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A year ago you would most likely never have guessed that 8-inch tablets would be as popular as they currently are. No one wants the iPad 4 anymore, it’s too big, the Nexus 7 is too small. Android tablet applications suck and the iPad Mini doesn’t allow you to download torrents. So, Lenovo has solved your predicament for you with the new Lenovo Miix 2 tablet.
The new Lenovo Miix 2 may be the company’s best tablet to date. The Miix 2 packs a quad core Intel Bay Trail Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 128GB of SSD storage, an 8-inch WXGA touch display, a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and you can get a funky flip cover and stylus for this baby. So, can it take on the best Android and Apple has to offer? Maybe, with its $299 price tag, it is sure to make some heads turn, and give the current run of Windows RT powered tablets the final nail in their coffins. Who know why you’d want a Windows tablet, but if you think you’re too good for Android, don’t like iOS and want a tablet, here you go.
Thus far Windows powered tablets have failed miserably. Microsoft had a massive stock writeoff. Most of their partners killed their Windows RT offerings. The Lenovo Miix 2 offers a Windows powered tablets at an afforable pricetag, and that is dope..
Microsoft today finally announced their second generation Surface and Surface Pro Windows-powered tablets, which are by no means iPad competitors, instead alternatives similar to the popular Nexus line.
The Surface 2, successor to the Surface RT, runs on Windows RT 8.1 and comes with a 10.6-inch FHD display, a 1.7GHz quad core Tegra 4 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of expandable storage, USB 3.0 capabilities, a 5MP rear snapper, 25% more battery life than its predecessor as well as being built out of Magnesium and coming with Office RT pre-installed. It will start at $449 for the 32GB model.
The Surface Pro 2, succeeds the Surface Pro, running on Windows 8.1 Pro, this powerhouse packs a 10.6-inch FHD display, a 1.6GHz dual core Core i5 processor with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM, between 64GB and 512GB of expandable storage, USB 3.0 support and loads more. The Surface Pro will start retailing at $899 for the 64GB model with 4GB of RAM. Dedicated accessories include a desktop docking station.
Both tablets will come with 200GB of SkyDrive cloud storage for a period of 2 years as well as free international and WiFi calling via Skype for a period of one year. Neither of which are bad deals. It seems that Microsoft is taking a stab at Google’s Chromebook market instead of the Apple iPads, which may pay off since the next generation of iPads are rumoured to launch sometime in October. The two new Surface tablets go on sale on October 22.
Do you think Microsoft’s second try will not be a complete failure as their firsts or does Redmond have what it takes to give it the marketshare it so desperately wants?
As Microsoft undergoes some internal restructuring, they are more than likely to have realized once and for all that Windows RT and the Surface RT was doomed from the start. So, what now? A sale, that’s what.
Windows RT hasn’t really gotten any traction, nor has Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet and other offerings, thus it could only have been a matter of time until discounts started.