Lenovo Ideapad MIIX 700 Windows tablet takes on the Surface

Lenovo has a new Ideapad that is poised to take on Microsoft's Surface slates. It features a 12-inch display and the same sort of folio and kickstand design as you'd find on the Surface, as well as some of Lenovo's own features (namely software), and its own design flavors. The MIIX 700 won't come cheap, though it'll cost less than certain Surface slates: the model starts at $699 USD, which is just about mid-to-high range when looking at competing models.

The Lenovo MIIX 700 features a 12 inch Full HD+ 2160 x 1440 display, up to a 6th-generation Intel Core m7 processor, Intel HD integrated graphics, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB SSD. The system can be had with either Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home, depending on preference, and is shipped with a slew of Lenovo's own software pre-loaded, as well as McAfee LiveSafe.

As far as connectivity goes, the tablet features a single USB 3.0 port and a single USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI video-out slot, micro SIM support, and there's a combo audio jack. The internal storage can be expanded with a micro SD card. The tablet likewise features a single speaker.

Other notable specs include a front 5 megapixel camera and a rear 5 megapixel camera. The rear camera includes Intel RealSense 3D Camera, flash, and auto focus. Overall, the system weighs 1.7lbs (or up, depending on configuration).