Lenovo Miix 510
The introduction of the tablet into the marketplace has been a game changer for a lot of people. The screen real estate of a laptop makes tasks that are cumbersome on your phone a delight, and without the bulk of a laptop so you can still do those tasks lying on the couch. Still, most implementations have their limitations. For example, the software keyboard is no good for anything longer than a tweet, and the lack of sophisticated input devices like mouse or joystick limit gaming mostly to “casual games” that require merely swiping and tilting. It also fragments your ecosystem; trying to sync files and settings across phones, tablets, laptops and desktops is a huge pain, particularly if they cross vendor lines. Thus it is a logical next step to try and combine two or even three of those devices into one and simplify your life. The Lenovo Miix is Lenovo’s latest attempt to do just that, and this time does so admirably. The Miix has the physical footprint to act like a tablet, the keyboard to act like a laptop when convenient, and the power and inputs to even replace your desktop if that’s what you’re after. It does all this at a low price point, providing tremendous value.