Lenovo Miix 3 10 Tablet & Keyboard Dock, Intel Atom, Windows 8.1 & Microsoft Office 365, Full HD 10.1", Wi-Fi, 32GB, Black £149.99 (Free £5 gift voucher for members) @ John Lewis
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Lenovo Miix 3 10 Tablet & Keyboard Dock, Intel Atom, Windows 8.1 & Microsoft Office 365, Full HD 10.1", Wi-Fi, 32GB, Black £149.99 (Free £5 gift voucher for members) @ John Lewis

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Found 25th Jul 2015
Thanks for previous post below, now it is back in stock and since it is over a month ago, hopefully this will help those for are still want to buy this tablet from John Lewis which gives 2 years warranty.
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Cheaper
Depends if you want the 2 year warranty.
Edited by: "andy5and" 25th Jul 2015

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andy5and

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-miix-3-from-very-149-delivery-3-99-152-99-30-first-time-customer-voucher-2250944CheaperDepends if you want the 2 year warranty.



And wish to open a credit account.

Does anyone know how this compares to the Linx 10? amazon.co.uk/Lin…WPY

They seem pretty similar spec wise. I know the Linx doesn't come with a keyboard.

Can you still get Tinder and other android apps on Windows, like do they have their own MS versions? Can i stream movies from the tablet to my TV like i can on android?

Juzza12

Does anyone know how this compares to the Linx 10? … Does anyone know how this compares to the Linx 10? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Linx-Tablet-Z3735F-storage-Windows/dp/B00O636WPYThey seem pretty similar spec wise. I know the Linx doesn't come with a keyboard.



Lenovo has a keyboard, much better build quality & a 2 year warranty.

Atom - woeful processor.

2gb ram - laughable for productive Windows use.

32gb eMMC - that's a joke for Windows given that almost half of it is used up already.

It's just an underpowered netbook.

Picard123

Atom - woeful processor.2gb ram - laughable for productive Windows … Atom - woeful processor.2gb ram - laughable for productive Windows use.32gb eMMC - that's a joke for Windows given that almost half of it is used up already.It's just an underpowered netbook.



Have you used this device? I was skeptical at first, especially with the 2gb ram, however bought one for the wife to try. I'm so impressed with its quality and performance I'm going to order another one for me.

Picard123

Atom - woeful processor.2gb ram - laughable for productive Windows … Atom - woeful processor.2gb ram - laughable for productive Windows use.32gb eMMC - that's a joke for Windows given that almost half of it is used up already.It's just an underpowered netbook.



Poppycock! I have a couple of tablets like this, and in terms of productivity, they're completely fine. They'll handle all office stuff fine - even providing output to two monitors. I've got a bunch of steam games on mine. It can play L4D2, Portal and things of that ilk. I just install them onto a fast SD card.

Don't think of it as a slow PC. Think of it as a fast tablet. An equivalently powered Android tablet would cost more than this. It'll score over 35,000 on Antutu and play all high-end Android games without issue.

The only thing that I would say, is that this particular tablet has quite a slow eMMC drive. Read peaks at around 80MB/s. The last Atom-based tablet I bought was a Chuwi Vi8 Super from banggood, for £55. It has the same spec as this, although only 8", lower-resolution screen. However, the disk speed is around 140MB/s which makes a difference. It also dual boots into Android so you can have the best of both worlds. When it's connected to a monitor with a wireless keyboard it lets me do office stuff and browsing just fine.

Edited by: "thekanester" 25th Jul 2015

EazyDuz

Can you still get Tinder and other android apps on Windows, like do they … Can you still get Tinder and other android apps on Windows, like do they have their own MS versions? Can i stream movies from the tablet to my TV like i can on android?


Very poor Apps store compared to Android and Apple - you can easily check for specific apps via Google.
Kodi should work on it for streaming films.

thekanester

Poppycock! I have a couple of tablets like this, and in terms of … Poppycock! I have a couple of tablets like this, and in terms of productivity, they're completely fine. They'll handle all office stuff fine - even providing output to two monitors. I've got a bunch of steam games on mine. It can play L4D2, Portal and things of that ilk. I just install them onto a fast SD card.Don't think of it as a slow PC. Think of it as a fast tablet. An equivalently powered Android tablet would cost more than this. It'll score over 35,000 on Antutu and play all high-end Android games without issue.


