[CES 2014] If you find yourself constantly switching between laptop and tablet throughout the day, the new MIIX 2 10 & 11 from Lenovo might help ease that pain a bit. This isn’t the company’s first foray into multi-mode computing. Just last year it unveiled the first MIIX which had a 10.1 IPS display accessible in both tablet and laptop modes. The latest detachables stick to this heritage, they can be attached to a keyboard dock which instantly turns them into a proper laptop that’s good for productivity and entertainment on the go. The new MIIX 2 is available in 10.1 inch and “performance focused” 11.6 inch models.
Both 10 point touch display sizes offer full HD 1,920×1,080 pixel resolution. Customers get an Intel Atom quad-core processor with the 10 inch processor, which won’t be able to handle resource hungry tasks. Those looking for an edge can go for the 11.6 inch model with which they can get up to 4th generation Intel Core i5 1.6GHz processor and up to 8GB of DDR3L RAM. 64GB and 128GB on-board storage options are available across both models, with 256GB being offered only with the 11.6 inch model.
The new MIIX detachables have integrated JBL speakers, 5 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front cameras, Windows 8.1, microSD card support, microUSB 3.0, microHDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, region dependant LTE/3G and integrated graphics. The 10 inch MIIX 2 starts at $449 and the 11 inch at $699, the former becomes available in March and the latter in April through major retailers and the company’s website.