Lenovo IdeaTab Miix 2 8 8-Inch 64 GB Tablet

Lenovo IdeaTab Miix 2 8 8-Inch 64 GB Tablet

  • Windows 8.1, 8-inch HD Spectacle
  • 1.33 GHz Intel atom Z3740 Quad-Core Processor
  • 64 GB Flash Memory, 2 GB RAM Memory
  • 10-hour battery life, 0.77 pounds

Thе Mix 8 іѕ a Windows tablet thаt uniquely combines аn 8″ HD wide-view spectacle wіth powerful dual core processing, 64GB οf storage аnԁ Microsoft Office, mаkіnɡ іt perfect fοr light productivity аnԁ Web browsing even аѕ οn thе ɡο. Delight іn music, play games οr ɡеt productive аnԁ work οn Microsoft Office ID whenever needed. Seamlessly work, play аnԁ mаkе wіth Intel Inside.


Lenovo Miix 2 – 8” Tablet

Thе 8” Miix 2 іѕ a Windows tablet thаt uniquely combines аn 8” HD wide-view spectacle wіth powerful, Intel quad core processing аnԁ Microsoft Office Home аnԁ Student Edition, mаkіnɡ іt perfect fοr light productive tasks аnԁ Web browsing. Anԁ аt јυѕt .31” thin аnԁ well under 1 lb, іt’s thе ideal travel companion.


Windows Tablet wіth Powerful Quad Core Processor

Wіth Windows 8.1, уου саn ԁο іt аƖƖ simpler аnԁ simpler. Anԁ wіth thе quad core power οf Intel, уου’ll ɡеt outstanding performance nοt typically establish οn a tablet.

8” HD (1280×800) Spectacle Wіth IPS Technology

Thе vibrant 8″ wide-view spectacle uses In-Plane Switching (IPS) fοr vivid insignia аnԁ nearly 180-degree viewing angles.

Five-Fiddle wіth Multitouch Technology

Seamlessly integrate wіth Windows 8 аnԁ delight іn more precise control.

Thin аnԁ Light Design

At .31” thin, іt’s аѕ thin аѕ a standard pencil plus іt hаѕ a textured rear cover fοr a better grip. Anԁ аt οnƖу .77 lbs, іt’s lightweight fοr carrying anywhere.

Integrated Webcam

Thе 2MP front camera аnԁ up-tο-8MP rear camera wіƖƖ hеƖр уου delight іn web conferences οr online video chats Ɩіkе уου′re really thеrе.

Stay Productive wіth Microsoft Office Home аnԁ Student Edition

Mаkе, work, рƖοt аnԁ share more easily wіth Microsoft Office Home аnԁ Student 2013 Edition. Featuring Word 2013, Excel 2013, Powerpoint 2013 аnԁ OneNote 2013.

Veriface Face Recognition Software

Yουr face іѕ уουr password. Thе integrated webcam uses stored images οf уουr face tο allow уου tο login quickly аnԁ easily, аnԁ thе curriculum supports multiple users, allowing уου tο authorize access fοr thе entire family.

Online Connectivity

Wіth 802.11 b/g/n WiFi аnԁ Bluetooth 4.0, уου’ll bе аbƖе tο connect tο thе internet mοѕt anywhere уου ɡο.

Lenovo Cloud Storage

Protect уουr vital files аnԁ data, even аѕ аƖѕο mаkіnɡ access tο information аnԁ file-sharing qυісk аnԁ well-located. Involuntarily back-up аnԁ synchronize data асrοѕѕ уουr home, even аѕ enabling access frοm multiple devices. Data іѕ encrypted οn transfer fοr аn extra level οf security.

List Price: $ 349.99

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Amazon Loverсентября 13, 2014 at 10:15
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Dell Venue 8 Pro vs Lenovo Miix 8, November 29, 2013
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This review is from: Lenovo IdeaTab Miix 2 8 8-Inch 64 GB Tablet (Personal Computers)

I’m vacant to post this review under both the Dell Venue 8 Pro and the Lenovo Miix 8 as I believe some people may find the evaluation caring.

I will cut to the chase and say that I have chose to keep the Venue 8 Pro and return the Lenovo Miix 8. I rated both of the devices a 5 because they are both very similar and I didn’t feel it was honest to dock the Lenovo just because I preferred the Dell. If I could have rated the Lenovo 4.75, I would have.

Here is what I like and dislike about both devices:

1. Screen on the Dell is better than the Lenovo in my opinion. For example, in the Kindle App for Windows 8, after changing the settings to white text on black social class, you get a really “black” social class on the Dell whereas it is more of a gray on the Lenovo. Also, the insignia just seem to be more accurate on the Dell. The Lenovo offers a brighter screen but the Dell is plenty sharp for me. I was also able to dim the backlight on the Dell more than the Lenovo which was caring to me for nighttime reading. These are not major issues but it was something I noticed after comparing side by side.

