With a bigger screen than most Windows tablets and an included keyboard dock, the 10-inch Lenovo Miix 2 tries to walk the line between entertainment and productivity, but it's still a few keyboard tweaks away from success.
Can't decide between a Windows 8.1 tablet or an ultraportable laptop? The Miix 2 gives you both starting at a price of $499.
A dual-core Atom processor and 10-inch screen, with its own keyboard case. At least it only costs $550.
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This 10-inch hybrid is very flexible, but falls short for long-form typing.
A folio-style keyboard case is the main distinguishing feature of Lenovo's consumer-targeted Miix tablet.
Slated to ship later this month, the new Miix combines a Windows 8 tablet with a flip-style keyboard to transform it into a laptop.
Take a familiar 10-inch tablet, add a new accessory, and aim it at consumers: that's the Miix in a nutshell. Lenovo's 10-inch Atom tablet entry isn't much of a story otherwise.
The Lenovo Miix 2 offers a nice mix of features and solid performance. It normally sells for $299.99.
If you've already forgotten about this summer's Lenovo Miix, its smaller, cheaper sequel is ready.
Does Apple have designs on a 2-in-1 device, or is it thinking about something more conventional? The odds may favor the former, but it's long odds right now.