FCC documents suggest Lenovo's Miix 700 update will soon be a reality

Lenovo Ideapad 710S
Bill Roberson/Digital Trends
Intel’s Kaby Lake processors have kicked off a new round of Windows 10 notebook updates, with a number of manufacturers announcing new versions of existing models that accommodate the more powerful and power-efficient CPUs. According to an unconfirmed rumor based on Federal Communications Commission data, Lenovo will be jumping onto the Kaby Lake bandwagon soon with more new versions than expected of its Miix 7XX series of Windows 10 tablets.

If the leaked data is correct, then Lenovo appears to be planning to introduce not just one, but two, replacements for its Miix 700 tablet, according to Notebookitalia.it. The Miix 710 was leaked in September as a direct replacement for the current Miix 700, and apparently Lenovo plans an even higher-end model in the Miix 720.

The information comes via an FCC notification of a recently certified device, which seems to indicate that Lenovo could be releasing a Miix 720 that will at least offer higher-voltage Kaby Lake versions. Such a move would create a stratification of devices, with the Miix 710 representing a more power-efficient device based on Kaby Lake’s 4.5W Y-versions and the 720 using the more powerful 15W Kaby Lake U-versions.

For now, it’s unclear if the rumored Miix 720 will utilize a different form factor than the current Miix 700 or the Miix 710. So far, it looks like the same 12″ 2,160 x 1,440 pixel screen will be offered, along with the Wacom pen with 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, the 4GB to 8GB RAM options, and between 128GB and 512GB of SSD storage. The FCC data does seem to indicate that a new hinge mechanism could be on hand, but that’s unconfirmed.

Indeed, unconfirmed is a word you should remember. FCC rumors often pan out, but not always. It is very likely that Lenovo will release a Miix 700-series system with Intel’s new hardware. Inevitable, even. But these exact specifications shouldn’t be taken as gospel.

The Miix 7XX series is a hybrid Windows 10 device that bears a striking resemblance to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4, with a fold-out kickstand and detachable keyboard. If you’re looking for a Surface Pro alternative, then the Miix 7XX series is something to consider. You’ll just need to decide if the 710 or 720 is worth the wait, or if taking advantage of the usual price breaks on the current 700 model is a more attractive option.

Product Review

If the Surface Studio 2 can't win over Mac fans, nothing can

Most creative professionals are staunchly planted in the Apple camp, but with the Surface Studio 2, Microsoft is making a serious attempt to win them over. Despite its niche appeal, you’ll wish you had a few grand to drop on this beauty.
Computing

Microsoft’s Always-Connected PCs gets more powerful with 64-bit app support

Microsoft announced that developers can start creating 64-bit apps for Always-Connected PCs powered by Snapdragon processors. The Windows Store will also begin to accept 64-bit app submissions for Microsoft's Windows on ARM.
Computing

Best Buy’s pre-Black Friday deal takes $330 off the 2017 Surface Pro bundle

If you don't need the latest Surface Pro, Best Buy has a heavily discounted rendition of the 2017 model available in its pre-Black Friday sale. For just $1,000, you can get the tablet with a Core i5 CPU.
Computing

Stay connected with the Surface Go LTE Advanced, coming November 20 for $679

The new Surface Go LTE Advanced model delivers benefits for anyone who is looking to enjoy LTE coverage and stay connected on Windows 10 when traveling on the road or away from home.
Computing

Want to make one hard drive act like two? Here's how to partition in Windows

If you don't want all of your files stored in one place but only have one drive to work with, partitioning is your best way forward. Here's how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10, step by step.
Computing

Go hands-free in Windows 10 with speech-to-text support

Looking for the dictation, speech-to-text, and voice control options in Windows 10? Here's how to set up speech-to-text in Windows 10 and use it to go hands-free in a variety of different tasks and applications within Windows.
Computing

These cheap laptops will make you wonder why anyone spends more

Looking for a budget notebook for school, work, or play? The best budget laptops, including our top pick -- the Asus ZenBook UX330UA -- will get the job done without digging too deep into your pockets.
Computing

Don't use streaming apps? These are the best free players for your local music

Rather than using music streaming apps, you may want something for playing your local music. Good news! There are some good alternatives. These are the best media players you can download for free on Windows.
Computing

Style up your MacBook Air with one of these great cases or sleeves

Whether you’re looking for added protection or a stylish flourish, you’re in the right place for the best MacBook Air cases. We have form-hugging cases, luxurious covers and padded sleeves priced from $7 to $130. Happy shopping!
Computing

How to easily record your laptop screen with apps you already have

Learning how to record your computer screen shouldn't be a challenge. Lucky for you, our comprehensive guide lays out how to do so using a host of methods, including both free and premium utilities, in both MacOS and Windows 10.
Gaming

Want to gift a Steam game so you can play with a friend? Here's how to do it

The holidays may have passed, but it's always a good time to give the gift of gaming (especially when there's a Steam sale)! Here's our quick guide on how to give a Steam game as a gift.
Computing

Multi-monitor issues? Here's how to resolve them

If you're running into multi-monitor problems, you're not alone. Two screens are very useful, but they can present some difficulties. Here are some common multi-monitor problems and how to fix them.
Computing

Capture screenshots with print screen and a few alternative methods

Capturing a screenshot of your desktop is easier than you might think, but it's the kind of thing you'll probably need to know. Here's how to perform the important function in just a few, easy steps.
Deals

Black Friday 2018: The best deals so far

Black Friday is the biggest shopping holiday of the year, and it will be here before you know it. If you can't wait until November 23 to start formulating a shopping plan, we've got you covered.