There’s no particular reason which defines why Lenovo is the largest PC maker. Maybe it is all about new, innovative and affordable solutions, much like the one we’re gonna talk about. A day post its MWC smartphone launch event, Lenovo is making headlines with the release of their 2-in-1 Windows tablet PC, Miix 320, which has been designed specifically for the gig economy.
Called the Miix 320, it is a successor to last year’s $299 Windows-powered 2-in-1 tablet PC Miix 510. But, Lenovo now seems to have made some minor improvement and internal hardware changes to the latest iteration. It, however, still aims to provide the user with needed flexibility and comfortability. Thus, it has retained the detachable form factor, allowing you to separate the keyboard from the screen and just go.
Sporting a 10.1-inch Full HD touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, the Miix 320 is powered by an Intel Atom X5 processor, up to 4 GB of RAM, and up to 128GB eMMC onboard storage. This is enough horsepower for a fully-loaded budget Windows Surface-like tablet PC, which is 17.5 mm thick and weighs 1.02 kg with the keyboard (the screen alone weighs 550gm). It also promises a battery life of up to 10 hours, no matter how rigorous a task you’re performing.
But, the biggest addition to this tablet PC would have to the precision trackpad, something which Microsoft has been pushing hardware makers to accept for the past few years. And it’s surprising to see Lenovo bring the said technology to the Miix 320 at such a steep price point. Further, it also brings along a couple connectivity options — WiFi and dual-antenna LTE. Thus, you can just take the tablet and continue to work on the go — no excuse for delays now.
Further, the Miix 320 also brings along support for several high-end Windows 10 features, such as digital pen support for Windows Ink and Windows Hello biometric authentication. It also includes 2MP and 5MP camera lenses on the front and rear of the display & two USB ports in the keyboard dock respectively.
Lenovo plans to release the Miix 320 in two color variants — White and Silver. Starting at just $199 (without the keyboard), Lenovo is going to first introduce the LTE version in April, closely followed by the non-LTE one in July this year. You’ll have to pay at least $100 bucks a pop for the keybaord.