This was announced for March release at CES but it popped up early. The link is for the Lenovo B&N Affinity website, which requires you to log in (anyone can sign up). It is $70 cheaper compared to the regular Lenovo site, which has it for $499 after coupon, and is one of the bigger percentage discounts you will see between the two sites.
This is a good deal for those who were interested in the Asus Transformer T100 (Frontpage in December) but were put off by the 1366x768 screen - this machine has a much higher resolution, better brightness, better speakers, better SSD performance, etc. It is also 64GB which would have cost an additional $50 on the Asus anyway. It has approximately the same bezel ratios as the iPad Air (slightly larger dimensions offset by a slightly larger screen area) and its weight falls halfway between that of the the iPad 4 and the iPad Air. The keyboard is a "Lenovo AccuType" and is supposed to be good for the class as well.
Note: Office Home & Student 2013 comes pre-loaded.
DESCRIPTION LENOVO MIIX 2 (10 INCH)
Intel® Atom™ Z3740 Processor Quad Core (1.33GHz, 2MB)
Windows 8.1 32
Office Home & Student 2013
2GB LPDDR3 1066 MHz (on board)
720p HD 2.0M front and 5M rear cameras
64GB integrated eMMC storage
Up to 32GB add-on Micro SD card support
Integrated JBL®-designed stereo speakers (on tablet) and subwoofer (on keyboard-dock)
Up to 8 hours (WiFi browsing)
10.1" Full HD display (1920 x 1200) with 10-point touch and 178o wide-viewing angle
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Tablet: 10.3" x 6.8" x 0.4"
Dock: 10.3" x 7.2" x 0.3"
Up to 0.3" thick with a soft-touch rear cover
Integrated Bluetooth® 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi
Mini HDMI port to connect to larger screens
Micro-USB port to connect and transfer data
Integrated USB 2.0 connector (on keyboard-dock)
Micro-SD card reader
Audio combo jack (headphone and mic)
Micro-SIM (3G not available in US / Canada)
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