1. abel920's Avatar
    Which one is the better deal for this holidays? The Surface $199 deal is coming to Canadian stores this Black Friday, but it doesn't come with any of the covers, and the Lenovo Miix is $269 but not available until December 16.

    Pros: Surface is very cheap for $199, Lenovo runs full W8.1
    Cost: Surface runs RT - can't run .exes, Lenovo is more expensive.

    If I end up getting the Surface, I'll end up getting the cyan Type Cover 2 which will cost me around $150 after taxes, so that will bring my total up to $350, which is pretty much the same I would spend on the Lenovo Miix 2 (if I get 64-bit)

    So either way, there is a trade-off.

    Note: I already have an Asus Vivo RT that I bought from last year, but it has been overused so much that now it has been failing on me a lot. So it's either get a replacement with the RT, or have an 8" companion for media, casual games, etc...

    What do you guys think. Help me overcome my impulsiveness and knock some senses to me! :p
    11-27-2013 07:56 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    With all the talk about unifying the OS recently in the news, it might make sense to go with the Miix 2. It runs full-on Windows 8.1 RT is good and I love mine but I got mine before know these future plans.
    11-27-2013 08:03 PM
  3. Blacklac's Avatar
    I would much rather have non RT if the price were right, but that's just me. I'd be all over the Lenovo or Dell if I were shopping for one.
    11-27-2013 08:10 PM
  4. abel920's Avatar
    Thanks for giving me a voice of reason. I bet that the Surface RT would be obsolete by the time the RT/WP8 ecosystems have been unified. I guess I am going for the Lenovo Miix 2 this Christmas! :) I will be able to use my 10% student discount, and hopefully the Microsoft Store will include additional holiday discounts.
    11-27-2013 08:18 PM
  5. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    With all the talk about unifying the OS recently in the news, it might make sense to go with the Miix 2. It runs full-on Windows 8.1 RT is good and I love mine but I got mine before know these future plans.
    As much as I'm a fan of the RT, I agree with you. At that price, the Lenovo Miix is the choice, IMO.
    Jazmac likes this.
    11-27-2013 09:10 PM
  6. TonyRAnderson's Avatar
    I'd go with the Miix2 but that's just due to my preference of 8 inch devices for tablets. You can easily type on them and portrait mode looks great. I just got a Dell Venue 8 Pro from costco.com for $229 ...the pen put that ahead of the miix2 for me.
    11-28-2013 01:13 AM
  7. studenttech's Avatar
    Where i can find lenovo miix2 for 269 ?? or any deals with it ??
    11-28-2013 08:53 AM
  8. Djal Tropoje's Avatar
    I have also a 10% discound and want to use it for the lenovo miix2 , but i dont know how , i have received the code , but dont know where to put it , i tried to open the lenovo miix2 at microsoftstore.com and a gave the code but it didnt work !!
    11-28-2013 08:59 AM

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