Lenovo Miix 10.1 Inch Windows 8 Tablet Hits Store Shelves

The number of tablets powered by Windows 8 keeps on growing by the week, it seems. Windows 8.1 is still a little while away, but that is not stopping hardware vendors from bringing new Windows 8 devices to the market.

Lenovo’s newest tablet, the Miix was first announced back in June. And the device is now on sale in the US. The company’s official website has the full hardware specifications for the 1.28 pound slate.

The device is powered by a 10.1 inch display with a serviceable 1366 by 768 screen resolution.

Intel Atom processors are fast becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst Windows tablet makers, and the Miix houses the Atom Z2760 processor running at 1.80GHz. 2GB of memory along with 64GB of storage are on offer.

The slate also comes with a rather unimpressive 1 megapixel camera for video chat, but then again it makes some sense considering the screen resolution of the device.

What does not make much sense is the $599 starting price.

Nevertheless, the camera also comes with special software that allows users to move their hands to flip through web pages, adjust the tablet’s audio settings and more. So some innovation is on display.

Lenovo does, in fact, offer the option to purchase a keyboard that can be attached to the Miix, which doubles up as a stand for the tablet. Pricing for the keyboard is currently unknown.

Microsoft also showcased an 8 inch Lenovo tablet at its Computex press event earlier this year. The tablet was actually called Mix, but it still has not been officially announced by Lenovo. Chances are that it will be soon, once Windows 8.1 hits RTM status.

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