Lenovo introduces 11-inch Miix 2 convertible, refreshes laptops and tablets
Published on May 21, 2014 3:00 PM
SINGAPORE - Lenovo believes that users crave flexible devices that can be used in a variety of situations. The No.1 PC vendor today introduced a new convertible that transforms from a tablet to a laptop.
The 11-inch Miix 2 combines with a keyboard dock to become a laptop. The slate can be docked such that its screen faces outwards, which Lenovo calls “Stand Mode”. This mode is suitable for watching videos and takes full advantage of its gorgeous full-HD display. With its Intel Core processor and a 128GB solid-state drive, the Miix 2 is able to run desktop Windows apps such as Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office. It will be available in June from $1,499.
Along with this theme of versatile, flexible devices, Lenovo also introduced the Flex 2 laptops. Available with either 14- or 15-inch screens, these laptops can be folded into Stand Mode like the Miix 2. These affordable computers start at $1,099.
Other new laptops include the multimedia-oriented Y40 and Y50, which have quad-core Intel processors. The new G40 and G50 are slim mainstream models that come under $1,000 while the Z40 and Z50 are targeted at the mobile user with their lightweight designs. Lenovo also showed off a number of Android tablets with 7-, 8- and 10-inch screens with prices ranging from $239 to $599. They will be available starting next month.