CES 2017 | Lenovo: New Miix 720 2-in-1 against Surface Pro 5 & Co.

Lenovo: New Miix 720 2-in-1 against Surface Pro 5 & Co.
Lenovo: New Miix 720 2-in-1 against Surface Pro 5 & Co.
To survive in the competitive convertible market with upcoming models like the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, Lenovo is launching a much improved successor of the Miix 700 for 2017.
Benjamin Herzig,

Aside from the new Legion gaming laptops and the ThinkPad X1 lineup, Lenovo introduced another PC today: The Miix 720. This model was leaked some time ago already.

With the Miix 720, Lenovo is giving its Miix 700 2-in-1 a huge performance upgrade, because Lenovo not only uses Kaby Lake CPUs, they are also using the more powerful 15 W U-CPUs. This means the system is much faster and on par with the Surface Pro tablets now, the Miix 700 still used the slower 4.5 W CPUs of the Y-Series (Core M). On the flipside, using 15 W CPUs means the system has an active cooling system with a fan now.

The display also gets an upgrade compared with the older model: Instead of QHD (2,160 x 1,920), the Miix 720 utilizes a QHD+ (2,880 x 1,920) IPS-display in the same 3:2 format. According to Lenovo, the display has a brightness of 400 cd/m². Not only the display is new, the pen is also different: Lenovo will equip the Miix 720 with the new Lenovo Active Pen 2, which is based on Wacom AES technology and delivers 4096 levels of pressure-sensitivity.

In contrast to the Miix 700, the Miix 720 has Thunderbolt 3. Also, it has an option for a Windows Hello camera, the keyboard-cover now has a backlit keyboard and a Precision touchpad.

The Miix 720 is going to be available in April in two colors, Champagne Gold and Gunmetal Grey. It will start at 999 Dollar.

Lenovo Miix 720
Lenovo Miix 720
Miix 720 with the Active Pen 2
Miix 720 with the Active Pen 2
Miix 720 specs
Miix 720 specs



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Benjamin Herzig, 2017-01- 3 (Update: 2017-01- 3)
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In 2010 I started to get more and more involved with technology, especially notebooks have been my passion ever since. Of course I came across the detailed tests of Notebookcheck very quickly. With time I learned more and more about notebooks and started writing small reviews about notebooks in forums and blog pages. To earn some extra money during my studies I turned my hobby into my profession and joined the team of Notebookcheck in 2016. My personal interest is especially in business notebooks.