We live in a new age, where anyone can buy a fully-operational Windows device for a very low price. We can thank the advancements in technology and mobile devices for this. We have more than a few full Windows, affordable tablets around and Lenovo is now entering the market without a single stumble.
Enter the Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 300, an 8-inch tablet running Windows 8.1 at its fullest. Granted, this is no high-end Windows tablet. It’s being touted as an affordable pocket-sized tablet computer. That is all cool and dandy, but is it good enough to enter your pocket? That is the real question.
Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 300 specs
- Windows 8.1
- 8-inch 1280x800p IPS LCD display
- Intel Atom processor
- 2 GB of RAM
- Up to 64 GB of internal storage
- 5 MP rear-facing camera
- 2 MP front-facing camera
- 130 x 215 x 9.3 mm
- 360 grams
Clearly, these specs are nothing to write home about. Performance is fair, and multi-tasking can be a bit limited. Keep in mind, guys – this is meant to be a mobility device. This is the tablet you take to your class and take notes with. Or you take it on that vacation to write your emails or maybe edit a photo here and there. You won’t be doing your video editing or heavy multi-tasking with it.
With that in mind, I would like to point out that 8 inches is my favorite size for affordable Windows tablets. Not too small and not too big… it feels right. And talking about the way devices feel, the Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 300 is actually a pretty solid device. It’s not gorgeous, but it is pretty good for a $149 tablet!
The tablet will go on sale starting July. Are you thinking of signing up for one?