Two interesting new tablets from Lenovo
If you are looking for cool tablets—whether it is for your personal or professional use—then there are myriads of models to choose from. These various tablet models and brands have different offerings for consumers when it comes to features, specifications and performance. The only thing that is left for you to do is to thrash out which of these tablets will respond best to the growing demands of your abode or office.
Lenovo is one of the popular makers of gadgets and devices that are friendly to the pockets of small to mid-sized businesses. From Smartphones to laptops to tablets, they offer consumers a wide variety of devices that does not unnecessarily break your bank.
Two of the newest additions to the Lenovo line of tablets are the Lenovo Miix and the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix. If you want to know more about these products, then just read the following sneak peek.
Lenovo Miix: an affordable Windows 8 tablet
First things first: this tablet is budget-friendly, coming with a price tag of just $550 and a Windows 8 operating system. The Lenovo Miix is a 10” Windows 8 slate that comes with its own keyboard case.Avid followers of Lenovo will see a striking resemblance with the ThinkPad Tablet 2, with just a few tweaks in the hardware accessory department.
Unlike the ThinkPad Tablet 2 which sports a dock and an attachable keyboard, however, the Lenovo Miix has a folio-type case with a dockable keyboard. It lost the touchpad and a rubber trackpoint of the former. Design-wise, this tablet measures 10.1mm in thickness and weighs a mere 1.27 pounds. When it comes to display specifications, the Lenovo Miix features a 10.1” IPS screen that packs a 1377 x 768p resolution. It has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a support for five-finger multi-touch capacity.
In terms of performance, the Lenovo Miix is fitted with an Intel Atom dual-core Z2760 processor that is coupled with 2GB of RAM. It is claimed to possess a 10-hour battery life. In addition, there is 64GB of eMMC storage, not to mention a MicroSD card slot that can accommodate up to 32GB of additional memory. The device also sports a 1.3MP rear-facing snapper and a 1MP front-facing camera. It has a number of connectivity options such as Wi-FI, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-HDMI port.
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix: a rugged tablet
Nothing much goes for the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix when it comes to the design department, as it looks similar to the other ThinkPad tablets already released. What makes this device a little bit special is that you can remove the display from the rest of the tablet’s body by activating the small hinge-based latch of the device. You can also use this device as a standalone tablet.
The 11” Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is just one of the 11-inch field that is increasingly crowded with many devices. Another problem that this tablet may face is that it features the previous generation of Intel processors, rather than the Haswell CoreI-series.
This device is more expensive than the Lenovo Miix, since it comes from the professional-grade ThinkPad line of Lenovo. The lowest price that you can find for any model of this tablet is a whopping $1675, which already includes an Intel Core i5 CPU, a 128GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM. The price can go as high as $2000.
Design-wise, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix arguably has the best detachable-screen latching system around. It also sports a matte black chassis and the island-style keyboard that is standard for ThinkPad devices. This tablet also weighs 3.7lbs, which a little bit on the heavy size for an 11” slate.
This article is written by Mark Gallagher, who just started out as a freelance writer this year. He contributes his work to some blog sites that is related to his area of interest. He usually writes about technology, telecommunication systems such as business phones and cloud phones, as well as all the latest gadgets including smartphones and tablets. Follow Him on Google+.