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3.0 out of 5 stars Well built but has limited use., 15 April 2014
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This review is from: Lenovo Miix2 8-inch Tablet (Silver) - (Intel Atom 1.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, WLAN, BT, 2x Camera, Windows 8.1) (Personal Computers)
The Miix2 8 is a marked improvement over the Gen1 version and this is down to the Bay Trail Atom Quad Core.
Its quick and responsive, it comes with the Home and Student Office suite and the built in email client supports Office 365 or your Corporate Exchange mailboxes.
I have upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined it to the company domain without issues.

Its small, light and very bright and runs the entire office suite with all of the tools I need as an IT Admin but....

The problems however begin with on board storage. The 32gb is just not enough and whilst adding a micro SD card helps if your carrying movies or using it as a camera, it doesn't like using it as a working disk so storing pagefiles etc causes unpredictable results and Windows Updates are going to be a real problem to manage later.
The 8" screen is bright and sharp but inputting via a touchscreen so tiny is a chore and I started to carry a BT mouse around with me.
The micro USB port is in the wrong place completely, you can't really use the device whilst charging without it getting in the way it needed to be on the bottom like an iPad to be more user friendly.
There is no cover switch so

So, the 32Gb Disk is too small and micro SD is only good for storage not system use. As such you can expect to be rebooting it regularly when it runs short of system space and non techies may find this frustrating.

It is however well built and very attractive but the truth is the 8" desktop and on screen keyboard is limited and in hindsight I would seriously reconsider my purchase and go with the Mix 2 10" with its 64Gb disk or the 11" with the choice of i3/i5 CPU's 128/250Gb SSD and integrated keyboards instead.

It is reasonably priced as such this tablet is best used as it comes for browsing and email, storing a few movies on SD card don't expect it to do much more.

I'm carrying it around now as well as my iPad (which I was hoping to replace with the Miix2) but the short comings mean I'm just using the Miix2 8" for the stuff the iPad wont do like Flash, JavaScript etc.
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Initial post: 9 Sep 2014 00:28:10 BDT
Delboy says:
A really helpful review. Never thought about the Windows update and resultant storage space issue.
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