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Lenovo Miix 2 11

Specifications

Lenovo Miix 2 11Notebook: Lenovo Miix 2 11 (IdeaPad Miix Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 4012Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4200
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 82%, features: 50%, display: 92% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 63%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo Miix 2 11

67% Lenovo Miix 2 11in review
Source: PC Pro English
On paper, with plenty of hardware packed in, a decent display and battery life, plus a bundled keyboard dock, the Lenovo Miix 2 11in looks pretty good value. The Core i5 version we tested comes in at £656 inc VAT including the keyboard dock and 256GB storage; the Core i5 Surface Pro 3 with 256GB costs £1,109 - nearly double - and that's without the keyboard, which costs another £110. The problem for the Miix 2 11in is that its keyboard dock is so poorly designed that it's hardly worth having – and that undermines a lot of what makes the Miix 2 such an attractive proposition in the first place. It's so close to being a good product, but we can't recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 50% workmanship: 50%
60% Lenovo Miix 2
Source: Digital Versus English
If you stick with basic tasks like productivity, web browsing and Windows Store apps, then the Lenovo Miix 2 (11") offers a quality user experience. But for anything more advanced, it's bedlam. The Miix 2 will have trouble competing with rivals like the Asus Transformer Book T100TA, which offers much better performance per pound spent.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

77% Lenovo Miix 2: il convertibile più tablet che notebook!
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 80% display: 92% mobility: 70% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Recenze: Lenovo Miix 2-11 - tablet s Core procesorem a klávesnicovým stojanem, zaujmout může full-HD a 128GB SSD
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Extended battery; full HD display; decent performance. Negative: Non-standard keyboard layout.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2014

Comment

Model:

The Lenovo Miix 2 11 was created to compete with the Asus Transformer Book T100TA, Samsung Ativ Smart PC XE500T1C and any other similar class laptop tablet hybrids. While it is wonderful to have PC-like experience in table form, there are just too many shortcomings to really be useful as PC. Made from an all plastic construction, the Lenovo Miix 2 11 still maintains a good design profile while sporting an 11.6 inch FHD display.

The tablet attaches to the keyboard using a magnetic connector and can be flipped to allow touchscreen access only. The hardware includes an Intel Core i3-4012Y (1.5 GHz) or Intel i5-4202Y (1.6 GHz); depending on the variant, up to 8 GB DDR3L on-board RAM and an integrated Intel HD graphic chip. Besides this, the Lenovo Miix 2 11 also packs a 256 GB SSD. MicroSD cards up to 2 TB are supported.

The sound quality is good with integrated JBL stereo speakers with subwoofer. The weight is kept at 800 g without battery which makes the device ultra-portable. The battery life of around 6 hours of WiFi browsing is good. Any other usage besides this will pose a challenge as the device is just not powerful enough. 

Intel HD Graphics 4200: Processor graphics card in some of the ULV Haswell CPUs with 20 EUs (GT2).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4012Y: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz (no Turbo Boost). Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4200 and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.8 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


68%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 2 (Update: 2014-06- 2)