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conclusion:We like it

78

With its low price and decent performance, the Miix 2 8 from Lenovo is an affordable tablet option for who need a Windows 8 tablet that won't the bank.

The 8-inch display doesn't have the resolution chops to hang with the Nexus 7 or iPad Air, but it still has "excellent color and contrast," according to PC Mag. And thanks to that 8-inch display, TechSpot finds it "thin and reasonably light."

That portable exterior is joined on the inside by an Intel Atom processor and 2GB of RAM -- which isn't much, but it's just enough to take care of your daily needs, with PC World finding the performance "impressive" while TechRadar says it's "solid and dependable," though multitasking too much can "slow things down quite dramatically." As long as you keep your expectations in check, the 8-inch Miix 2 is a reasonable Windows 8.1 tablet at a reasonable cost.

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Critic reviews

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PC World Mar 6, 2014

Lenovo’s Miix 2 8 delivers great performance and battery life, but these upsides are tempered by a dearth of extra features.

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8.0
PC Mag Jan 30, 2014

The Lenovo Miix 2 8 is an affordable Windows 8 tablet with good battery life and features. Just make sure you always have access to the Internet, as local storage is a little light on this tablet.

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7.0
Ars Technica Mar 29, 2014

It's not that Miix is bad in this role; it's not. While we're not keen on the faux chrome aesthetic, it works perfectly well. It's just that the ThinkPad 8 is better.

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8.0
PC Advisor Mar 5, 2014

With its attractive, compact design and sub-£300 price tag the Miix 2 8 is one of the new Windows tablets that provides a more affordable alternative to the Microsoft Surface.

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8.0
TechRadar Apr 4, 2014

For simple tasks and running full-screen apps, the Lenovo Miix 2 8 performs well. But you'll need to keep your expectations in check, as the Miix 2 8 struggles under more intensive workloads.

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6.0
TechSpot Mar 7, 2014

Touchscreen issues, most prevalent when using the keyboard, make this device incredibly frustrating to use [and] having to purposefully type slowly, or wait extended periods of time just to have the touchscreen respond, is simply unacceptable on any device at any price point.

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First Looks

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Engadget Oct 17, 2013

There wasn't too much lag when swiping through the tiled Start screen or the app menu, but we did detect a bit of a delay when launching apps and snapping pics.

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ZDNet Oct 16, 2013

The small tablet space is heating up with this 8-inch model from Lenovo that packs Bay Trail inside for a low price.

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SlashGear Oct 16, 2013

Compared side by side with an iPad mini, Apple’s smaller tablet certainly feels more premium than the Lenovo; that’s where a metal casing comes in. It’s not to say the Miix2 necessarily comes across as cheap.

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Ubergizmo Oct 16, 2013

One of the most surprising aspects of this is the price of these 8” Windows tablets: at $299, it is very competitive, even with low-cost/high quality tablets like the Nexus 7. Obviously, the main advantage of the Mixx2 is the ability to run nearly every Windows application.

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TechRadar Jan 6, 2014

This new Miix 2 seems to have been dealt a better hand, as RT has been swept under the rug and the Bay Trail chip is restoring faith in Intel's tablet capabilities.

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The Verge Jan 5, 2014

The 10.1-inch feels like Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet, with an angular complexion and sharp corners, but it’s using plastic in place of aluminum in a 1.3 pound package. It’s not heavy, but it’s not surprisingly light either, it feels about right for this type of size.

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phoneArena Jan 8, 2014

The 10-incher will become available in March and will command a price tag that starts at $499. It is not a bad price for the specs, but it is not something that will immediately make it go out and buy the Miix 2 10, either.

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Computer Shopper Jan 7, 2014

Is any vendor willing to mix it up with Asus' hot-selling Transformer Book T100? Lenovo is, with a matched set of Miix 2 detachables—a 10.1-inch with "Bay Trail" Atom and an 11.6-inch with Core i5 power, with laptop and tablet plus a stand or presentation mode the Asus device lacks.

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