Lenovo announces Miix tablet and new touch-enabled notebooks
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Unveiled earlier this month at Computex 2013, Lenovo has officially announced its new Miix hybrid tablet/notebook. Bundled into the same press release are five new touch-enabled notebooks from the company’s IdeaPad U series and IdeaPad S series. All aforementioned devices ‘will be available later this summer’.
The Lenovo Miix runs Windows 8 on a dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 processor and will be priced at approximately $500. While the device can be used with what Lenovo likes to call an AccuType keyboard, it is unclear if the keyboard will be bundled with the Miix or be an optional extra. Other specs include a 10.1-inch (1366x768) IPS display, 64GB eMMC storage, microSD slot (up to 32GB), 1.2 pounds, 0.4 inches thin, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (optional 3G connectivity), and up to 10 hours of battery life.
New to the S Series are the touch-enabled S500, S400, and S210 sporting 15.6-inch, 14-inch and 11.6-inch widescreen displays respectively. The larger models can be equipped with up to 3rd generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i5 processors and (unspecified) optional discrete graphics, while the S210 will come with a 3rd generation Intel Core i3. More specs will likely be revealed closer to launch however pricing begins at $579 (IdeaPad S500 Touch), $449 (IdeaPad S400 Touch), and $429 (IdeaPad S210 Touch).
Details are also thin regarding the upcoming IdeaPad U430 Touch (starting at $899) and IdeaPad U330 Touch (starting at $799) Ultrabooks. Processor options go up to 4th generation (Haswell) Intel Core i7 while NVIDIA GeForce graphics are optional too. Storage options include 1TBHDD with 16GB SSD, or 500GB SSHD with integrated 16GB NAND flash, or finally a 256GB SSD. Panel options go up to Full High Definition and the metal-encased notebooks start weighing in at 3.7 pounds.