Lenovo at CES 2017

Lenovo Miix 720 tablet is your new Surface Pro alternative

Lenovo's new Miix 720 tablet is a serious alternative to the Microsoft's Surface Pro 4.

Lenovo Miix 720 tablet (2017)

CES 2017 — Lenovo challenges Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 with its new Miix 720 tablet. Similar to the Surface line, the Miix 720 is a 12-inch device with a kickstand that can be adjusted to different viewing angles up to 150 degrees.

Lenovo’s Miix 720 also features a detachable keyboard, which unlike the Surface Pro 4, it comes included with the device.

Let’s dive into the most important aspects of these new 2-in-1 Lenovo is introducing at CES 2017.

Lenovo Miix 720

It’s not just about the bundled keyboard that makes it a Surface Pro 4 alternative. The new tablet from Lenovo features a 12-inch 2880 x 1920-pixel resolution display (QHD+) and a Thunderbolt 3 port that enable the device to support two additional external displays.

Lenovo Miix 720 (2017) kickstand
Lenovo Miix 720 (2017) kickstand

You can also get the Miix 720 with up to an Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processor, Intel HD Graphics 620, 16GB of memory, and 1TB of SSD for storage.

The tablet also includes an infrared camera for biometric authentication using Windows Hello. It also supports Lenovo’s new Active Pen 2, which is a perfect accessory to use with Windows Ink. Perhaps the most noticeable feature about the pen is its 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, which doubles the previous version, and quadruples the pressure sensitivity of the Surface Pen.

Lenovo Miix 720 (2017) detachable keyboard
Lenovo Miix 720 (2017) detachable keyboard

According to the company, the Miix 720 has a battery life of approximately 8 hours on a single charge. It comes in champagne and iron gray colors, and it’ll be available in February at a starting price of $999. Though, you’ll need to get the Active Pen 2 separately for $60.