The Miix 2 59413201 Multi-Mode 11.6" Multi-Touch Notebook Computer from Lenovo features a 3-in-1 multi-mode design. Laptop mode focuses on the traditional clamshell laptop experience for maximum productivity while Stand mode relies more on the touch applications of the display. If you want to experience Tablet mode in its full form, you can simply detach the Miix 2 from the keyboard dock.
The 11.6" touchscreen supports up to 10-point touch, which allows you to utilize the multi-touch gestures found in Windows 8.1. The display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution, which can play back 1080p Full HD content without upscaling or letterboxing. You can also output video to an external display via the micro HDMI port.
The system is powered by a dual-core 4th generation Haswell 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-4202Y processor. It also has 4GB of DDR3L RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, a MicroSD media card slot, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated 2-megapixel webcam, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a microphone. There are also built-in JBL stereo speakers with a subwoofer.
Windows 8.1 is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Lenovo Miix 2
The Lenovo Miix 2 features a multi-mode design. Laptop mode allows you to experience the traditional clamshell laptop layout. Stand mode allows you to take full advantage of the screen as well as the multi-touch options. If you want to ditch the keyboard and have the full tablet experience, you can detach the Miix 2 from the dock. The Miix 2 has intelligent software that detects what mode it is in and recommends suitable apps.
11.6" Full HD Touchscreen
The 11.6" widescreen display on the Lenovo Miix 2 features a touchscreen with 10-point touch support. This allows you to utilize the multi-touch gestures found in Windows 8.1. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution, which allows you to play back 1080p Full HD content without upscaling or letterboxing. If you need to output video to an external display, you can use the micro-HDMI port.
Front & Rear Cameras
The Lenovo Miix 2 has a 2-megapixel front-facing webcam for online video chat. However, when the Miix 2 is in tablet mode, you can use the 5-megapixel rear camera to take photos and videos.
Connect wirelessly to the Internet with 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The Miix 2 can provide up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge while Wi-Fi browsing (battery life may vary depending on use). You can also connect wirelessly to peripherals and accessories with Bluetooth 4.0 technology.
JBL Stereo Speakers with a Subwoofer
The built-in JBL stereo speakers on the Lenovo Miix 2 provide high definition audio while the integrated subwoofer provides deep bass.
The Lenovo Miix 2 comes preloaded with VeriFace Pro, which provides face recognition for added security.
The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network options, and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
Windows 8.1 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8.1 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom and more.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and more.
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