Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 Specs, News & Updates: More Powerful CPU; Better Than Microsoft Surface Pro 4?

By V Doctor , Updated Nov 04, 2016 12:35 PM EDT

Lenovo is set to launch the IdeaPad Miix 720 to compete with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. The laptop/tablet hybrid will feature powerful specifications, while keeping some of its original qualities.

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 Specs: 2-in-1 Laptop & Tablet Device 

WinFuture, a German website, stated that the Lenovo IdeaPadMiix 720 is a 2-in-1 device. The display and keyboard can be attached to create a laptop setup, or detached to transform the screen into a portable tablet.

The Lenovo IdeaPadMiix 720 will reportedly feature the Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake Y-series CPUs, a 2880 x 1920 screen, up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of internal memory. The Lenovo IdeaPad is also said to feature USB Type-C support and a couple of USB Type-A ports.

In terms of design, the LenovoIdeaPad Miix 720 will arrive in either black or gold. It will retain the trademark watchband hinge by Lenovo.

It will also have an infrared camera that allows users to log in with Windows Hello via facial recognition. The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 will also bring the Active Pen 2, a new version of its stylus, with added levels of pressure sensitivity.

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 To Come In Three Variants

WCCFTech reported that the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 may arrive in three variants, depending on the chipset. Users may choose between a Core i3-7300 U, Core i5-7200U or Corei3-7500U processor. The improved chipsets may also boost battery life.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 has a 12-inch screen, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1-megapixel front shooter. The tablet has a thickness of 0.35 inch and weighs about 1.7 pounds. There is also a keyboard cover that will slightly increase the thickness and weight.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is also a hybrid device with a 12.3-inch PixelSense display, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of internal memory. It also works with the Surface Pen, Type Cover and Surface Dock.

The lower-end model of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 currently costs $899. The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 has the upper hand in terms of chipset, but the Surface Pro 4 has the advantage of fully running Windows and Microsoft Office.

The price of the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 have yet to be announced. It is expected to arrive in Christmas 2016.

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