Miix it up: Lenovo’s Miix 700 Tablet

Specs and First Impressions

Specs pulled from Lenovo’s sales site:

I’ve done my best to gather accurate specifications, but no guarantees.  Please double check before making a purchase decision based on this information!

Processor
Up to 6th Generation Intel® Core™ m7 Processor
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
Graphics
Integrated Intel® HD
Memory
Up to 8 GB LP-DDR3L
Webcam
  • Front : 5MP
  • Rear : 5MP with Auto Focus and Flash
Storage
Up to 256 GB SSD
Audio
Single Stereo Speaker
Battery
Up to 9 Hours Local Video Playback
Display
Up to 12″ FHD+ (2160 x 1440), 300 nits
Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • Tablet
  • (inches) : 11.5″ x 0.35″ x 8.27″
  • (mm) : 292 x 8.95 x 210
  • Folio Case
  • (inches) : 11.53″ x 0.22″ x 8.82″
  • (mm) : 293 x 5.5 x 224
Weight
  • Tablet : Starting at 1.7 lbs (780 g)
  • Folio Case : Starting at 0.7 lbs (330 g)
Bluetooth®
WiFi 2 x 2 802.11 a/c, Bluetooth® 4.0
Connectors
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • Micro HDMI™-out
  • microSD™
  • Audio Combo Jack

Specifications may vary

Preloaded Software
  • Lenovo™ OneKey Recovery
  • Lenovo™ Companion 3.0
  • Lenovo™ Photo Master
  • Lenovo™ SHAREit
  • Lenovo™ REACHit
  • Lenovo™ WRITEit
Security Software
  • McAfee® LiveSafe™ (30 day trial)

My particular tablet is a 80QL0004US:  Intel 6Y30 m3 CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB  m.2 SSD.  That’s the low end of the Miix 700 spectrum, but it’s still a very capable unit.  The only thing I would (and did) change is the SSD.  64GB is pretty large for a tablet, but Windows can take up considerable space, and the things this tablet can do encourage large data sets and apps.  More on that later.

Miix 700 links:

Base Specification
User’s Guide (English)
Hardware Maintenance Manual
Download Page

Things to note:

The keyboard isn’t Bluetooth.  It only works when attached to the tablet.

The charger input is also a USB 2.0 host socket that provides an additional USB port when the charger isn’t connected.  The tablet uses a special 5V + 20V charger and cable.  It can’t be charged via a generic 5V USB power source.  The charger can be used to charge a 5V USB-chargeable device (phone, other tablet…) when it isn’t being used with the Miix.

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4 Responses to Miix it up: Lenovo’s Miix 700 Tablet

  1. William says:

    Thanks for sharing your experiences. Have you tried upgrading the memory? Is it possible? How about installing a fresh Windows 10 install from a USB? Dual boot? I saw over at Tony mac they are experimenting with loading OSX on this. I have just bought the middle one for 475 on amazon (the 128GB 4GB M5 version) and i have a 512 Samsung m.2 that i am not using. In linux, did you get any of the pen functions to work? Thanks again.

  2. The Geez says:

    Hi,
    I’m not going to be of much help.

    The RAM is soldered, so no memory upgrade.

    Windows 10 should install just fine from a properly-prepared USB flash drive (FAT32, copy the contents of the install ISO to the flash drive).

    I didn’t experiment with pen on the Miix running Linux. Just gave a quick try to the basics.

  3. bgx says:

    Is the Wi-Fi card replaceable or it’s soldiered like the RAM? Also do you know if there is “Whitelist lock” in the BIOS to prevent swapping with non-Lenovo parts? I see that you swapped the SSD, but wifi card might be different issue.

    Great info, thanks!

    • The Geez says:

      The wifi card is a removable item. I believe it’s whitelisted.

      Head over to the Lenovo forums, then SUPPORT and enter Miix 700 in the search box. That will pull up appropriate downloads including the Hardware Maintenance Manual.

      The HMM shows how to access the wifi card and includes a parts list with the whitelisted FRU numbers.

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