduled to arrive until April.

We're still waiting for a response from Lenovo on the above, but you should probably hold off on your Miix 2 10 purchase until things get straightened out. We will update this article once everything becomes clear.

UPDATE: Lenovo has updated the pricing for the Miix 2 10 yet again. The site now says the convertible tablet starts at $599 but drops to $499 after the application of an e-coupon (code: MIIX10DEAL). Despite touting a base-price of $499 when it announced the Miix 2 10 at CES, Lenovo's website now boasts that users will 'save' $100 with this coupon.

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    n240sxle91 , January 30, 2014 12:48 PM
    The Miix 2 10 with 64 GB storage is now $499, and the 128 GB is now $599 with the current $100 off coupon.
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    JMcEntegart , January 30, 2014 12:51 PM
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    The Miix 2 10 with 64 GB storage is now $499, and the 128 GB is now $599 with the current $100 off coupon.
    Yep, that's talked about in the update at the bottom of this post! :) 
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    teh_chem , January 30, 2014 1:14 PM
    Sounds to me like Lenovo wanted to generate buzz at CES by quoting such a low price, and then disingenuously decided to up the price once people were excited over it. And then, once people caught on, had to release a promotional coupon code to appease the tech community, yet not actually look like they were back-pedaling on what was said.
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    n240sxle91 , January 31, 2014 6:54 AM
    They really do need to get their pricing figured out! Makes you wonder if it was done on purpose, or if they just don't have any idea on what's going on. Either way it isn't good.
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    n240sxle91 , January 31, 2014 6:58 AM
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    The Miix 2 10 with 64 GB storage is now $499, and the 128 GB is now $599 with the current $100 off coupon.
    Yep, that's talked about in the update at the bottom of this post! :) 


    Just a FYI, I had posted the price change before the article had been updated!
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    JMcEntegart , January 31, 2014 7:10 AM
    Strange that I didn't see your comment before I updated. Thank you, anyway!
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    Tmanishere , January 31, 2014 8:32 AM
    Just an advise for anyone looking at these tablets: The Apps are NOT installable on SD car with Win8.1. You'll be limited to a small ~12 GB space (after the Windows install) if you purchase the 32 GB version. Just thought I'd point that out.
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    n240sxle91 , January 31, 2014 1:08 PM
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    Strange that I didn't see your comment before I updated. Thank you, anyway!


    I'm running low on sleep due to a newborn and a toddler, so I very well just missed your update! I need more sleep!

    Are you able to contact Lenovo and clear something up for me? On their press release they say that the Miix 2 11 will have a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200. However, on their info page for the Miix 2 11 it shows it as having 1920 x 1080. I'm very interested in this detail as it will help me decide if I'm going to get the Miix 2 10 or the Miix 2 11. Hope you can help!
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    n240sxle91 , January 31, 2014 1:12 PM
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    Just an advise for anyone looking at these tablets: The Apps are NOT installable on SD car with Win8.1. You'll be limited to a small ~12 GB space (after the Windows install) if you purchase the 32 GB version. Just thought I'd point that out.


    Thanks for the heads up! That's a very valid point I hadn't thought of before.
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    JMcEntegart , January 31, 2014 1:34 PM
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    Strange that I didn't see your comment before I updated. Thank you, anyway!


    I'm running low on sleep due to a newborn and a toddler, so I very well just missed your update! I need more sleep!

    Are you able to contact Lenovo and clear something up for me? On their press release they say that the Miix 2 11 will have a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200. However, on their info page for the Miix 2 11 it shows it as having 1920 x 1080. I'm very interested in this detail as it will help me decide if I'm going to get the Miix 2 10 or the Miix 2 11. Hope you can help!


    Sure, let me look into that for you.
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    n240sxle91 , February 6, 2014 2:05 PM
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    Strange that I didn't see your comment before I updated. Thank you, anyway!


    I'm running low on sleep due to a newborn and a toddler, so I very well just missed your update! I need more sleep!

    Are you able to contact Lenovo and clear something up for me? On their press release they say that the Miix 2 11 will have a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200. However, on their info page for the Miix 2 11 it shows it as having 1920 x 1080. I'm very interested in this detail as it will help me decide if I'm going to get the Miix 2 10 or the Miix 2 11. Hope you can help!


    Sure, let me look into that for you.


    Any luck getting an answer from Lenovo on the Miix 2 11 resolution?

    Thanks again for looking into this!