Users looking for the flexibility of Microsoft Surface at an affordable price can find an alternative in Lenovo Miix 720. It’s a touchscreen tablet that can be turned into a powerful laptop, the next moment. The 2-in-1 detachable thus appears to be a perfect blend of mobility and performance. It runs on Windows 10 and is also quite light in weight and stylish combining chic design with a stunning display.
Lenovo Miix 720 review
The Mix 700 has a 12-inch Gorilla Glass display with 400 nits of brightness. While it does not claim to be the most accurate color display, it is adequate for content creation for people who are always on the go. Display works pretty well when switched to the landscape mode.
Internal specs reveal Lenovo mix comes with different configurations but the one we managed to get our hands on, features Intel core m5- 6Y54 processor clocked at 1.1 GHz, 8 GB of LPDDR3L memory, a 256 GB SATA SSD, 40 Watt-hour battery, AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Looking around, left side has USB 2.0 port that works as a charging port. There are speaker grills towards the bottom on the left side as well as on the right side. The right side has room for USB 3.0 port, HDMI port, volume rocker and a power button.
The back of the device is clad in premium feeling brushed aluminum covering which comes in two colors – Black and gold. Also, you can see an Ideapad logo reminding us it’s from Lenovo’s consumer line and not the professional ThinkPad line. Hidden under the kickstand is an SD card slot, this will almost miss your sight. There’s also a 5 MP camera that sits on the rear side and does an admirable job of quickly adjusting to light and changing conditions.
There’s a detachable keyboard that will enable you to enhance your productivity. Other configurations include a processor configurable up to 7th generation Intel core ‘I’ processor. There are magnetic connectors at the bottom of the tablet that holds your keyboard. It has a pretty sturdy back that makes it one of the best keyboards you might have ever tried. The chicklet keys are very responsive. The disappointing part, though, was the touch-bad. While it has a satisfying click and multi-support touch, it seemingly has no ability to avoid accidental touch while typing.
Lenovo is also marketing Active Pen 2 as an active input device for creative types such as draw, paint, sketch, etc. Basically, it’s lot like a Microsoft Surface device but has a couple of distinctive features. For example, the keyboard features a watch-bend style hinge on the rear side. This allows kickstand to be adjusted at almost any angle. Speaking about Active Pen, the stylus features two customized buttons that provide around 2000 levels of pressure sensitivity so drawing fine lines, or strokes shouldn’t be a task for you. In addition, the pen comes with the plastic holder that inserts into Mix’s one of the USB ports easily. This comes handy especially when you want to use the pen right away.
The bottom looks beautiful with a leather finish. The tablet has 8 hours battery life, and if you are not watching videos, it should last for a day. Please note, all battery life claims are approximate and are based on certain test results. Cheaper variants of the device will be available but in lower configurations. Upgraded model of Lenovo Miix 720 will likely cost around the US $ 1000.
Final thoughts, if you are looking for a device that suits more of your gaming requirements than Lenovo Miix 720 shouldn’t be considered as a choice as it falls short on this front. Apart from this, the device works just great, and its look is quite appealing.
Lenovo Miix 720 Accessories
The Yoga Mouse is slim, elegant and designed for both, work and play, without compromising comfort or grip. It gives you maximum flexibility. This multitasking mouse also boasts an adaptive touch display that provides additional control for presentations and entertainment. It is powered by a rechargeable battery and supports Bluetooth 4.0 and 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity. Yoga Mouse is available in Gold, Black, Orange, and Silver color.
Lenovo 500 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker
Lenovo 500 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker delivers 270° stereo sound with an enriched audio experience that can liven up any room or simply set you in the party mode. The wireless speaker is truly portable and has a built-in mic for clearer VoIP calls. It is powered by CSR 4.0 Bluetooth® technology and also supports NFC connectivity.
Lenovo USB-C Hub
With Lenovo USB-C Portable Hub, you can connect your PC quickly and easily to other displays, devices and cable network (LAN). Apart from this, the USB-C port offers super-fast data transfers at up to 10 Gbps, two times faster than USB 3.0 technology.
Lenovo Miix 720 specifications
||Up to 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
||Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
||Intel® HD Integrated Graphics 620
|Camera & Microphone
||Front: 1 MP with IR Camera Supports Windows Hello
Rear: 5 MP Auto-Focus; Dual-Array Microphone
||Up to 16 GB DDR4
||Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD
||Integrated Dolby®-Enabled Stereo Speakers
||41 WHr; **Up to 8 Hours
||12″ QHD+ (2880 x 1920), 400 units with Gorilla® Glass
You can get more information about the product on Official Lenovo website.