2. I have developed to rather the build materials and quality of the Dell more than the Lenovo. The Lenovo is thinner and lighter which I plotting was something that was vital to me, but the Dell is much more comfortable to hold. This is mainly because the Dell is made from some sort of rubberized plastic material that is very “grippy”. It just feels comfortable to hold. The Lenovo on the additional hand is made from some sort of slick plastic and it always felt like I was vacant to drop it. Also, the Lenovo made a faint “creaking” and “crackling” sound whenever I held it.

3. I originally didn’t like Dell’s placement of the start button on top of the device, and this was one of the reasons that I bought the Lenovo. After using them both, I have developed to rather Dell’s implementation in view of the fact that I don’t ever power off the device. The Start button acts as my “on” button and I have developed accustomed to the placement. I plotting I would rather the Lenovo with its capacitive button, but I find myself having to hit the button at least twice to activate it which is very frustrating. I realize it must be very trying to design a capacitive button with just the aptly level of sensitivity, but if Surface and many Android tablets can pull it off, so should Lenovo. Hopefully both companies will figure out a way to engineer a hard button on the front like on the iPad.

4. I plotting I would rather having the GPS that the Lenovo offers, but in view of the fact that there aren’t currently any excellent GPS apps for Windows 8 touch devices, I didn’t find much use for it. I tried it with Streets and Trips and the curriculum would not admit the GPS sensor.

5. I get slightly better sound quality from the headphone jack of the Dell than I do with the Lenovo. It’s just a minor difference and doubtless just a matter of personal preference, but it is something that is vital to me.

6. Actual user performance on both devices was about equal for me, even though the Lenovo apparently offers a slightly better processor.

7. The Lenovo offers a cheaper case and stylus than the Dell. I have establish the Lenovo case and stylus for as low as twenty dollars here on Amazon.

8. I was able to pick up the Dell unit for twenty five dollars less than the Lenovo and see a lot of deals on the 32 gb version of the Dell. Something to consider.

9. Battery life seems to be similar on both but I can’t say I have performed any scientific tests to verify.

Here is a list of tablets that I currently own and used as reference points in deciding whether or not to keep the Dell:

1. iPad 2. I no longer have any need for this device and find it to be too limited for its size and weight. I have handed this down to my wife and kids. The kids get a LOT of mileage out of it playing various learning and leisure games. My wife mainly reads books and plays candy crush on it.

2. Kindle Fire HD 8.9. I ONLY use this device because of the text to speech figure and only when I need to read something technical and/or dull for work. I tried to “upgrade” to the Kindle Fire HDX 7″ and later learned that Amazon crippled this incredible figure (you have to buy the audio book now) so I finished up persistent the HDX. I may upgrade again if Amazon ever brings this functionality back.

3. ThinkPad Tablet 2. This is my go to device for customer meetings as it is very well-located for compelling notes with the screen size and dock-able stylus. That said, the device is a small slow for my taste so I’m really looking forward to the new version early next year.

4. Nexus 7 (1st gen). Too slow and battery life sucks. Pretty much collects dust now but I do use it occasionally as a controller for my Sonos system.

5. Surface 2. Like this device with the Type Cover 2…

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Rick Sсентября 13, 2014 at 10:36
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Domestic GPS, and brightest screen of all contemporary Win 8 tablets, January 25, 2014
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I’ve had the Miix 2 8″ for two weeks, and it’s certainly a keeper for me. I plot to use this for a different purpose than many of you. I need to mount this in my sailboat for use as a navigation tool (chartplotter) by the steering veer. I’ve interfaced it to my boat’s instruments using Bluetooth, and all the marine software that I use is written for Windows. So I have a special requirement for a Windows tablet (not Android or iOS) with an extremely sharp spectacle for daylight viewability, which this tablet excels at better than all the Windows 8 competitors out there aptly now. Also, this tablet has a built-in GPS, which makes it perfect for navigation. Most Windows tablets out there aptly now do not have GPS (though I’m sure they’ll become more ordinary over time). A quick note of warning – Windows 8.1 supports tablets with domestic GPS chips in a way that only works with Metro apps, not with legacy desktop programs that expect to see the GPS on a COM port or TCP port. But there are free and low-cost programs available that will take the domestic Metro GPS and emulate a COM port and/or TCP port, so you can use your ancient programs with it.

For me, the screen brightness and GPS are the two features that make the Miix2 8″ stand out over the additional 8″ tablets from Dell, Asus, and the others. Those features may not be that vital to you, but if they are, this tablet deserves a long, hard look.

The only significant weakness is the low audio volume, but that can be addressed with headphones or external speakers. I plot to get some Bluetooth speakers for use on my boat. The additional weakness for some is the sharp spectacle. Some have complained that its minimum background is too high to use in a dark room. Not a problem for me, but maybe it is for you.

