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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.
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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
Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 903 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2017-01- 3 (Update: 2017-01- 3)