Lenovo Miix 720 with Thunderbolt 3 & Kaby Lake

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  1. ibmthink

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    This is Lenovo to that we are talking about.

    That is the reason.


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    What is interesting, are some other specs:

    - 12" 2880x1920 screen, that makes the resolution the same as on the Asus Transformer 3 Pro, though that one has 12.6"
    - up to 1TB PCIe SSD, no SATA at all
    - up to 16GB RAM
    - 1x Thunderbolt 3, plus 1x USB3.0 Type-A and 1x USB2.0 Type -A
    - since it uses HD620 graphics, this means Intel Core i7-7500U, i5-7200U, Core i3-7100U
    - due to the more powerful Core i-U CPU, it is not fanless
    - they got rid of that crude, proprietary charging port, now using USB-C.

    Also new, the Lenovo Active Pen 2, with 4096 pressure levels, which won't be available at the start.

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    all of a sudden, there are so many 2-in-1 from lenovo.....
    the pen seems promising
     
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    This is a really nice find, @ibmthink ! Any guess when the 720 will make it to market?

    I thought the Active Pen 2 might be the fabled Wacom dual protocol pen in disguise (same 4,096 pressure levels) but there's no mention of tilt recognition.
     
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    It has a kickstand! Do we know if it also has a solid keyboard dock with true laptop mode? And can we dock using thunderbolt for simultaneous charging and connecting to displays? And most importantly, does it have a ThinkPad relative?
     
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    Not sure, honestly. I am a bit confused by Lenovos release there, with the 710 and the 720 seemingly being released at the same time. 710 is more like a small update to the 700, while the 720 is completely different. If they named the Miix 720 as the Miix 910, that would have made more sense maybe.

    I guess we will learn it soon enough.
     
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    Lack of magnetic pen attachment on this form factor from Lenovo and Asus is really sad. I can't be the only one who misses this feature can I? It's consolation for pen-silo-or-bust types.

    Right there's that cheap pen loop with adhesive option. \

    I use this tablet holding arm/stand for my surface pro 3 and use it on a bed or couch with a wireless keyboard as my main computer/movie entertainment so power matters- eventually I'll want to replace my SP3 for a higher spec'd tablet maybe a SP4 with close to maxed out specs someday.

    A full spec'd SP4 is pretty expensive and I'm trying to figure out how you can get the most power in a tablet + USB type A full sized + magnetic pen. Is there a better option than a fully spec'd SP4 for this? SP3 is cheaper but one side of it gets hot- I'm wondering if better heat spreading on the SP4 would result in better performance than a fully spec'd out SP3. Would it?
     
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    This also puts the X1 Tablet in a weird spot, with both the Miix 510 and the Miix 720 having more CPU power than the flagship 2-in-1.

    I would like to know how well the X1 Tablet sells. It was a promising development, with a failed execution. Even here interest has died down. It seemed to me like they didn't think that one through.

    I really wish though that they had put a second USB-Type C port on the Miix 720 with USB-Power Delivery and DIsplayPort Alt Mode instead of that second USB 2.0 Type-A port.
     
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