Lenovo Ideapad Miix 700. How’s that keyboard? (Video)

Posted on 04 September 2015, Last updated on 04 September 2015 by

This will be the number one question that people will have when they look at the Lenovo Miix 700. How’s the keyboard? I went very hands-on at IFA to find out.


I’ve used the Surface Pro 3 with Type Cover for a year now and I find it productive but it would be nice to have a little more mechanical feedback beneath my fingers and I know that a lot of people just can’t get on with it at all. The Lenovo Ideapad Miix 700, the Surface look-a-like, could be the product to cater for our needs.

Before you watch the video let me tell you that there is a little confusion over the keyboard. In the demo’s here at IFA it’s connected via the same type of mechanism as on the Type Cover but Lenovo have it listed as a Bluetooth keyboard. One of the product managers told me that the design is almost the same as we see here. Will it have both physical and  Bluetooth connectivity?

As you watch the video you’ll see a couple of touchpad errors (jumping pointer) but you’ll also see some mistakes purely because of having to work in front of the camera in a crowd of people. The keyboard has the same hollow bounce as you get on the Type Cover when it’s lifted at the back so the quietest results are had when the keyboard is laid flat.

Overall the keyboard has a better feel for me but not if that touchpad isn’t brought under control.

5 Comments For This Post

  1. JohnCz says:

    It would be great if we could get clarification if there will be a digitizer/pen option or not.

  2. garry36 says:

    I was at IFA as well and i tested the Mixx 700 and i can confirm it does have a Waccom digitizer on some of te models. i t will also come with LTE if you are happy to forgo the real sense camera.

  3. James says:

    Since it’s an IdeaPad, will Lenovo put unremovable malware/spyware in the BIOS/EFI firmware and Windows OS out of the box like other IdeaPads?

  4. Eric Qel-Droma says:

    I have this question as well. Lenovo’s reputation has really taken a beating over this, and I hesitate to recommend them to friends of mine who aren’t as tech-savvy as I am (or as I believe myself to be, anyway!).

  5. digi_owl says:

    Interesting device, but using a full size USB port as the charging port seems risky…

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