Lenovo sees its new Miix 320, announced at Mobile World Congress

Posted on Aug 4 2017 - 10:13pm by Brian Atkinson

Lenovo’s Miix 320 is a $199 Windows computer that would have a risk of preventing reasonably-priced Chromebooks. While HP’s stream devices are a respectable stab on the equal effort, the Miix 320 consists of numerous functions that assist it sense a touch special, although it’s still a quite bare-bones device. Announced at Mobile World Congress, the laptop will deliver in July, with a pen-enabled version coming in August.

Lenovo’s new Miix 320 is designed to be a honestly low-cost windows-powered computer. Much like Microsoft’s Surface, it is now not surely a pc and it is not sincerely a tablet, way to the display detaching from the keyboard base.

The Miix 320’s quality characteristic is its shape factor: a 2-in-1 detachable laptop, which doesn’t exist among Chromebooks (the ones with 360-diploma hinges don’t remember). There’s a relaxed, but without problems released magnetic joint among the display and keyboard halves, and the ten.1-inch show is mild enough to preserve easily as a tablet. The screen is a bit smaller than the everyday Chromebook’s eleven-inch show, however its 1920×1200 resolution is highly finer than the crummy vintage 1366×768 spec you find on maximum of those larger monitors.

Lenovo additionally gives more RAM and storage space: you may arise to 4GB of DDR3 memory and 128GB of storage at the Miix 320. the 2-in-1 runs on an Intel Atom X5 processor with Intel HD photographs. Lenovo says customers can assume to get 10 hours of battery life from this modern-day version, as well as optional 4G LTE coverage if you want connectivity while out and about.

Overall, this product is svelte with a 9mm thickness as a tablet and a 17.5mm thickness as a laptop. The unit has a starting weight of just over one kilogram, or about two-and-a-quarter kilos. The model may be to be had in Snow White and Platinum Silver starting this April for $199.99 USD (with keyboard and without LTE). The Active Pen might be to be had afterward beginning in July 2017.