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Lenovo Ideatab Miix 2 8 Windows Tablet – 2GB RAM 64GB SSD 8" Windows 8.1 (59393611)

  • Intel Atom Z3740(1.33GHz)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated Graphics
  • Office Home & Student 2013 included
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  • Paul K.
  • 11/28/2014 10:06:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Bright screen

Cons: Screen can't get dim enough for night use. Windows 8 is complete junk for tablets. explorer stopped working, as did most other apps. Resolution sucks. Everything is too small. OS is not designed for tablets. Battery life sucks. MS One Drive can't be uninstalled and the sync wiped out all the free space.

Other Thoughts: I wish I could load Android on this. Made for tablets.

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  • Kevin D.
  • 6/10/2014 2:20:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks for me

Pros: At under $200 for a full Windows 8.1 tablet, I could afford a dedicated unit for a machine controller. This deal included Microsoft Office, which can be activated on a different machine. The Miix also has a USB port, which several other small tablets are missing.

Cons: Don't get me wrong, I like this tablet: the cons are part of the design. Had I needed more storage, a bigger display, or a full-sized USB port, I'd've bought something else. If you're going to use this for everyday, these things are worth noting.

Other Thoughts: For my application, the Miix is just about perfect. I use it as the controller for my wife's quilting machine. She loves it.

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  • Robert G.
  • 5/20/2014 7:47:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLenovo not so good

Pros: Build quality is good, light and small design. Good battery life.

Cons: There is a problem on the Miix 8 with Windows 8.1. When it goes to sleep it is very difficult to wake up. Pushing the power button and windows button at the same time sometimes got it to wake. Once unit did wake, it would drop the wifi. The only way to get the wifi going was to a restart. Spoke to Lenovo tech support several times and spent many hours while they connected to tablet going through device. Techs were friendly and helpful but were not able to fix unit. They said the last resort was to reinstall Windows 8.1. Did that 3 times and still did correct problem. I read it may be the bios, but mine had the latest one offered by Lenovo. I finally gave up and returned it to newegg for a refund. Newegg has awesome customer service and took it with no questions.

Other Thoughts: Be careful on this one. There is a lot of chat about when Microsoft upgraded to 8.1. This seemed to be a common problem. I would have liked the unit and given it 5 stars if it were not for this issue.

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  • Kenneth C.
  • 4/15/2014 7:13:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsA Good Choice

Pros: A very nice tablet with a bright screen and great viewing angles. I have used a friends Dell Venue 8 Pro and this tablet I believe is my preference. The screen is not as warm as the Dell, it has more of a crisp white to it, not a warm yellow that I have seen on the Dell's. The portability and the fact that it is Windows 8.1 and not RT means everything.

Cons: The screen size, but that's what you can expect when getting an 8" tablet. I would like to see a WACOM digitizer on these. The speakers arent the best and the back is not as grippy as the Dell.

Other Thoughts: I personally enjoy this device. It is quick, has great battery life and I can throw this in my camera bag and I'm out the door. From $200 - $275 you can own a portable tablet with full Windows...not bad at all.

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  • Jeremiah C.
  • 4/9/2014 1:34:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsNot Shabby!

Pros: The device is lightweight and thin. Also zippy enough to run most anything you throw at it, within reason. Battery life is ok, and the screen is nice and bright, with decent contrast.

The thing I like most about this is it's an x86 type processor, with the full Windows OS, not the mobile OS. This means it runs pretty much anything, provided it's suited for touch screen, or provided you hook a proper keyboard/mouse up to it.

In a pinch, I've been able to use this in place of a laptop for just about everything.

Cons: The device is lightweight and thin, so it's flimsy. I wasn't expecting milled aluminum, but I would have liked something closer to, say, Nexus 7 construction, which is plastic as well, but sturdy.

Other Thoughts: Adding an SD card is a must. Fresh out of the box, it has only about 10GB free on the in-built storage.

Just for giggles, I plugged in a 360 controller and installed Borderlands 2. No joke, it ran. Lowest settings produced playable framerates.

I'm not sure if it works with all powered USB hubs, but when plugged in to mine, the tablet will also charge.

Overall, I am pleased with this device, especially for the price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/26/2014 11:49:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Performance, Plays 1080p video well , battery life, Display brightness is great, Even greater is the viewing angle, I haven't seen another laptop or tablet with a better viewing angle. Good deal if you get it when on sale.

Cons: Sometimes will not wake up from sleep. OS takes up a lot of space on ssd. Will start stuttering if running several programs at once, More of Windows 8 problem, It wont close program once your done, it leaves it on standby. SD card port is flaky didn't read card untill a few attempts.