How will it play all high end Android games?
It's Windows 8.1
Surely you're not suggesting running an emulator on it and the games through that??
Sure some stuff would work but you'd be pushing it for high end stuff. Happy to be told I'm wrong, only an opinion

Better add - have soon heat poster - for what it's aimed at its a decent bit of kit and with JL extra warranty a really good price.

For those asking - I have a Linx 10 with the Oragami cover/keyboard. The keyboard is pretty poor once you've used it a bit and I've had two replacements for them failing for no visible reason.
Also got a Lenovo Tab10 (work) - Lenovo build quality just feels better. I'd hope this one was similar, never had a poorly built Lenovo.

kjsav123

How will it play all high end Android games?It's Windows 8.1Surely you're … How will it play all high end Android games?It's Windows 8.1Surely you're not suggesting running an emulator on it and the games through that??Sure some stuff would work but you'd be pushing it for high end stuff. Happy to be told I'm wrong, only an opinion



No no no. It was in reference to thinking about it as a good tablet rather than a bad PC. What I meant was that the same processor running Android would run all the high-end games with ease. I probably wasn't very clear by what I meant.

The Chuwi is a fantastic dual-boot Windows/Android tablet. I would very much recommend it.

kjsav123

How will it play all high end Android games?It's Windows 8.1Surely you're … How will it play all high end Android games?It's Windows 8.1Surely you're not suggesting running an emulator on it and the games through that??Sure some stuff would work but you'd be pushing it for high end stuff. Happy to be told I'm wrong, only an opinion



Much better games on windows than android

pcgamer2014

Much better games on windows than android


You won't get any argument from me on that

Can atom processors handle smooth 1080p / blue ray playback these days?
Obviously I'm not expecting to handle production work like photoshop, 3d work or games. I'm seeing this more of a media consumption device for my computer illiterate old man.

killermeow

Can atom processors handle smooth 1080p / blue ray playback these … Can atom processors handle smooth 1080p / blue ray playback these days?Obviously I'm not expecting to handle production work like photoshop, 3d work or games. I'm seeing this more of a media consumption device for my computer illiterate old man.



I downloaded a 4K video from Youtube using a youtube downloader on my Atom Z3740 equipped tablet. I then played it back using Windows Media Player whilst simultaneously encoding a 1080p video in Movie Maker with various other applications open. Not a glitch in sight.

1080P will be bread and butter stuff.

(If you want to watch 1080p videos on Youtube etc - don't use Google Chrome. It's a shocker. IE or Firefox work best).
Edited by: "wenttoabetterplace" 25th Jul 2015

wenttoabetterplace

I downloaded a 4K video from Youtube using a youtube downloader. I then … I downloaded a 4K video from Youtube using a youtube downloader. I then played it back using Windows Media Player whilst simultaneously encoding a 1080p video in Movie Maker with various other applications open. Not a glitch in sight.1080P will be bread and butter stuff.(If you want to watch 1080p videos on Youtube etc - don't use Google Chrome. It's a shocker. IE or Firefox work best).


description states no voice recognition. So there's no mic on this?

killermeow

description states no voice recognition. So there's no mic on this?



Apologies...I forgot to add that I own an Asus T100 - not a Miix 3.
However, I would be absolutely amazed if the Miix didn't have a microphone! It does have a webcam after all. Probably just a description error

wenttoabetterplace

Apologies...I forgot to add that I own an Asus T100 - not a Miix … Apologies...I forgot to add that I own an Asus T100 - not a Miix 3.However, I would be absolutely amazed if the Miix didn't have a microphone! It does have a webcam after all. Probably just a description error


One of the key features of windows 10 is integrated cortana which is microsoft's voice version of 'ok google'. In fact it's built into the new start menu. Not a major issue but would be nice to have. I'll probably order later today.

