Lenovo Miix 8 Could be Another Windows 8 Handheld

Updated on 03 January 2014 by

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Update: Lenovo have now announced this as the Miix2

The wheels are starting to turn again for the Windows-based handhelds that were once called UMPCs. First the Acer Iconia W3 and now something from Lenovo. The Lenovo Miix 8 was shown at a Microsoft press event at Computex although there’s little information available.

If you check out the video of the Miix 10 below you’ll get a feel for the Lenovo Miix 10 that appeared in-person at Computex last week. The Miix-8 is likely to be based on a similar concept and platform (given the branding.) There are more pictures at Win8China.

Given the more relaxed screen requirements for Windows 8.1 and the fact it was shown at a Windows 8.1 preview event it’s likely to be a late 2013 device.

We’ll put this on our checklist and get back to you when we get more information. In the meantime, maybe the 10-inch version will interest you.

Via microsoft-news.com. Thanks John.

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8 Comments For This Post

  1. Sabino says:

    Hoping for microUSB charging at 10 W or more. A full USB port that can provide more than 500 mA because most external mechanical drives pull more than that. A mouse in the bezel because that’s more useful than an active stylus for most people.

  2. Martin says:

    If only this was a ThinkPad. Then the keyboard case will have a trackpoint.

  3. tots says:

    There was another temash tablet shown during the keynote too, any info on that too?

  4. joe says:

    Have you heard of the 4GB Ram for mobiles?

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/10/sk-hynix-20nm-4GB-RAM/

  5. aaron says:

    wishing for the following on any 7-9 inch device:
    – micro USB charging
    – keyboard touch cover similar to surface
    – next gen Atom CPU
    – SSD, not emmc
    – microSD slot
    – ability to act as external drive
    – Mobile 3G (but not really important)
    – IP67 and MIL-STD rating (pushing it)

  6. John says:

    Wow, 3 spam comments in a row.

    @Sabino
    I definitely want a thumb targeted mouse in the bezel and the ability charge the tablet through microUSB. A full SD card slot would be nice because I already have a 128 GB one.

  7. Gadgety says:

    I want mouse control, too – addicted to the track point. The 8 inch version looks sleek – kind of like the Lenovo phone. I wouldn’t mind a pen in there à la Note.

  8. guy says:

    You should probably do something with these spam comments like the above 3.

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