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IdeaTab Miix2: the smallest Lenovo Windows tablet
Lenovo recently introduced the new IdeaTab Miix2 tablet running under Windows operating system. This is the smallest Windows tablet ever produced by the company. Sales of IdeaTab Miix 2 started in late October.
IdeaTab Miix2: Technical details
IdeaTab Miix 2 comes with 8- inch touchscreen IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels . Device is powered by 4 -core processor Intel Bay Trail processor and runs under the new operating system Windows 8.1. IdeaTab Miix 2 is equipped by 2 GB of RAM and has 32GB of built-in storage Models with 64 and 128 GB of internal storage are also available. In addition IdeaTab Miix2 comes with the slot for microSD cards. Such feature allows significantly expand the storage available for user convenience .
IdeaTab Miix2 has 2 built-in cameras: 2 megapixel front-facing camera and 5 megapixels main rear camera. According to the manufacturer the battery of the tablet provides about 7 hours of continuous operation.
IdeaTab Miix2 is a thin and lightweight device. The shell thickness of the device is about 8 millimeters, and the weight does not exceed 350 grams.
The tablet is offered with a variety of accessories including stylus and cover priced separately. IdeaTab Miix2 comes with per-installed Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition, making it perfect for light productive tasks and Web browsing. Because of the compact size, light weigh and latest Windows operating system with Microsoft Office the tablet could be very helpful for students and frequent travelers. The price of the gadgets seems to be reasonable. IdeaTab Miix2 has a good chance to compete with top Android tablets and iPad mini.
IdeaTab Miix2: Price and availability
IdeaTab Miix2 price is $299. Tablet is not yet released. However the release is expecting in a couple of weeks. Pre-orders are currently offered by some of online stores such as Amazon.
Apple and Samsung are developing tablets with a diagonal of 12 inch
According to DigiTimes and some other internet sources Apple and Samsung are going to release a 12 inch tablet pc. Rumors that Apple is going to release the so-called iPad maxi first appeared in the media a few months ago. Back in July, the business newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple and its suppliers are testing the 13-inch iPad. Similar information came from research company DisplaySearch. According to DisplaySearch Apple may release a tablet with a screen diagonal of 12.9 ” and a resolution of 2732 × 2048 pixels .
iPad maxi by Apple in collaboration with Quanta Computer
Apple is working on the development of iPad maxi – 12 inch iPad in collaboration with Quanta Computer. Current version of iPad equipped by 9.7-inch display. In addition to participating in the development of iPad maxi Quanta Computer is also working on development of iWatch – Apple version of smart watches.
Quanta Computer is the world’s largest manufacturer of tablets on Android platform. In particular, the company manufactures Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7. Quanta Computer was collaborated with Apple while working on development of iPod in 2006 as well as the latest line of MacBook Air laptops.
Large 12-inch tablet pc by Samsung
Unlike Apple Samsung is developing large 12-inch tablet pc on its own. Samsung was not able to get desired support on development from Google because Google is concentrated its efforts on development of compact 7-inch tablet pc models
iPad maxi and Samsung large tablet market perspective
Release of large tablets by Apple and Samsung may boost sales on the tablets market. On the other hand the boost on sales of large tablets could have negative impact on sales of other products such as laptops, smaller tablet pc and ultra-books.
iPad maxi and large Samsung tablets have a potential to become a new trend in the market of gadgets. There is no doubt that other brands will follow Apple and Samsung in case of release of large tablets. Toshiba already released the first large tablet with 13.3- inch display. Toshiba Excite 13 has been released in June of this year.