CES 2016: Lenovo takes on the Surface with the MIIX 700 BE and it comes in gold

As CES 2016 is set to begin, Lenovo has unveiled the MIIX 700 Business Edition laptop/tablet hybrid and it looks similar to the Microsoft Surface. The MIIX 700 BE features a unique dual watchband design with angle adjustable kickstand, as well as enterprise-level security with built in TPM chipset. For those that did not know, TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a chip that can securely store artifacts used to authenticate the device.

“Designed differently from other tablets with its unique dual watchband hinges, the MIIX 700 BE opens the door for new and innovative ways to work. Offering the best of both consumer desires and enterprise needs. MIIX 700 BE offers the same enterprise features, but in a detachable 2-in-1 form factor. Weighing just 3.2lbs., it includes a 12-inch 2160×1440 tablet display with 400nits brightness and Gorilla Glass and an Intel RealSense R200 3D camera,” Lenovo states.

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Ideapad MIIX 700

The device supports Windows Hello for authentication on Windows 10, thanks to the Intel RealSense R200 3D camera. You can purchase a model up to 8GB of memory, and up to 256GB of SSD storage. The display is 12-inches at 2160×1440 resolution and the processor is an Intel Core m7 vPro. It also comes with a stylus.

Pricing has yet to be unveiled, but the device launches in February.

Update: The Intel RealSense R200 3D camera utilized in the MIIX 700 BE is a world-facing, long-range camera for scanning objects to create 3D models for games, 3D printing, and other uses. The RealSense R200, unlike the short-range, person-facing RealSense F200 3D camera, does not support Windows Hello.

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