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Lenovo Miix 2 4 Core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 10.1" Laptop

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Eight Industry Awards

This notebook PC has received eight awards from experts.

The writers at six expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Lenovo laptop. Techradar, Expert Reviews, Altomdata.dk, Techradar.com/au/, Vido.com.ua and Chip.com.my all gave this notebook PC a "Recommended" award.

One more expert review site decided that this notebook PC was carefully designed. Techno-labs.com gave this Lenovo laptop a "Good Design" award.

01net.com gave this notebook PC a "4 Star" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Fourty-nine experts from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag have rated this Lenovo portable PC on average 77 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

This Lenovo laptop has an average owner rating of 78 out of 100 based on 72 owner reviews.

Good Size

A few Lenovo Miix 2 owners thought the product was compact. Expert website Computershopper.com mentioned in their Lenovo Miix 2 review “The few Windows tablets available in form were inconsistent in terms of comfort and usability—and compact models just didn”. Two years ago expert website Whatmobile.net wrote in their review “If you’re a Windows fan looking for a solid compact, then you won’t find much better than the Mi”. In the same month expert review site Alphr.com said in their Lenovo Miix 2 review “The compact cousin of the Lenovo Miix 2 10 Tablet” however despite that they scored it 3 stars.

One Lenovo Miix 2 owner who reviewed it said that it was lightweight. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com mentioned “The Lenovo Miix 2 is an 8-inch Windows 8.1-powered tablet that provides good performance in a small, lightweight size” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Expert review site Whatmobile.net wrote in their Lenovo Miix 2 review “With the launch of its Miix 2 it is also targeting the mid-range compact tablets sector, where the competition is slim – only the mediocre”.

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Easy to Use

Two people who purchased the product thought it had a good experience. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said three years ago “A bright display and a full Windows 8.1 experience in a sleek 8-inch tablet” in their Lenovo Miix 2 review. Expert website Recombu.com wrote in their review of the Lenovo Miix 2 “The Lenovo Miix 2 tries to pack the full Windows 8.1 experience into an 8-inch tablet” .

One Lenovo Miix 2 reviewer who reviewed the Lenovo Miix 2 concluded that it was easy to assemble. Expert website Pcworld.in said “Intel's Bay Trail-class Atom processors make it easy for PC manufacturers to build powerful tablets with a key feature that competitors like Google's Nexus 7” in their review of the Lenovo Miix 2.

One Lenovo Miix 2 owner mentioned that it was easy to use. Two years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net said “The latter is absolutely sufficient for practical, eve” and gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars.

One Lenovo Miix 2 owner who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Techradar.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review on expert website Techradar two years ago “For a small tablet that's easy to hold and carry around”.

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Nice Design

Three customers who bought the Lenovo Miix 2 concluded that it was good looking. In December last year Pc Mag said “Beautiful 1 920 1 200 touch screen” but they only scored it 60 out of 100. Yugatech.com mentioned in their Lenovo Miix 2 review “If you need a simple and elegant device just to run apps”.

One customer said in their reviews that this laptop was ergonomic. Pc Mag said on PC Mag in December last year “Touchpad have just enough lag and ergonomic weirdness to discourage productivity” in their review of this laptop. One Lenovo Miix 2 owner wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo Miix 2 was a good design.

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Robust

Some Lenovo Miix 2 owners who bought the product concluded that it was well made. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said “A solid IPS panel and a full version of Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Students”. Expert website Whatmobile.net mentioned “Lenovo has already proved its worth when it comes to solid Windows tablets with its IdeaPad range of premium slates”.

Good Battery Life

Several customers concluded that the product had a good battery life. Last year Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Decent battery life”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote two years ago “Lenovo's Miix 2 8 delivers great performance and battery life.”.

Good Product Quality

Two Lenovo Miix 2 reviewers who reviewed the Lenovo Miix 2 concluded that it was good quality. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Lenovo Miix 2 “Fantastic audio quality” but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100. Pc Mag also mentioned “Build quality could be better”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Miix 2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Miix 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12, or the Lenovo Yoga.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Miix 2 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Miix 2 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the DELL XPS 12, and the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Thin Height in Tablet Mode

The Lenovo Miix 2 has one of the thinner heights in tablet mode (only 9.2 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age. The heights in tablet mode of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Miix 2 range from 1mm to 220mm, and the average height in tablet mode is 44mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 17.1 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Miix 2 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Miix 2 range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this type and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. The Lenovo Miix 2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 4 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Lenovo Miix 2 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 10.1 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Miix 2 the screen sizes range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops that are a comparable age to the Miix 2 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB. At only 64 gigabytes, the Lenovo Miix 2 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Miix 2.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Lenovo Miix 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the DELL XPS 12.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops of this spec and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Miix 2 has one of the smallest internal memory amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Lenovo Miix 2 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Atom) is in fact the worst processor family across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Miix 2.

The best processor family across similar types of notebook PC is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Miix 2 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.33 gigahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this age and spec is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 1.86 gigahertz, the Lenovo Miix 2 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Miix 2. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Miix 2 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years have memory clock speeds of between 530MHz and 1,800MHz. At only 1,066 megahertz, the Lenovo Miix 2 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Miix 2.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs of this type and age have battery capacities of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh. With a battery capacity of only 25 watt-hours, the Lenovo Miix 2 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Miix 2 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Miix 2 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Miix 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Lenovo notebook PC was released.

Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Lenovo Miix 2 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Miix 2.

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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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Intel 64
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

7 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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11 September 2015

The Lenovo Miix 2 (10-inch) is an entry-level, detachable-hybrid Windows tablet that features a high-definition, In-Plane Switching (IPS) screen, a magnetic keyboard dock, and robust audio...

Sharp IPS screen
Powerful speakers
Magnetic, detachable keyboard dock
Decent battery life
Display is above average
Top-heavy design
Skittish touchpad
No angle adjustment while docked
So-so performance
Cramped keyboard
3 January 2015

Lenovo blurs further the hybrid laptop and tablet-with-a-dock segments with the release of their Miix 2 Series. It works as an alternative to laptops and utilizes the power of Windows to make a...

19 November 2014

Lenovo continues to churn out hybrid Windows devices that can be used as both laptop and tablet.Its latest is the Miix 2, an 11-inch tablet with a companion dock. Unlike Lenovo's Yoga devices that... Read more…

11 November 2014

After taking a good look at the Lenovo Miix 2 8, we would definitely suggest this device to those looking for a smaller solution to a laptop but prefer the easy navigation of a tablet. Despite the...

Chip.com.my

11 September 2014

A powerful tablet with the genes of a hybrid, and an intriguing keyboard dock design...

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The first one of these that I received was faulty. Windows was not activated and wouldn't activate with the license key included with the product, so I had to return it. I was going to get a... Read more…

Reviewed 29 November 2013 by Douglas T.

This is a great box --but a few minor improvements would make a major difference. Key would be replacing the slim optical drive bay with either a 12.7mm optical bay, or a full 5.25" (more... Read more…

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