Lenovo Miix 2 10 (Baytrail-T 2-in-1) Unboxing

Posted on 28 January 2014 by

The Lenovo Miix 2 10 is now available in Europe and, lucky for us, in stock near the UMPCPortal office. Here’s an unboxing of the little fella which, so far, seems to be excellent value for money. An 18-minute unboxing and overview demo is available below.

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I paid 369 469 Euros at Conrad in Bonn and got the 64GB version with 1090×1200 screen, keyboard dock and Z3740 CPU and so far everything is working nicely. For those that know the Acer W510, a popular 2-in-1 based on Clovertrail in 2014, this beats it in most areas,most notably in browsing speed.

Total weight is 2.3 pounds. The tablet weighs about the same as the W510 at 606 grams / 1.34 pounds. Battery capacity is 24Wh, not much compared to the Acer W510 but good enough for 6 hours of Web work by my reckoning.

As for the keyboard dock it seems OK. There’s a slightly abnormal layout due to the lack of a function key row and it’s going to need some time to get used to but the keys seem to be accurate. The mousepad is OK but there’s no multi-touch. I’m writing this article on the Miix 2 10 right now.

Screen angles are good but the screen could be a little flat in terms of color. Auto-brightness works but it doesn’t seem to be that bright at max settings.  1920×1200 is a very high density that could catch you out in desktop mode with some programs. The attachment to the base is easy to use but of course, only at one angle.

Charging is via USB or power port on the tablet. The dock has two USB2.0 ports.

The speakers are loud and accurate on the tablet and the additional speaker on the dock adds a little bit of lower-end range, but not much. It’s not what I’d call Bass.

That’s it for now. I’ll get to work on the full review so stay tuned. Feel free to ask questions below.

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18 Comments For This Post

  1. Peter says:

    Hi, does the Speaker of the Dock work when the Tablet is connected in Presentation-Mode? We have heard that there is maybe a Problem with not working Speaker in this Situation.

    Thank you!

    Regards Peter

  2. Chippy says:

    Works the same both ways so far.

  3. Igor says:

    Hi. Please, check this another time. I was bought this one and in the stand position the dock not connected to the tablet. I got ” an not recognised USB device error” in desktop window and nothing work on the dock.
    This look like global manufacturing defect on the Lenovo, because I bought my in Israel (about the same price).

  4. Igor says:

    About defects just saw comments on Peter’s site.

  5. meengla yip says:

    I have been looking for a replacement to my year+ old Acer W 510 but so far haven’t found one yet–I want the same form factor (especially display, laptop, tablet modes) and same long battery life (16+ hours).
    Does the Lenovo Miix 2 have a battery in the keyboard dock?

  6. Chippy says:

    No. Only a 24Wh battery in the tablet.

  7. meengla yip says:

    Thanks, Chippy. The Miix 2 is a no-go for me then.
    I am very tempted to buy the Dell Venue 11 Pro because it does have a ‘Mobile Keyboard’ with extra battery in it. But I am undecided about whether to buy the Bay Trail one or the Core i5 one. If the dimensions/weight of the i5 one are about the same as the Bay Trail one’s and there is no fan-noise, and about similar battery life then the i5 may be better. That purchase will not be a laptop-replacement but more like how I use the W 510: Travel, sitting in yard chair, reading in bed, and taking to office meetings. Any idea about comparing the two? I can’t find good information about these topics. Thanks!
    [Sorry to ask these questions here–I know this topic is not the Dell Venue 11 Pro].

  8. BrintAnson says:

    How is using the Windows desktop on 10″ devices compared to 8″ devices with just your finger? What about external factors like the size/weight tradeoffs between these 2 classes of devices? Also, is having a keyboard dock a big factor so your not always having to hold the device in mobile scenario’s?

    The Lenovo Thinkpad 8 is releasing this week as well & it’s another device I am looking heavily at.

  9. JohnCz says:

    The portrait friendly aspect ratio is my favorite thing about this device. I’m not sure I would have designed the keyboard dock the way they did. For example, I probably would have moved the power port to keyboard dock so you could just lift-n-go with the tablet alone. As usual, I got to add, this thing needs an option for a digitizer. I’m sick and tired of oems relegating digitizers to business line products.

  10. mango says:

    That docking mechanism is pretty bad. You would have thought Lenovo learned their lesson with the ThinkPad Tablet 2 and it’s non-attached keyboard dock after many users complained how unstable it is especially when not on a flat table.

  11. Chippy says:

    Update: The original article stated 369 Euros. That was a mistake. I paid 469 Euros.

  12. CheapMonk says:

    But 369€ should be the “real” price… :-) In French, your mistake would be called a “lapsus révélateur” ; something like an unconscious error. Hope you understand.

  13. Igor says:

    Hi. Please, check if the USB connectors on the dock works in the stand mode.
    Thanks in advance.

  14. Allen says:

    How much RAM does this have? I hear the Fujitsu Stylistic Q584 has 4 GB RAM. Does this also have 4 GB RAM.

  15. PeterS says:

    Saw one in Conrad in Munich today. Looks a lovely little device but I really do have concerns about that docking mechanism. It’s incredible that a device so small and light can run full windows at a decent pace.

    Also saw the 8 inch Lenovo. Very impressive little device that one as well.

  16. gib says:

    Hi Steve. I also got mine on Conrad. But I have a problem. After using it for a while, the touch screen suddenly stopped working, like it is switched off. But when I restart, it works fine, and on and on. It’s very annoying when using it in tablet mode, then having to switch to laptop mode and restart. Did you have any issues similar to this? I was thinking it’s a windows 8 problem, but installing windows update does not seem to solve the problem.

  17. Amir says:

    Hi Steve, gib
    I have the same problem. I just got a new Miix 2 10 tablet and on the first day after few hours of work the touch stop working. After restart it works fine and then again stop responding. I have windows 8.1. Windows update did not work and I didn’t find any relevant update on Lenovo site.
    What version of windows do you have installed?

  18. Scott says:

    Same problem here. There’s a 5 page thread on the Lenovo website about it as well but no response or action from Lenovo.

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