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Computex 2013 | Lenovo unveils new MIIX Windows 8 tablets

The new tablets will be powered by Intel Clover Trail processors

Lenovo is diversifying it's Windows 8 tablet line and offering a new series that is more targeted at general consumers than their ThinkPads.

The MIIX 10 runs full Windows 8 and is set up as a clear competitor for other productivity tablets such as the Microsoft Surface Pro and the HP Envy X2. Like the Envy, the MIIX 10 runs on a relatively slow Intel Atom 1.8 GHz Z2760 CPU, but has much better battery life than the Surface Pro (about 8-10 hours). It also comes bundled with a keyboard cover that doubles as a stand. The cover attaches securely to the tablet and offers a typing experience comparable to that of a Lenovo laptop.

Other features include a 10-inch 1366 x 768 IPS display, 2 GB RAM, a 64 GB SSD, a micro HDMI port, a full sized SD card slot, a USB 2.0 port, and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera.

The tablet is expected to be available worldwide in July for about US$600. The price is rather surprising given that the HP Envy X2 is a very similar product (with a back-facing camera and an extra battery in the keyboard dock) that can be found for the same price or less. But prices could change before release and one retailer in the US already has the new Lenovo tablet listed for US$528.95.

Lenovo have also announced that an 8-inch version will be following sometime this fall.


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Craig Munro, 2013-06- 6 (Update: 2013-06- 6)