Lenovo miix 2 10 . The new Miix 2 10 is not just a subtle update of the predecessor: in addition to a current-generation Bay Trail Atom processor and a significantly higher-resolution display, the Miix 2 10 makes use of a magnetic latch system to secure the tablet portion to the included keyboard dock in a fixed position - a quite interesting take on the more traditional hybrid tablet-concept with a detachable keyboard like theAsus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR Convertible. Of course, there are also hybrids which have the keyboards attached at all times, like Lenovo's own IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 Convertible. The Yoga is more powerful, features a slightly larger display, but is also heavier and bulkier.
At the time of writing, Lenovo offers a version of the Miix 2 10 with 64 GB of eMMC storage for $500; our review model costs $100 more and ships with 128 GB flashinstead.
The 10-inch Miix 2 has a high-res 1,920x1,200 display and a clever magnetic keyboard dock. The 128GB SSD is large for a hybrid tablet. Performance and battery life The Miix 2 (10-inch) has a 10.1 inch screen. It has a resolution of 1,920 by 1,200 pixels. This measures out to 224 PPI pixels-per-inch (PPI), making it sharper than average for a tablet display. The Miix 2 (10-inch) has a battery life of 8 hours with typical use, which is typical for a tablet. Keep in mind that this is an average figure, and actual battery life largely depends on the strain a tablet is under at any given time. Reading an e-book consumes far less power than watching a high definition video, for example. The Miix 2 (10-inch) is powered by a a quad core Intel Atom Z3740 system on a chip. Its clock speed is 1.3 GHz, which is about average for a tablet processor. With a quad core processor, this tablet will be more effective at multitasking compared to tablets with single core CPUs. The base version of the Miix 2 (10-inch) houses a healthy 128 GB of internal storage, making it an ideal choice for users looking to have a lot of music, videos, and pictures on the go.
If 128 GB isn't enough, you can expand its storage by up to 32 GB via microSD card. The Miix 2 (10-inch) has two cameras, a 2 megapixel front camera and a 5 megapixel rear camera. Its camera doesn't autofocus, which can hurt image quality. All tablets have WiFi connectivity to connect to local wireless networks. This model also has a Bluetooth 4.0 connection to pair with various accessory devices.
But, The keyboard and touchpad have just enough lag and ergonomic weirdness to discourage productivity, and the fixed angle may not work for you. The pokey Atom processor is better suited for some Windows tasks than others.
VS Apple iPad Air The Air is a tangible upgrade over the previous, fourth-generation iPad, no longer in production and so banished to the annals of history. The new iPad slots right in where its predecessor left off, priced at $499 for a lowly 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB, and $799 for the maximum 128GB configuration. The iPad Air delivers more performance and comparable battery life in an attractive and impossibly thin-and-light package. An improved front-facing camera makes FaceTiming look better, and the Retina Display still looks great.
But, The Touch ID fingerprint scanner, introduced on the iPhone 5S, is sadly absent here, meaning you’ll still have to type in a passcode with every unlock and a password with every purchase. Starting at $499 for 16GB, it’s still expensive compared with the competition. Performance: The iPad Air shares the same processor with Apple’s flagship phone, albeit with a slight bump in clock speed. While the 5S runs at 1.3GHz the Air runs at 1.39GHz. It can achieve this because of the increased space and improved heat dissipation of the Air compared to the much smaller iPhone 5S.
Indeed, before we go into the detail about performance it’s worth noting that the iPad Air manages to keep its cool with consummate ease. Even when running intensive 3D games and apps for hours it barely breaks a sweat and, therefore, neither do your hands.
In practice, the iPad Air is blisteringly fast. Apps open instantly and games like Infinity Blade 3 look sumptuous and run smoothly. The benefits of having a SoC means that the GPU can be used to tackle compute tasks, which makes video editing and compute intensive apps, like AutoCAD, show no hint of slowdown.
The iPad Air performs 59% faster than the iPad 4 in the 3D Mark Ice Storm Unlimited CPU and GPU test and 91% faster in Geekbench 3 tests. The Peacekeeper browser test, which assesses web browsing performance, shows that the Air trounces its predecessor by being more than twice as fast. It's also faster than the stonking Snapdragon 800 processor on the likes of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Google Nexus 5. We're talking matter of degrees here, but the difference is there all the same.
Battery life on the iPad Air is quoted at "Up to 10
hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music".
We would say that's actually not a bad estimate, although the drain was closer
to 2% every 10 minutes in general use, which equates to around nine hours' use.
Standby time is much, much better though. We found that we could stick the iPad Air in a bag, taking it out for the commute and messing about with on the sofa at home, for at least three days before it began to get low on battery.
In fact, the only real task that killed it was connecting to our amplifier via Wi-Fi while simultaneously streaming music to the same device through Bluetooth. It's doing things like this that make you realise that this is the kind of thing that we envisaged at the turn of the century, a tablet that has the brains and connectivity to do all the tasks we could want.In terms of connectivity, we've already mentioned the excellent Wi-Fi performance (in terms of distance from router, rather than improved speed) through the Multiple In, Multiple Out (MIMO) technology.
4G bands are now covered throughout the globe, and low power Bluetooth is also on board as well, making it an incredibly well-connected device.
The bottom line: Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market. Specifications
Display type9.7 in
Dimensions (WxDxH)6.6 in x 0.29 in x 9.4 in
Weight1 lbs Price:$479.00