Last year’s CES was all about hybrids and strange designs in the world of tablets and laptops, so this year the experience from 2013 will be poured into new formats. One of them is the multimode one, that Lenovo pushes with ease at CES 2014.
The laptop/tablet hybrids Lenovo MIIX 2 10 and MIIX 2 11 are shown in the image above as definitions of multi modality. Last year Lenovo unveiled the first MIIX with a 10.1 inch IPS display available in a tablet and laptop setup. Now the new detachable unit sticks to the same definition and can get an attached keyboard dock, turning them into a laptop.
MIIX 2 comes in a 10.1 inch more casual model and a Pro 11.6 inch model. Both units offer 10 point touch displays, a Full HD resolution and an Intel Atom quad core CPU on the 10 incher, while the 11.6 incher goes with the powerful 4th gen Intel Core i5. That one is clocked at 1.6 GHz and is accompanied by up to 8 GB of DDR3L RAM. 64/128 GB of storage come on both units and even 256 GB is offered on the MIIX 2 11.
Other features include JBL speakers, 5 MP rear and 2 MP front cams, Windows 8.1, microSD card slots, microUSB 3.0, microHDMI and LTE. The 10 inch MIIX 2 costs $449 and the 11 incher $699.