Lenovo Miix2 8-inch Tablet (Silver) Wi-Fi 32GB £159.99 @ Amazon UK
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Lenovo Miix2 8-inch Tablet (Silver) Wi-Fi 32GB £159.99 @ Amazon UK

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Found 25th Aug 2014
A Windows tablet with quad core processor, graphics and smooth HD video playback
Up to seven hours battery life for productivity and entertainment on the go
Slim and light design with a textured rear cover
VeriFace Pro facial recognition for quick and secure log-in
Fast Quad-Core processor that won't keep you waiting
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Looks a good price - heat added

I thought there may have been an extra £50 cashback offer however this expired at the end of July.



Edited by: "Chanchi32" 25th Aug 2014
rogparki

Dear me - vorapa again with the Amazon Deal of the day oO surprise - must … Dear me - vorapa again with the Amazon Deal of the day oO surprise - must compliment on speed of typing - but please try to find a deal yourself -even if only occasionally



Someone's got to post it, not everyone is subscribed to every popular daily deals site
I'm torn between this and the refurbed Toshiba Encore at Argos. The new Encore is unavailable anywhere near me, so that's not an option. Which is the better option? I don't think John Lewis will price match this, given that it's an online only deal. Shame, as the 3 years warranty would be handy, coupled with being able to return it to a physical store, rather than an online one. Decisions, decisions!
rogparki

Dear me - vorapa again with the Amazon Deal of the day oO surprise - must … Dear me - vorapa again with the Amazon Deal of the day oO surprise - must compliment on speed of typing - but please try to find a deal yourself -even if only occasionally



Would you rather it was posted by someone who states, "Please be gentle, it's my first post I hope I've done it correctly?" Or how about "Excellent Deal, we've bRought 5 for the family, this should go Supernova hot"

Each person has their own niche of how they post deals. Yours seems to be PC related products, despite coming away with some nonsense sometimes. Recent rumblings about SSD storage capacities and hard drives being dead, springs to mind.
rogparki

Fair enough -but a "member " with a charming avatur does it every night … Fair enough -but a "member " with a charming avatur does it every night (apart from the Thursday ebook deal) . An obsession with gaining heat on here is fine ,but would be nice if mixed with actually finding a deal apart from Amazon "deal of the day" (_;)



Dianna Agron is the profile pic of vorapa.
kevlar123

Dianna Agron is the profile pic of vorapa.


I should have a pretty lass as my profile pic too , but then no one would :)take my posted deals seriously (as if they do !)
Edited by: "rogparki" 25th Aug 2014
Amazon description: Connectivity Type Embedded UMTS
Does it mean that tablet comes with 3G?
alived

Amazon description: Connectivity Type Embedded UMTS Does it mean that … Amazon description: Connectivity Type Embedded UMTS Does it mean that tablet comes with 3G?



Its a mistake if you google the item number it shows it to be a wifi model only
rogparki

But every single Amazon "deal of the day" ? - no other researched deals … But every single Amazon "deal of the day" ? - no other researched deals ? A bit lazy and heat seeking in my book . (_;)



I have posted other deals apart from Amazon deals of the day, for example in my recent deals you can see deals for a scratch map, fast and furious blu ray collection and a hand saw. All were not daily deals but things I found online. I don't really have to justify my deals to you, I know you also post daily deals too, and like others have said earlier, if I don't post it someone else will, most like you, and there's nothing wrong with making people aware of good deals, that's what this site is for!
borofan47

I'm torn between this and the refurbed Toshiba Encore at Argos. The new … I'm torn between this and the refurbed Toshiba Encore at Argos. The new Encore is unavailable anywhere near me, so that's not an option. Which is the better option? I don't think John Lewis will price match this, given that it's an online only deal. Shame, as the 3 years warranty would be handy, coupled with being able to return it to a physical store, rather than an online one. Decisions, decisions!

This tablet is better in almost all respects than the Encore - The draw for the Encore is HDMI out.
I had a Dell Venue 8 but I sold it & got an Encore because I wanted to use a monitor.
It frequently froze up & eventually wouldn't boot.
Luckily, I have access to Windows 8 (MSDN) so I followed a tutorial on WIMboot-ing the Encore and it's been fine since but I don't know how less technical people would get on.
I only paid £88 for the Encore in the end and I'm happy with the way it's behaving now but I'm not sure I'd recommend it.
So this is the better option then, BubaMan? I don't use HDMI out on the devices I have now (Android and iOS). This is my first foray into the world of Windows tablets, so I'm finding my way around.