Thanks

just ordered hope it will run traktor, id be happy playing footy manager. was out of stock when i was looking last month

another tempter of a deal . thankyou

Picard123

Atom - woeful processor.2gb ram - laughable for productive Windows … Atom - woeful processor.2gb ram - laughable for productive Windows use.32gb eMMC - that's a joke for Windows given that almost half of it is used up already.It's just an underpowered netbook.



Different people different needs.
Not everyone is a hard core user.

Most people would be happy with this.

wenttoabetterplace

I downloaded a 4K video from Youtube using a youtube downloader on my … I downloaded a 4K video from Youtube using a youtube downloader on my Atom Z3740 equipped tablet. I then played it back using Windows Media Player whilst simultaneously encoding a 1080p video in Movie Maker with various other applications open. Not a glitch in sight.1080P will be bread and butter stuff.(If you want to watch 1080p videos on Youtube etc - don't use Google Chrome. It's a shocker. IE or Firefox work best).



Yeah but you also falsely claimed that your Medion had a Lenovo LCD panel (it doesn't) and a Lenovo motherboard (its actually Hanstar). When you got picked up on this - have misled a number of people with your inaccurate claims - you then claimed, you must have confused it with the 'Lenovo service sticker'. Then there was no response from you, when it was pointed out to you that there aren't any 'Lenovo service stickers' on the LCD panels within Medion laptops...

Given your track record, I'd suggest that your most recent claims are likely to be exaggerated and inaccurate cock-a-hoop.


Edited by: "Picard123" 25th Jul 2015

Picard123

Yeah but you also falsely claimed that your Medion had a Lenovo LCD panel … Yeah but you also falsely claimed that your Medion had a Lenovo LCD panel (it doesn't) and a Lenovo motherboard (its actually Hanstar).Your claims are exaggerated and inaccurate cock-a-hoop.



Slow learner?

http://i.imgur.com/6t4LI5t.png

You've been found out on other threads. Don't go trolling on this one too.

wenttoabetterplace

You've been found out on other threads. Don't go trolling on this one … You've been found out on other threads. Don't go trolling on this one too.



Your the one with the repeated false claims buddy. You're just sour that you got found out on it - having misled other people on here with your misinformation.

Edited by: "Picard123" 25th Jul 2015

Picard123

Your the one with the repeated false claims buddy. You're just sour that … Your the one with the repeated false claims buddy. You're just sour that you got found out on it.



*You're

I haven't been found out. As others have confirmed on many occasions, I back up what I say - and I contribute where I can.

You do neither...as exemplified by how you behaved on THIS thread (where you were shot down by other people aside from me!).

Just a reminder...the following is how you approach discussions on this website;

" In your mind, high performance is everyone else's idea of the low performance. It's like when you drive your Hyundai 1.6 - you think it's very fast but in reality is very slow compared to the BMW 3.0 cyls, VAG turbocharged 2.0s etc.

You clearly don't seem to realise than the Atom is right at very bottom of Intel's CPU food chain and that 2gb ram is laughable for Windows.

You have the bottom of barrel CPU and memory configuration. Lowest of the low. Slowest of the slow. You think it's 'okay' but that's simply because you don't know what a high performance configuration feels like."


I don't know how many times I need to say it -- this website is a far more enjoyable thing if you sign on with the express intention of helping others.

You don't help anyone. You just troll.
Edited by: "wenttoabetterplace" 25th Jul 2015

wenttoabetterplace

*You're ;)I haven't been found out. As others have confirmed on many … *You're ;)I haven't been found out. As others have confirmed on many occasions, I back up what I say - and I contribute where I can.You do neither...as exemplified by how you behaved on THIS thread (where you were shot down by other people aside from me!).Just a reminder...the following is how you approach discussions on this website;" In your mind, high performance is everyone else's idea of the low performance. It's like when you drive your Hyundai 1.6 - you think it's very fast but in reality is very slow compared to the BMW 3.0 cyls, VAG turbocharged 2.0s etc. You clearly don't seem to realise than the Atom is right at very bottom of Intel's CPU food chain and that 2gb ram is laughable for Windows. You have the bottom of barrel CPU and memory configuration. Lowest of the low. Slowest of the slow. You think it's 'okay' but that's simply because you don't know what a high performance configuration feels like."I don't know how many times I need to say it -- this website is a far more enjoyable thing if you sign on with the express intention of helping others.You don't help anyone. You just troll.



