Friday, 10 January 2014

Lenovo Miix 2 11-inch vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs Sony Vaio Duo 11:Who is the best performer?

W.A.Khan,                                                                                                                                                 Lenovo Miix 2 11-inch                                                                                                                             The Lenovo Miix 2 is essentially a tablet loaded with the full version of Microsoft's OS (Windows 8.1, to be exact). It comes with its own custom dock that gives it a full keyboard plus some extra ports.The 10.1-inch feels like Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet, with an angular complexion and sharp corners, but it’s using plastic in place of aluminum in a 1.3 pound package. It’s not heavy, but it’s not surprisingly light either, it feels about right for this type of size.The Lenovo Miix 2 11 is an Windows 8.1 tablet with 11.6" screen with 1920x1200 resolution powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Its other features included a 5-megapixel shooter on the back, 2-megapixel unit on the front, Wi-Fi and HDMI,.It's also available in 3G or Wi-Fi only and comes with JBL speakers,This keyboard seems to be a better solution than the folio-style keyboard case that was available for the original Miix and is closer to what you could get with the ThinkPad Tablet 2. It's sturdier, so you should be able to more easily use it on your lap and there's a built-in touch pad.Lenovo claims Miix 2 is capable of providing up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge.                                                                                                                                                        Specifications
Display type11.6 in
OSMicrosoft Windows 8.1                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Wireless connectivityBluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n                                                                            Price: $799.00                                                                                                                                          VS                                                                                                                                                         Microsoft Surface Pro 2                                                                                                                             The Surface Pro 2's display may not have received an upgrade, but then it didn't need one. It's still a fine IPS panel that helps bring Windows 8.1's colorful and vibrant nature to life. The tablet itself is easier to use thanks to improved keyboard covers - even the Touch Cover 2 will prove more than adequate for most this time around.The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a faster, longer-battery-life version of the original model, upgraded with a current-gen Haswell processor. The keyboard cover is also improved with backlit keys, and is among the best tablet accessories ever devised.The Surface Pro 2 is a very tough product to judge, which is what makes it interesting. The good news is Microsoft has sorted out the most serious issue with the first version: the battery life. At around eight hours, the Surface Pro 2 mixes it with the Ultrabooks like the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus and Sony VAIO Pro 13, even if it still falls a little short of 'tablet class' battery life.
But, The Surface Pro 2 remains stubbornly thick and heavy compared with some sleeker competitors. The base 64GB version may leave you starved for storage, and the keyboard cover, practically required, should be included instead of sold separately.
The bottom line: Microsoft's subtly updated Windows 8.1 tablet feels more like Surface Pro 1.5 -- improved battery life and better accessories make it a worthwhile (albeit pricey) laptop replacement, but it's still not an iPad-level category killer.                                                                                                                          Specifications
Display type10.6 nm
RAM4 GB
ProcessorIntel 4th Gen Core i5
Dimensions (WxDxH)10.8 in x 0.53 in x 6.8 in
Weight2 lbs                                                                                                                                            Price $899                                                                                                                                         VS                                                                                                                                                             Sony Vaio Duo 11                                                                                                                                       Sony’s Duo 11 is one of that strange new breed of hybrid Windows 8 devices that can be used as either a tablet or a laptop computer. It's an Intel Core i5 3317U chip clocked at 1.7GHz - the same low power variety found in Ultrabooks. While 1.7GHz may seem low, it can Turbo Boost itself to a whopping 2.7GHz under heavy strain, which means it's no slouch.It’s certainly an attractive looking device, with an excellent high-definition, touchscreen.The Sony Vaio Duo 11 packs an 11.6-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS panel, which looks glorious. Not only is Windows 8's new interface sumptuously represented, but also apps, games and movies too.The Sony Vaio Duo 11 has a fine set of specs for an ultrabook and an excellent full-HD touch screen on which to take advantage of the Windows 8-style interface.Battery life is respectable considering the specifications. We got just over four hours when using Wi-Fi to stream video from iPlayer, so you can probably stretch that to around five hours for lighter web browsing or using simple office software.
But, The Duo's design misses the mark for use as a tablet and a laptop, feeling like too much of a compromise.
The bottom line: While there are certainly things to like about the Sony Vaio Duo 11, the design gets in the way of enjoying them.
Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U / 1.7 GHz( 3 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory6 GB/ 8 GB (max)
Hard Drive128 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Display Type11.6 inIPS
Max Resolution1920 x 1080( Full HD )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Optical DriveNone                                                                                                                                    Price;$1,199.99 

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