While Microsoft is still trying to sell the public on its Surface tablets, third-party OEM partners are forging ahead with their own Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 products, including Lenovo, which just unveiled its Miix 2, an 8-inch slate running Windows 8.1 with an Intel Bay Trail-T quad-core processor inside. It's also an aggressively priced tablet at just $299, and combined with its feature-set, this could be the Windows 8.1 tablet to beat.
The Miix2 features an IPS display with a 1280x800 resolution (16:10), 10-point multitouch support, and 178-degree viewing angle. It has two cameras, including a 2MP front-facing lens and a 5MP rear-facing camera. It also boasts 2GB of LP-DDR3 memory, 32GB/64GB of eMMC storage, microSD card slot, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G connectivity, and up to 7 hours of battery life.
That's a pretty decent foundation for a Windows 8.1 slate, and as an added bonus, it also comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.
The Miix2 will be available later this month for $299. Optional accessories such as a stylus and cover that doubles as a stand will also be available.