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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    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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    One negative I found is the huge bezels having.
    SP4/SB is the sweet spot between ergonomics and as much less bezel can be as aye catching and of course as much available screen working.

    Lenovo must improve the screen to body ratio on most of their device.

    It's looking like we are last decade 2000-2010 device.

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