I'm also concerned about the Encore being a refurb/recon, as Argos don't always clear their returns up properly with regards to resetting them. If they don't do a simple reset, then what else goes unchecked? The Miix seems to win the day for me. Thanks for your advice BubaMan.
I 'liked' rogparki by accident! Doesn't seem to be a way to 'Unlike' unless I've missed it...
rogparki

But every single Amazon "deal of the day" ? - no other researched deals … But every single Amazon "deal of the day" ? - no other researched deals ? A bit lazy and heat seeking in my book . (_;)



what does gaining heat do. I mean you got heat then what do u do with the heat. do u get money?
Nicolas

what does gaining heat do. I mean you got heat then what do u do with the … what does gaining heat do. I mean you got heat then what do u do with the heat. do u get money?



He's killing the polar bears with all this heat. The ****.

Oh and heat added.
Edited by: "Jameseh" 25th Aug 2014
Is there any cashback from Lenovo?
westwest

Is there any cashback from Lenovo?


No - the cashback offer has expired.
Jameseh

He's killing the polar bears with all this heat. The ****.Oh and heat … He's killing the polar bears with all this heat. The ****.Oh and heat added.


haha but seriously what's the deal with the heat thing
Heat on a deal doesn't win you any money or anything tangible. It can win you various badges, as can other activities on the site. For example you can win "chatty" badges for replying to posts, etc. You may notice square icons in people's profiles. These are the badges. Click on one and it will explain what the badge is about and how they earned it.
borofan47

So this is the better option then, BubaMan? I don't use HDMI out on the … So this is the better option then, BubaMan? I don't use HDMI out on the devices I have now (Android and iOS). This is my first foray into the world of Windows tablets, so I'm finding my way around.I'm also concerned about the Encore being a refurb/recon, as Argos don't always clear their returns up properly with regards to resetting them. If they don't do a simple reset, then what else goes unchecked? The Miix seems to win the day for me. Thanks for your advice BubaMan.



There appears to be an android version for the Intel processer used in this device but it requires a 64 bit bios to run and lenovo appear content with leaving this as 32bit, shame as the ability to dual boot would seal it for me.

Which tablets can be Win 8 and Android dual booted I wonder?
I have one of these tablets, and I while I like it, there are a few things which are annoying. The first is that 32GB really isn't enough if you want Windows, Office, Email (especially if you sync a month of emails and attachements) and a few other big programs on there. You are constantly having to juggle the space around between the on-board memory and the SD card.

The other bigger issue is that on some models (mine included) the digitizer will spontaneously stop working, a situation that can only be remedied by a soft reset (and sometimes several soft resets in a row). This is quite a well known problem and supposedly has to do with the wiring overheating. The solution is a return to the repair centre, although I hear this may have been fixed in later production models.

Hot from me though, as I really like the size and portability of what is essentially a full-fledged PC.
@ZSX I understand what you mean about the memory issue, and juggling things around. However, with regard to the digitiser - was this problem on The Miix 1 or the Miix 2? I've read that there were problems with the first version, but I thought the second version had been made to iron out these problems.
I would say the dell 8 and 11 are better options...
jamhops

I would say the dell 8 and 11 are better options...



Really? Where can I buy either of those for around the same price (£150 - £160)? If I can't, then it's not a fair comparison.
can you put linux on these bad boys?
Nicolas

haha but seriously what's the deal with the heat thing


borofan47

Heat on a deal doesn't win you any money or anything tangible. It can … Heat on a deal doesn't win you any money or anything tangible. It can win you various badges, as can other activities on the site. For example you can win "chatty" badges for replying to posts, etc. You may notice square icons in people's profiles. These are the badges. Click on one and it will explain what the badge is about and how they earned it.


The main thing is that "hotter" deals are then seen by more people, potentially e.g. on the homepage, email newsletter etc. depending on amount of heat - that's all I'm interested in, really, is seeing and sharing deals.