About 20 posts ago, you said that you had added me to your 'Ignore List.'

Funny how you keep on reading my posts. X)

PS. The Atom is the bottom of the Intel CPU food chain. That's fact. It's their lowest end CPU and costs about $10 for them to produce.

engadget.com/200…-8/
Edited by: "Picard123" 25th Jul 2015

Have one and it runs windows 8 better than a dual core centrino with 3gb of ram. If you have 16 gb of ram windows will simply prefetch more into it. PC super games, buy something else. Tablet type games, sims etc then yes. Video. Music. Skype. Standard Internet stuff is all good. If you need a Ferrari buy a Ferrari

Picard123

About 20 posts ago, you said that you had added me to your 'Ignore … About 20 posts ago, you said that you had added me to your 'Ignore List.'Funny how you keep on reading my posts. X)PS. The Atom is the bottom of the Intel CPU food chain. That's fact. It's their lowest end CPU and costs about $10 for them to produce. http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/30/atom-processor-to-cost-intel-just-6-to-8/



Morbid curiosity. But also, I'm not going to have you try and muddy my name when you have so comprehensively lost the very same argument on the parallel Miix 3 thread.

Also, what difference does it make regarding the cost of the processor? I asked you on the other thread to provide me with an example of a laptop that can;
- Full HD video edit
- 1080P video playback
- Recharge via USB
- Run any Windows software (including Photoshop CS6)
- ~8 hour battery life (Asus T100)
- Cost under £150

You couldn't provide an answer then, and you won't be able to now. Your attempt to flaunt your claimed wealth is just embarrassing. Ostentatious behaviour isn't attractive you know. As the guy on the other thread confirmed - though he has an i5 laptop, his Miix 3 gets a lot of use because it does everything quickly and efficiently.

You need to start realising that not everyone wants to burn cash on overpowered devices that don't meet their needs.

There seems to be slightly different versions of the Miix 3 out there according to the Lenovo website but it does say it has a digital microphone so they should work with Windows 10 voice recognition.

I have this, terrific performance for the price. Just don't do what I did and whack Windows 10 on it, then try to go back to 8.1.. Recovery partition has been wiped and Lenovo want £25 for recovery media

siksik6

I have this, terrific performance for the price. Just don't do what I did … I have this, terrific performance for the price. Just don't do what I did and whack Windows 10 on it, then try to go back to 8.1.. Recovery partition has been wiped and Lenovo want £25 for recovery media



The Windows 8.1 licence key will be in the bios. So all you need to do is get an iso file for this laptop from the internet...when it comes to activating it, the installation process will find the licence key in the bios.

Alternatively, use RWEverything to find the W8.1 licence key whilst in the Windows 10 interface. there are threads on the internet that explain how to do this.

(I only know because I did a wimboot install of my sister's T100...forgetting to make a note of the licence key before hand. I thought I'd lost the key -- but it was sitting in the BIOS, untouched )

siksik6

I have this, terrific performance for the price. Just don't do what I did … I have this, terrific performance for the price. Just don't do what I did and whack Windows 10 on it, then try to go back to 8.1.. Recovery partition has been wiped and Lenovo want £25 for recovery media



Download RW-EVERYTHING. Run it. Click on the ACPI Table button at the top. After that click on the MSDM tab. Your BIOS's product key is at the bottom.

http://i.stack.imgur.com/RRyuT.png

When the program opens just remember to close the bottom windows first - having two windows open can cause the program to crash.

