Lenovo Outs its First 8 Inch Windows 8 PC for $299

Lenovo Outs its First 8 Inch Windows 8 PC for $299

People who thought that Windows 8 portables couldn’t possibly be shorter than 10 inches can put their minds at rest: they’re coming and many more are in the pipeline.

Lenovo’s 8 inch Miix 2 tablet is another one of these and runs on Intel’s latest Bay Trail platform.

Having an 8 inch display with resolution of 1280 x 800, the Miix 2 is 8.35 mm thick and 350g heavy. Under the hood, it comes with 2GB worth RAM and Intel’s quad-core Bay Trail processor. A duo of 2mp front and 5mp back cameras are included in the package. A card slot can be used for expanding the memory.

The tablet runs on full Windows 8.1 and comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 out-of-the-box.

As for the pricing, the base 32 GB model starts at $299.

Optional cover and stylus will cost $20. There will be a top-of-the-line 128 GB model too. It will be available for sale later this year.