Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Tablets For Your Techie


Lenovo Miix 2

Lenovo's latest Windows tablet is the Miix 2, an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet built around Intel's latest Bay Trail-T Atom-based processor. Among the lowest-costing Windows tablets to date, it joins Lenovo's Miix 10, a 10.1-inch device of slightly lesser power and resolution. The Miix 2 incorporates the Intel Atom Z3740, a 1.8GHz quad-core, quad-thread 64-bit SoC that consumes just 2 watts of power. It comes standard with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and as much as 128 GB of storage. Its 8-inch IPS 10-point touch panel delivers 1,280-x-800 pixels (189 ppi). This smallish tablet measures just 8.5 inches long and 5.2 inches wide, about the same width as the iPad mini and just a tad longer. At 0.32 inches thick, it's 0.04 inches thicker than iPad -- not too shabby. Miix 2 comes bundled with Microsoft Office Home, and Student 2013 and a start button. List pricing starts at $299.