Let me also dispel a few myths that are out there:

Myth 1: The Miix2 does not have a GPS. NOT TRUE. It certainly has one. It shows up in Device Manager, works with Metro apps, and works with my legacy PC software when running “Geolocation TCP” freeware. (Google it.)

Myth 2: Because there is only one microUSB port, “it is impossible” charge the Miix even as it’s connected to an external device. (Stated in several magazine reviews.) NOT TRUE. You just need a small creativity and a few adapter cables. You need a USB Y-adapter (two Type A plugs at one end, one Mini B plug at the additional end) like those used for many portable hard drives, and also a USB adapter with micro B plug on one end and Type A female receptacle at the additional end. Plug the power-only USB plug (often colored red or marked “Power only”) into the Miix’s power cube (or similar 2-amp USB power supply). Plug the additional type A plug into the Miix using the micro adapter. Now plug the Mini B plug into a USB 2.0 hub and you have multiple USB ports even as the Miix charges that you can plug in mice, keyboards, thumb drives, or another SD card reader. All the vital parts are available at Amazon or DX for a few dollars each. I had them all lying around from additional ancient computers.

Myth 3: 32 GB is not enough space. NOT TRUE (maybe). Everyone’s need are different, but the first thing I did was place in a 32GB microSD card. I keep it in the microSD slot all the time, and I place everything I can on it, leaving the domestic memory free for material that can only be installed there. It is right that there is only about 10 GB of available space on the 32 GB tablet, but 7 GB of that is contained on two recovery partitions that can be went to an external drive, so you can get some of it back. If you need more, spend the extra $$ for the 64 GB version. But I got the 32GB because it was on sale for $100 less than the 64 GB version.

Myth 4: Windows 8.1 sucks because there is no start menu. NOT TRUE. Just install Classic Shell and be done with it. With Classic Shell, it can works just like Windows 7 for PC apps, and you can always switch over to Metro apps for things that a tablet does best.

The Miix2 is not meant to be your primary PC, but if you need a portable 8″ Windows tablet for under $300, this is a fantastic one to consider.

Addendum 2/9/2014:
I did have some difficulty connecting a portable hard drive to the Miix through my USB hub. It worked fine if I directly connected to the microUSB port on the Miix, but would not come up when connected through the hub. The problem is doubtless the $5 hub and not the Miix – I recall having similar problems connecting hard drives to additional computers through a hub.

Mice, keyboards, thumb drives, and even additional card readers connected through the hub just fine. And when you use the Y-cable adapter mentioned in my review, you can charge the Miix at the same time you’re using the external devices.


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Paul A. Bigelowсентября 13, 2014 at 10:58
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Solid Performer vs. Dell Venue 8 Pro, December 8, 2013

The Lenovo is a excellent tablet and should suffice for users of previous Windows tablets and those familiar with Windows 8.1

Brief review and evaluation vs. the Dell Venue 8 pro:


The Dell has the 3740D and utilizes single channel memory — 2GB max
The Lenovo has the 3740 and utilizes dual channel memory — 4GB max (but the Lenovo does not allow for a memory upgrade)
A look at the System Performance file shows a 6.4 memory for the Dell and 7.1 for the Lenovo.
The additional performance scores are virtually identical.
So theoretically, the Lenovo should be a bit more snappy but I haven’t really noticed it yet in “real world” use.

Under similar loads the Dell’s back gets a bit warmer than the Lenovo’s. The Lenovo has never become *hot*, so far.

The Dell *feels* nicer and more solid, the Lenovo makes a few creaking noises if flexed even a small.

The Dell’s buttons certainly feel better with a excellent tactile response, the Lenovo’s feel “mushy”.


The Lenovo screen can be made the brightest, but the Dell screen can be made the darkest and looks better in a low light environment. The Dell seems to reproduce insignia better at the widest angles even as the Lenovo washes out (both are still, IPS though). The Dell has warmer screen temperature, the Lenovo is a bit on the cool side (partially clarifies the perception of brighter but the backlight is a contributor also).


I’m still evaluating the sound, Dell has released an update for both firmware and screen.


Haven’t tried the Dell committed pen, no one locally has it. A Targus aluminum barreled capacitive stylus works pretty excellent. Both have excellent handwriting recognition.

The Dell has the more figure-ladden BIOS even as the Lenovo’s is honestly simple. The Dell also has a nice hardware diagnostic menu/curriculum as well.

The Lenovo camera allows for panoramic shots the Dell does not (same Windows app version)

The Lenovo has GPS the Dell does not.

I had to return my first Lenovo as the SD card slot was broken and wouldn’t hold the sdcard. The second Lenovo was fine.


The Lenovo is a fine, if not extraordinarily well-built tablet. Snappy performance.


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