Lenovo Miix 2 10 inch...finally, a 16:10 Full HD detachable laptop
The argument over whether 16:9 or 16:10 or 4:3 is better has been done to death, and I doubt anyone will change their mind.
I am posting this purely because I'm glad that Lenovo is making available a detachable laptop in this form factor. So far the only major OEM to put out something similar is HP with the $399 Omni 10: A Bay Trail 3770 tablet with 1920x1200 (16:10 resolution)
Brief rundown of the Miix 2 10 specs:
10.1 Inch 1920x1200 screen
Bay Trail 3740 (slower than 3770)
64/128 GB eMMC/SSD
1.3 pounds weight (tablet only)
Sold with keyboard dock
$599 (64GB version)
The price is wonky, as Lenovo said the base Bay Trail version would run $499, but seeing as how they're selling it part and parcel with the keyboard dock, I guess they chose to raise the final price. The price is roughly equivalent to what the Dell Venue Pro 11 (Bay Trail) is with either the tablet keyboard or docking station.
Personally, I'm not interested in the 8-inch 16:10 tabs because most go out of their way to make it a hassle to hook up to a monitor. I'm guessing it's by design because the small ones include Office and they want consumers to buy a laptop AND a separate tablet.
My opinion: I want convergence. Bay Trail has just enough performance for my personal computing needs (no gaming), so I don't see the need for 2 devices. As long as I can use a detachable as a laptop, tablet, and hook it up to an HDMI monitor for home use, I'm happy and am willing to forgive the big gaps in the Windows Store.
What do you think?
Here's the link to the Miix 2 on the Lenovo site: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/tablets/ideatab/miix-series/miix-2-10-inch/