Lenovo is shaking up its tablet offering with Miix, its latest entry to its multi-mode devices line-up.
The 10.1-inch (1,366x768 resolution) device runs off an Intel Atom dual-core processor, and sports the latest Windows 8 operating system.
But don't be put off by the silly name. (It is a silly name.) Its killer feature is the multi-mode feature, allowing users to work with the device as a tablet and as a laptop. With a "quick-flip" detachable folio keyboard-embedded case, it can switch from PC mode to tablet mode in an instant.
It comes with 64GB of built-in eMMC storage — expandable to 32GB with a microSD card — and comes with the usual Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi networking, and optional 3G-GPS connectivity.
Weighing in at just 1.2 pounds and less than a half-inch thin, its battery will run for up to 10 hours.
The Lenovo Miix will be available later this quarter — no specific release date was given — and will be priced reasonably for medium- to large-sized enterprises at $500.
Along with the Miix announcement, Lenovo also launched new S Series and U Series devices, continuing its push into the tablet market. The company continues to rise in the PC shipments table, according to IDC figures, and it's also ramping up its tablet offering.
The devices will come with unspecified pre-loaded software to improve user experience and add core enterprise features. No word on whether or not it will come with Lenovo Cloud, its eagerly anticipated cloud-based products, which only recently saw password synchronization service Reach debut first.
The new Lenovo IdeaPad S Series tablets range from $429 and $579 in price, while the IdeaPad U Series tablets range from between $799 and $899.