On Sunday, Lenovo introduced a number of products for CES 2014, including the Windows 8.1-based MIIX 2 3-in-1 hybrid device that arrives in 10.1 and 11 inch sizes. The company says the 10.1-inch model is perfectly sized for mobility, while the 11-inch product focuses on delivering a higher level of performance.
According to the specs, the 10.1-inch model has a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 10-point touch input, and 178 wide viewing angles. This screen is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom SoC, 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a battery promising 8 hours of life on a single charge. Storage includes up to 128 GB of internal space and an SD card slot for 32 GB of even more space.
As for other features, the device sports integrated JBL designed stereo speakers (on the tablet) and subwoofer (on the keyboard-dock), one mini HDMI port, one micro USB port, one integrated USB 2.0 connector (on the keyboard-dock), a 2MP camera on the front and a 5MP camera on the back, and Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The tablet on its own weighs a mere 1.3 pounds, whereas the keyboard dock adds another 0.97 pounds.
As for the 11-inch model, this screen has a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 10-point touch input, and 178 degree viewing angles. Under the hood, Lenovo has shoved in a processor up to an Intel Core i5 "Haswell" along with up to 8 GB of DDR3L memory and a battery promising up to 8 hours of life on a single charge. Storage options include up to 256 GB of internal space and up to 32 GB of extra storage via an SD card.
Lenovo's MIIX 2 hybrid also features integrated JBL designed stereo speakers (on the tablet) and subwoofer (on the keyboard-dock), one mini HDMI port, one USB 3.0 port, and two integrated USB 2.0 connectors (on the keyboard-dock). There's also a 2MP camera on the front, a 5MP camera on the back, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and optional 3G-GPS connectivity. This tablet weighs 1.76 pounds, and the keyboard dock adds another 1.21 pounds.
The Lenovo MIIX 2 convertible laptop starts at $499 for the 10-inch model and $699 for the 11-inch model. The 10-inch model will be available beginning in March, whereas the 11-inch model will be available starting in April.