I tested this program because I had a hdd crash and had to clone the hard drive to a new one. I did a factory restore on the new drive, and then of course it wanted to be reactivated. This program helped me retrieve the key.

superuser.com/que…ios
Edited by: "wenttoabetterplace" 25th Jul 2015

wenttoabetterplace

Download RW-EVERYTHING. Run it. Click on the ACPI Table button at the … Download RW-EVERYTHING. Run it. Click on the ACPI Table button at the top. After that click on the MSDM tab. Your BIOS's product key is at the bottom. When the program opens just remember to close the bottom windows first - having two windows open can cause the program to crash.I tested this program because I had a hdd crash and had to clone the hard drive to a new one. I did a factory restore on the new drive, and then of course it wanted to be reactivated. This program helped me retrieve the key.http://superuser.com/questions/513904/how-to-extract-win-8-oem-key-embedded-in-the-bios



Absolute legend, thanks!!

siksik6

Absolute legend, thanks!!



No worries. Keep in mind that the licence key has to match the installation type. So if it is Windows 8.1 with Bing, then you need to find an iso file that matches...
You'll probably have to resort to torrents in order to get it.

Once you have 8.1, download 10 as soon as you can past the 29th July from the official channels. That'll tie your 8.1 licence key to a new Windows 10 one, and will allow you to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 via iso file direct from Microsoft. That should give you a Miix 3 with a perfect/clean copy of Windows 10...without the glitches that I presume you have been dealing with.

wenttoabetterplace

No worries. Keep in mind that the licence key has to match the … No worries. Keep in mind that the licence key has to match the installation type. So if it is Windows 8.1 with Bing, then you need to find an iso file that matches...You'll probably have to resort to torrents in order to get it.Once you have 8.1, download 10 as soon as you can past the 29th July from the official channels. That'll tie your 8.1 licence key to a new Windows 10 one, and will allow you to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 via iso file direct from Microsoft. That should give you a Miix 3 with a perfect/clean copy of Windows 10...without the glitches that I presume you have been dealing with.



Thanks for the tips, but it's actually been fine. I had to run some commands to activate it, as the key I got as an insider didn't work (previous build I suppose).

I just prefer the tablet experience on 8.1..

siksik6

Thanks for the tips, but it's actually been fine. I had to run some … Thanks for the tips, but it's actually been fine. I had to run some commands to activate it, as the key I got as an insider didn't work (previous build I suppose).I just prefer the tablet experience on 8.1..



Ah...makes sense :). I haven't tried Windows 10 yet. I'm going to wait a few months before I do.
8.1 works perfectly...though I am interested in some of the new features on Windows 10. Also, the new range of universal apps will not work on 8.1 - so there will likely be an app gap developing between the old store and the new one.
Anyway, hope you manage to get things solved!

wenttoabetterplace

Ah...makes sense :). I haven't tried Windows 10 yet. I'm going to wait a … Ah...makes sense :). I haven't tried Windows 10 yet. I'm going to wait a few months before I do. 8.1 works perfectly...though I am interested in some of the new features on Windows 10. Also, the new range of universal apps will not work on 8.1 - so there will likely be an app gap developing between the old store and the new one.Anyway, hope you manage to get things solved!



Thanks!

Will report back here if I manage to get it installed, as will no doubt be useful for someone else in future!

Could someone confirm that there are 2 standard usb2 ports rather than micro usb ports and a micro HDMI for monitor output. I just want to make sure since sometimes the specs are posted wrong.

Edited by: "killermeow" 25th Jul 2015

After careful thought and some comparisons, I am going to order this. Before I do, I want to thank all the members who have contributed to this thread with a positive post.

By 'positive', I include those that point out the weaknesses in the product as well as the strengths. It is by reading both types of meaningful post that is focused on the product and the deal, that I was able to make a decision.

Sadly, yet again, it is just weary to wade through all the dross that doesn't inform the reader. I feel sad that some people looking to this site not just for deals, but some useful hands-on real-life experience that might come from well-meaning members that already own the machine and can make comments based on its use, not on speculation or personal bias.

If I were such a person, I would very likely give up and miss a potential purchase just right for me.

Only my opinion and certainly no superior to any other expressed, but I sometimes feel that the 'community' spirit of HUKD is lost in personal exchanges that have very little benefit when they stray from discussing the product, and descend into personal predjudices and one-upmanship.

I will probably get slammed now, but it won't bother me. As I stated at the outset, "thank you" for the vast majority of genuine comments that enabled my decision. Good wishes to all.

Edited by: "Rainboy" 25th Jul 2015
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