In Pictures: Lenovo Miix 2

Windows 8.1 and Office Home on an 8-inch touchscreen tablet for under $300

OFFICE HOME AND STUDENT 2013 PRE-INSTALLED Office Home & Student 2013, which Microsoft normally sells for $139, is thrown in pre-installed. Office 2013 features a circular menu GUI that was designed for touch use in lieu of tapping on traditional toolbars -- and it does work well here on the Miix 2 -- but this is still Office as originally designed to be used on a desktop PC or notebook with a much larger screen. On a tablet you’ll likely find yourself loading up Office 2013 mainly to view your Office files, and at most do some simple edits to them. Connecting a Bluetooth keyboard expands this usability, of course, but you’re still staring at an 8-inch screen: The Miix 2 lacks a mini HDMI port, which constrains you from using...

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