Other Thoughts: Sound is meh, Not great, not bad. Build quality is about average . Touch screen is good, it does have a few glitches.
Before update, windows 8 had watermark words on desktop, update from microsoft removes these.

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  • Michelle B.
  • 3/23/2014 10:43:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for reading, browsing, and light gaming!

Pros: I use this thing for comics, light work (I'm a programmer), video games, media, and web surfing.

Pros:

- SUPER light. I can hold this in one hand all day long. A lot of tablets I've owned (including older iPads + Nexus 7) are too heavy for their size and your hands hurt from holding it. I can read all day on this and not get bothered.

- Fast as hell. It's hard to tell this is running a quad-core Atom processor. Everything is super snappy. If you're a power user like me, then every once in a while you'll find a program that reminds you of the limitations, but in general it's insanely quick.

- The screen is really pretty. My only complaint is that it doesn't get dark enough for me to read comfortably in the dark. Flux helps, but it's not perfect.

- The battery life is awesome. I use it for days between charges with about 2-3 hours per day use.

- It's very capable for light gaming. Here are the games I've played so far:
--HearthStone. Medium settings, native resolution, ~30 fps.
--Dota2. Low settings, native resolution, ~30fps.
--Diablo3. Low settings, native resolution, ~30fps.
--World of Warcraft. Low settings, native resolution, 45+fps.

Cons: There are some cons, but they are to be expected for a device of this price:

- Connectivity blows. I use Bluetooth for everything on it, but it'd be nice to have a USB port that isn't OTG. There ARE work-arounds (you can use certain hubs to charge the computer & use USB at the same time), but they are a pain.

- It's made of cheap materials on the back. You can hear it creak when you hold it certain ways. This being said, it hasn't shown any obvious signs of falling apart yet.

- The screen is slightly too small for on-screen keyboard to be comfortable to use.

Other Thoughts: If this fits your needs, then buy it. There isn't anything better for the price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/10/2014 6:42:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat performance for the price.

Pros: Light, fairly quick, and a great simple replacement for those that want a very portable Windows computer. Got this as a replacement for my wife's dead 10 year old ThinkPad and it fits what she needs it for very nicely. I tried having her use my Nexus 7 and iPad Air, but this tablet works better for her as a replacement for her laptop.

Cons: My major gripe is the storage space, even with just Office 2013 installed you are very short on space with the 32gb version. The recovery partition is almost 7gb alone. The SD card saves you here and I knew going in that this would be tight on space so I can't knock it that hard.

Other Thoughts: This is a sub $300 device, it works well for general internet, documents, Facebook junk, and simple games. Do not expect it to be on par with a device that is almost 2x the price. It works as well as the first gen Nexus 7 from what I can tell, but in my opinion you can do way more with this device than a Android or iPad. All of these devices have their place, I own all of them and use all of them, just read and know what you are getting into before you buy. :)

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  • Gregory T.
  • 2/12/2014 6:27:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Full windows 8.1 OS, no bloatware (except McAfee), able to power external usb drives and game controllers, very portable, great battery life, fast performance, good display, true multi tasking running metro apps and desktop windows at the same time side by side, or having multiple windows open and running next to each other.

Cons: Could use another usb port (to be able to charge while using external usb devices), screen is small so it can be tough to read sometimes (there are ways to adjust with zoom on webpages and such), windows 8.1 took some time to get used to (at first it can be frustrating to use if you haven't used it before), no hdmi or video out port, not many options out there for cases/keyboards.

Other Thoughts: This has been a great tablet so far. It's a little to small to be a complete laptop replacement, but it's much more portable. In my opinion, it's better than an android or ios tablet because of everything it can do that they can't (I'm still not a fan of windows 8, but it is much more versatile in what it can do vs. the phone OS's). The screen is small, so it has to be viewed closer than a laptop, but you can always use a laptop or desktop to RDP into it if you need a larger screen. It isn't the most powerful machine out there (sometimes it will lag a little when there are multiple tasks running), but it runs well for what it is. Haven't had any problems with heat or noisy fans. HDD storage is a little small on the 32GB model (had to move/delete the recovery partition for more space. 8GB free before, 11 GB free after), but being able to attach external drives, I haven't had a reason to have to store any large files on the internal hdd. Would have been nice if they had included the usb otg adapter instead of having to order it separately, but newegg has them for around $3, so not really a problem.
BTW - my tablet did not come with Office Home & Student 2013 as stated in the specifications. The version included wouldn't work unless I paid for a license.
Overall, I'd say this tablet is well worth the price.

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  • RYAN K.
  • 1/29/2014 1:39:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat device!

Pros: Lightweight, fast, great screen, full Windows

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: One of the best full Windows tablets under $300 in my opinion. Nice design and quite fast. Screen is nice and sharp, This is running full Windows 8.1 not RT.

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