Lenovo Miix 2 8: small tablet with live tile


Laptop, tablet, phone … all at the same time use to work, ride a lot, to carry a bunch of wires of chargers, adapters into outlets – what I call “brutal working reality.” And yet this is necessary as the air!


I was, so to say, a full-size tablet. And at that time some credible alternative (compact version) was not. So I sold the “big man” (not a secret, it was the iPad-IR) and “facilitate” acquired a compact, thin, lightweight laptop. But now again overdue for buying a tablet. Still, he needs to work, but now I look to the side of the compact version!


iPad mini in a small environment became a trendsetter. Therefore, if you like “apples”, not to take, but you take it yourself. For adherents of Android-s good options – Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, n-p. And there is something worthy for those who like Windows? Prior to joining the 8th “Windows” an opinion that is not. Big Bad Windows was strict and demanding filling devices. But the latest version works smartly even at fairly low “iron”, and its interface is quite convenient for devices with touch screens. This means that the “green light” small Tablet computers with live tile. One of the first of those – Lenovo Miix 2 8. Okay, hello, let’s get acquainted!

Appearance Lenovo Miix 2 8


Externally I 8-inch Lenovo Miix 2 8 all liked. Minimalistic, austere, style, presentable, tactile materials – everything as I like. Case thickness “miiksa” – 8 mm, weight – 350 grams. Dimensions – 216 x 132 mm. If you close your eyes and touch him, gently pat drums – the spitting image of iPad mini, haha. So, close to the ideal :))) Gives only that it was not “apple”, the back panel in the lungs (such a surface is not easily soiled and makes the gadget less slippery), well, and logos Lenovo.

Location of the Windows button and the logo implies the use of the tablet in portrait orientation.

Build quality is good. The only thing – a little “walks” the gap between the body and the rear panel. To this can be prikopalis! The size of the gap varies depending on the pressure hull.


Ergonomics is also competent, all satisfied. Rear speaker. It is not very loud, produces little bass, but, nevertheless, balanced sound and the ear does not wither. View on the road movie – what we need. Well, listen to the music on this, I would not … Still, it’s music, sacred!


Find on the body double (mic / headphones) 3,5-mm audio jack, MicroUSB 2.0 port and a slot for memory cards MicroSDXC. Perhaps some will not get HDMI. By the way, MicroUSB-port to connect external storage devices such as hard disk, with a special adapter.

In the tablet has two cameras: a 2-megapixel front and 5 megapixel rear. For Skype to themselves and the surrounding area to show them enough. But in general, the quality of images – Photo / Video – very mediocre.


“Miiks” supports Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n), and the radius of the reception quality is quite normal, comparable to the first Apple iPad, in short, to srednyachkovye advancement, but a normal user is not particularly Feel. Connection problems I had. It also supports Bluetooth 4.0. He also works flawlessly.

Screen Lenovo Miix 2 8

Around IPS-display – black frame, roughly or she does not look bulky. Screen resolution is small – only 1280 × 800 pixels (189 PPI), but the picture is great, readable even outdoors. Maximum viewing angles are large (178 degrees), brightness missing.


The tablet supports pyatipaltsevy input. The display responds well to touch. But accuracy is not always enough to work with the interface Windows: with applications optimized for the touch screen, there are no problems, but in normal medium-sized elements (such as icons, scroll bars, and other stuff) will deliver a hassle. Poke-knocks – and no … However, you can set the interface scaling by 125% and by donating a small usable area of ​​the display, get rid of this problem. But it looks somehow not aesthetically pleasing … Progs something for Windows developed for PCs and laptops, and therefore not particularly adapted for the screen of the tablet. Therefore, one can observe small miix’e menu items and tiny soft buttons, and will not help even a stylus that can be purchased. In short, for me, is the largest in the plate Faile. Panacea – Case Keyboard. But for him will have to pay.

Enter a digital pen, by the way, is not provided, it lacks the necessary electronics.

Stuffing Lenovo Miix 2 8


In the “heart” of new items is fresh quad-core Intel Bay Trail. Available storage capacity up to 128 GB of internal memory and a slot for cards microSD.

Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) lacks its own memory, not intended for games, so you can play will only be in the not too demanding igruli on minimum settings.

Consumption Tablet pleased. Enough for 8-10 hours, with a lot of I Surf in the Internet, Skype, answered letters, use the “office”, etc.


Cost Lenovo Miix 2 8 four hundred green with 64 GB of internal flash memory. Is it worth it to take? If you do not have to play, and that is convenient to work with different documents and other office prog – supervariant! Preset utilities here (traditionally for Windows): MS Office 2013 Home & Students, Cloud Storage, Evernote, Amazon Kindle, Zinio.

Features Lenovo Miix 2 8

  • Dimensions: 131.6 x 215.6 x 8.35 mm
  • Weight: 350 g
  • Operating system: Windows 8.
  • Processor: Intel Atom Z3740 (1,33 GHz).
  • Graphics: integr.
  • Display: IPS, 8 “(1280 x 800).
  • Memory: 64 GB expandable flash (Micro SD up to 64 GB).
  • RAM: 2 GB.
  • Camera: Basic – 5 MP, video recording 1080 p, front – 2 MP.
  • Wireless Technology: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4,0.
  • Interface connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroUSB.
  • Battery: 7 hours on a single charge.

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