You would be forgiven if the new Lenovo Ideapad MIIX 700 looks more than a little familiar. The 12-inch convertible tablet takes more than a few design cues from Microsoft, although it Lenovo has added a few of its own signature touches to the finish. It also offers the option for the inclusion of the Intel Realsense 3D camera, which is not yet available on any Microsoft Surface.
The Ideapad MIIX 700 is part of Lenovo’s new lineup of mobile computers powered by sixth generation Intel processors, and features the latest Intel Core m7 processor. The Core m7 is the highest end of the new version of the original Core M series, which has been divided into it’s own series of low power processors for tablets. While the previous Core M lacked power, this new Skylake version of the Core m7 looks like it should correct more than a few of those shortcomings.
Specifications range up to 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, both coupled with a 1440p display. The basic model of the Ideapad MIIX 700 features 5MP front and rear cameras, although there is an option to add the Intel Realsense 3D for Windows Hello integration.
While the physical aesthetics of the Ideapad MIIX 700 may resemble the Microsoft Surface, but Lenovo has decided to include its own watchband hinge as part of the design. Instead of hiding the hinge behind the kickstand, Lenovo has put it on display for all to see. It breaks up the design of the back quite a bit, offering owners something more than more flat metal to look at.
The 12-inch Lenovo Ideapad MIIX 700 will be appearing in November 2015, and prices begin from $699 (about RM 2944) without the Realsense camera.