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Lenovo Miix 2 8: Top 3 Business Features

Lenovo Miix 2 8: Top 3 Business Features
With an 8-inch display and a compact frame, the Mixx 2 8 is a truly portable Windows tablet. / Credit: Miix 2 8

A budget-priced business tablet doesn't have to feel cheap. Lenovo's 8-inch Mixx 2 8 is a sturdy, peppy Windows tablet and a real bargain for mobile business users — even more so after Microsoft slashed the price by $50 in the Microsoft Store this week, bringing the tablet down to $249. Overall, the 8-inch Mixx 2 8 strikes a good balance among portability, power and productivity-focused functionality. Check out a full review of the Miix 2 8 on our sister site Laptop Mag, then read on for three features that make the slate a solid pick for business users.


With an 8-inch display and a compact frame, the Mixx 2 8 is a truly portable Windows tablet. It's small enough to slide easily into a bag or even a large coat pocket, a big plus for mobile business users who carry the tablet on a daily commute. Larger, 10-inch Windows slates such ASUS' Transformer Book T100 also deliver great bang for your buck, but sacrifice portability. And the Mixx 2 8's display isn't just small; the HD screen is also bright, sharp and colorful.

Windows 8.1

Business users can't beat the versatility of Windows for getting real work done. Like other Windows slates, the Mixx 2 8 is compatible with every application you use during the workday on your desktop PC. That means you can stick to your workflow without compromise. Currently, the Mixx 2 8 is one of the most compact devices you can buy that runs the full version of Windows 8.1. This lets you alternate between Windows mobile apps and a full desktop environment. That means Lenovo's slate is ready for business, especially when paired with a Bluetooth keyboard.

Office software

The Mixx 2 8 ships with a free copy of Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student edition preinstalled, including the full desktop versions of Word, OneNote, Excel and PowerPoint. That's a boon for business users who need to create, edit and view documents, spreadsheets and presentations on the go. While iPads and Android tablets also come with document-editing apps, those programs can't match the power of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite.

Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.