Lenovo is preparing to release a laptop/tablet hybrid that looks a lot like Microsoft’s Surface Pro. Tech Times has the news.
“Lenovo just announced a new Ideapad Miix 700 convertible tablet with a specific rival in sight: the Microsoft Surface Pro line…From the stylus to the magnetic keyboard cover that allows the tablet to morph into a laptop, the similarities between the new Lenovo Ideapad Miix 700 and the Microsoft Surface Pro line cannot be ignored.”
Tech Times goes on to note that Just like the Surface Pro, Lenovo’s Miix 700 also comes with a hinged kickstand at the back, a 12-inch Quad HD display, and runs Windows 10 out of the box. One can buy a keyboard attachment that looks very similar to the Type Cover on the Surface Pro. It will have an Intel Skylake processor and cost less than the Surface Pro, with a starting price of $699.
Ever since Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3 in June of 2014, many companies have been trying to build a similar product. However, they will have a tough time since the branding of the Surface Pro is so strong. Microsoft is expected to launch the Surface Pro 4 in October. Most sources have the Surface Pro 4 using Intel’s latest Skylake processor, rather than the previous slower Intel M processor that was highly rumored to power the device a couple months back.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, there will likely be two versions of the Surface Pro 4: One with a 12-inch screen and one with a 14-inch screen. Both screens could support a 4K resolution, which is very rare for a device so small. Tech Times recently reported that there will be a high-end variant of the tablet that will cost around $1300 with 16GB of RAM.
Meanwhile, excitement towards the Surface Pro 4 has hit an all-time high on Twitter.
I want the Surface Pro 4 now plz.— Ashwee (@PixelUlu) August 26, 2015
iPad is trash. I want the new Surface Pro 4 my birthday, if it comes out in time... Really, really, really BADLY.— Fleek (@GrowUpVeronica) August 31, 2015
The Surface Pro 4 will be released around the same time as the iPad Pro, which is rumored to have a new Bluetooth keyboard and an actual digital stylus similar to the one used with the Surface Pro models. However, it appears that instead of running a full desktop OS X, the iPad Pro will only run iOS X. Which device would you rather have — the Surface Pro 4 or the iPad Pro?
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