Does it not also mean the OP's votes have extra degrees when you come to vote? I've noticed mine are worth several, not just 1 degree when I vote? Or is that related to how many votes and comments you make?
Edited by: "Rickardo" 25th Aug 2014
I bought one of these when Lenovo were doing the £50 cashback (ended 31/07/14) and have been very pleased with it.
I agree with ZSX to some extent that 32GB is a bit small but if you move your My Documents, Pictures, Downloads etc to the sd card, create a bootable recovery usb stick and delete the original recovery partition you will end up with around 14GB of free space on the internal drive - more if you don't install MS Office 2013 to the internal drive as I did. Turn off automatic Windows updates and Install Windows programs to the sd card (they open a little slower but run just as well) to stop the internal drive from filling up (note, Metro programs will install to the internal drive - not sure if there's a safe way of changing this) and 32GB isn't too much of an issue.
I haven't had any issues with the digitizer not responding and have not had to soft reset the system due to hangs - to date it has performed reliably and is quite fast - it wakes from sleep (it'll sleep for days without need of a recharge) in a couple of seconds.
The screen is very bright with nicely saturated colours and the resolution is just about right for the windows desktop on an 8 inch screen - if the resolution was much higher things would be too small to read and touch selection would be more difficult.
I purchased a case + bluetooth keyboard off ebay for £15 which works very well as does a small bluetooth mouse - I often use it in this configuration but like the fact I can just pack the tab itself if I want to travel light.
I don't think there is much between the Lenovo, Dell or Toshiba options - you'll find quite a good comparison video of all three here.
Edited by: "logindetails" 25th Aug 2014
borofan47

Really? Where can I buy either of those for around the same price (£150 … Really? Where can I buy either of those for around the same price (£150 - £160)? If I can't, then it's not a fair comparison.

Bought a dell venue 11 for £170 quid and venue 8 are around 150 quid
FYI I got one of these in a previous deal and I love it. Heat added.

It boots very quickly, updated painlessly to Windows 8.1 (pardon the pun), and is generally very snappy in use. I had to install Intel drivers to get miracast working but it's fine now.

I even installed cakewalk sonar x3 studio recently on it and it works flawlessly. Would have preferred 64Gb storage but you can backup the recovery partition and delete the original to regain another 7Gb or so. The micro sd slot is also useful.

I have had quite a few android tablets over the past few years and actually prefer this to any of them. Despite the windows app store being a bit sparse compared to the competition I can get the apps I use and can always run the same s/w as on my desktop pc. The included MS Office was also a bonus.
Thanks for posting this OP, I really hope you're not put off by that idiot complaining about you sharing good deals with this site...
adam1

Bought a dell venue 11 for £170 quid and venue 8 are around 150 quid



Can you add links to where you bought these at the prices quoted please?
borofan47

Can you add links to where you bought these at the prices quoted please?



It will be refurbished on the outlet so still not a fair comparison.
BubaMan

This tablet is better in almost all respects than the Encore - The draw … This tablet is better in almost all respects than the Encore - The draw for the Encore is HDMI out.I had a Dell Venue 8 but I sold it & got an Encore because I wanted to use a monitor. It frequently froze up & eventually wouldn't boot. Luckily, I have access to Windows 8 (MSDN) so I followed a tutorial on WIMboot-ing the Encore and it's been fine since but I don't know how less technical people would get on. I only paid £88 for the Encore in the end and I'm happy with the way it's behaving now but I'm not sure I'd recommend it.



The Miiix 2, Venue 8 Pro and Encore (original one), are 90% identical, except the encore has HDMI out, higher res camera (though still useless) and a better battery.. I'd pick the encore over this everytime (i did), and given that the refurbs are cheaper than this.. its an even easier easier choice.

Stilla good price though if you want new.. and not a bad tablet at the price.
Edited by: "sambartle_theone" 25th Aug 2014
sambartle_theone

The Miiix 2, Venue 8 Pro and Encore (original one), are 90% identical, … The Miiix 2, Venue 8 Pro and Encore (original one), are 90% identical, except the encore has HDMI out, higher res camera (though still useless) and a better battery.. I'd pick the encore over this everytime (i did), and given that the refurbs are cheaper than this.. its an even easier easier choice.Stilla good price though if you want new.. and not a bad tablet at the price.


The "used" ones from Amazon Warehousedeals are the same price as the Toshiba refurbs.
Just went through flubit and got it for £150.31
sambartle_theone

The Miiix 2, Venue 8 Pro and Encore (original one), are 90% identical, … The Miiix 2, Venue 8 Pro and Encore (original one), are 90% identical, except the encore has HDMI out, higher res camera (though still useless) and a better battery.. I'd pick the encore over this everytime (i did), and given that the refurbs are cheaper than this.. its an even easier easier choice.Stilla good price though if you want new.. and not a bad tablet at the price.



