Lenovo Launches Miix2 Windows 8.1 Tablet Powered By Bay Trail-T SoC

Subject: General Tech, Mobile | October 16, 2013 - 05:26 PM |
Tagged: Windows 8.1, tablet, miix2, Lenovo, Bay Trail-T

Today, Lenovo launched a new tablet called the Miix2. The successor to the original Miix, the Miix2 is an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet powered by Intel's new “Bay Trail-T” Atom processor. The tablet measures 8.5” x 5.2” x 0.32” and weighs 350 grams (~12 ounces).

The Lenovo Mix 2 has an 8-inch 1280x800 IPS display that supports 10-point capacitive multi-touch. There is a 2MP front webcam and a 5MP rear camera. A Windows button sits below the display when in portrait mode. A detachable cover can be fitted to the side of the tablet and act as a stand when in landscape mode. The $20 cover also comes with a capacitive stylus.

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Internally, the Miix2 features a quad-core Intel Bay Trail-T processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 128GB eMMC storage, support for up to 32GB of micro SD external storage, Wi-Fi, and 3G in select countries. The eMMC storage options include 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The company claims up to 7 hours of battery life for the Miix2.

The new Bay Trail-T powered tablet will come pre-loaded with Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system (the full x86 version) and a full license of Office Home and Student 2013 productivity suite.

The specifications are not amazing, but serviceable. Hopefully Lenovo introduces an alternative SKU with an active digitizer, a higher resolution display, and physical keyboard for business users. For now though, Lenovo has a decent consumer-level Windows 8.1 tablet for $299 that will be available at the end of October.

What do you think about the Miix2? 


Source: Lenovo

October 16, 2013 | 08:20 PM - Posted by biohazard918

I think it needs more ram i'm not going to buy a windows machine with less then 4gb especially if its non-upgradeable other wise looks pretty good for the price assuming the screen is all right.

November 23, 2013 | 09:54 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have the dell venue 8 with 2 gigs of ram. It absolutely flies. Couples with an SSD, 2gb ram works well. Yes, 4gb would theoretically be better, but its unnecessary. You are much better off opting for a bigger ssd. Most of these come with 32gb. If you are a casual user, then 32gb is fine. If you are going to be installing lots of apps/applications, then 64 should be the minimum. Unfortunately the expandable micro SD card only lets you store files.