Chip Shot: Entertainment + Productivity, Lenovo Announces New Miix2 8-inch Tablet

Building on the popularity of the Lenovo Miix, Lenovo announced its new Miix2 8-inch tablet. Powered by Intel’s latest quad core Intel® Atom™ processor-based SoC (System-on-Chip), it will be available in late October for approximately $299. The Lenovo Miix2 8-inch tablet runs Windows 8.1, comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013, measures just 8.35mm thick and weighs only 350mg. The new Intel Atom processor-based SoC, formally code named “Bay Trail”, boasts twice the performance and three times the graphics as the previous generation so that the new Miix2 8-inch tablet use can fully take advantage of the 16:10 widescreen,10-point multi-touch WXGA display that delivers an 800 x 1280 resolution and a 178-degree viewing angle.