Gone are those days when MWC was only used to device Mobile only devices. It’s only a few days left for the gigantic event, and details of Lenovo’s Budget Windows 10 Tablet Miix 320 has surfaced. Looking at the specifications, it’s clearly a successor of Mix 310, and the price suggests that it’s an affordable tablet running a full version of Windows 10. It is expected to be announced at MWC.
It is a 2-in-1 PC also introduce a new tablet with removable keyboard dock. Lenovo’s Mix 320 houses a 10.1 inch IPS LCD panel with 1080P resolution. It is powered by Intel’s Atom x5-Z8350 processor, 2 GB / 4GB RAM with 64GB / 128 GB onboard storage. You can expand it by using the microSD slot.
Now here is an interesting note. Intel’s Atom CPUs are 1.5-2 years old, and the company ditched its Atom Line early last year. The performance was definitely not good on those processors. Why would Lenovo want to launch a device which old hardware of which the performance is already questionable?
For video conversation, you get a 5 MP rear camera, and a 2 MP front-facing camera. This is not great, but looking at the price, it should suffice. When it comes to connectivity, you get Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Wi-Fi, 4G LTE connectivity, microHDMI port, USB Type C, and 2 USB 2.0 ports. There is a 3.5 mm audio jack as well. The speakers are front facing.
Lenovo claims the battery life of Mix 320 is up to 10 hours. The tablet weights only 1020gm and just 9 mm thick. This is without the keyboard which will add another 550g along with 8.5mm of thickness.
While the price and the specs really look balanced, the processor is a big question here. I am not sure how many would like to pick this up.