Also note that the Encore display is noticeably worse than the Miix2, more glare, less brightness, duller colours.
I'm now looking at the Dell Venue 8 pro 8 on the Dell Outlet site. It's £164-ish, but it's 64gb instead of 32. It says it has the MS office suite, and there's free delivery at the moment. It's a refurb again, but refurbed by Dell themselves, and has a 1 year rtb warranty. The more I look, the more complicated it's becoming to decide.
voodooboard

Also note that the Encore display is noticeably worse than the Miix2, … Also note that the Encore display is noticeably worse than the Miix2, more glare, less brightness, duller colours.



Have to admit I don't have both in front of me right now, but I have no complaints on the colours or levels... in fact most complaints about the encore on its official forums are that after the latest firmware update its too bright even at the minimum level.. It's definitely a case where you should try and look at both at the same time.. I did and I couldn't say one was better or worse (having said that they are all a bit rubbish.. but you cant get a CRT tablet - I'm pretty picky I still have both a CRT main monitor and also a CRT HD TV)..

Personally Id say they are all a good buy at this price.. the toshiba is a bit heavier and a bit fatter from what I remember. (But it was a fair while ago when i compared them, next to each other)


Edited by: "sambartle_theone" 25th Aug 2014
borofan47

I'm now looking at the Dell Venue 8 pro 8 on the Dell Outlet site. It's … I'm now looking at the Dell Venue 8 pro 8 on the Dell Outlet site. It's £164-ish, but it's 64gb instead of 32. It says it has the MS office suite, and there's free delivery at the moment. It's a refurb again, but refurbed by Dell themselves, and has a 1 year rtb warranty. The more I look, the more complicated it's becoming to decide.



Personally I looked at all three before buying an Encore (at ~£259), but you will be pleased with all three at this price.

Just based on the extra 32GB of storage (at near enough the same price) I'd probably go for the Dell if I was buying now, all the other features are much of a muchness.. Also the Dell does support USB OTG and charging much better than the encore (as in its officially supported and works 100%), the encore is hit and miss with that and I've never tried on a Miix2

The dell also has a decent tool to automate building a WIMBoot image for it, the toshiba one is manual (but not hard), and the lenovo again i've not looked into, it's a big plus on the 32gb models.. less so on the 64GB



Edited by: "sambartle_theone" 25th Aug 2014
I propose that the Dell Venue 8 Pro is a vastly better deal overall (https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-venue-8-pro-windows-8-1-tablet-143-43-169-06-w-3g-with-code-free-p-p-dell-outlet-1979583).

Althought refurbished, it has 64GB of storage (vs 32GB) and a faster quad core Atom processor at up to 1.86GHz (vs 1.33GHz). The battery on the DVP8 is rated at just under 10 hours (vs up to seven). Free delivery, and an extra 5% off made it approx. £157ish and a no brainer for me coupled with the 1 year RTB (although I'd imagine Amazon would look after you well with the Lenovo regardless). If you are lucky the 3G versions go in at out of stock frequently on the DVP8s.

Not sure whether the Lenovo comes with Office installed, but some people on the boards have stated that you only recieve a trial of MS Office on the DVP8 and DVP11 refurbs (worth checking with an online chat agent). This may be the deal breaker for some but I'd imagine that MS Office on a tablet this size would not be a pleasurable experience (you may also be able to purchase a cheap licence key off of eBay).

I'd youtube the reviews of both devices but I'd certainly choose the DVP8 over the Lenovo (DVP11 was too big for my needs and in any event I would opt for a MS Surface Pro if approaching that size).
Edited by: "rehmanbayer" 25th Aug 2014
I've been watching You Tube reviews on the all three tablets, Dell Venue 8 Pro, Lenovo Miix 2 8 & the Toshiba Encore, The Lenovo Miix 2 8 seemed to have screen problems, I've decided that I'm going to go down the refurbished Dell Venue 8 Pro route as it has 64gb of storage and refurbished to the Dell standard, I've seen a Toshiba Encore on the Argos Ebay site for £159.99 and a discount bringing it down to £143.99, but I used to work for Argos in a store and I know that anything thats brought back that isn't faulty is sent back out for sale, and is not reset so the previous users information would still be in it.

A few years ago I got an Advent Vega exchanged at my local PC World store and my replacement had the previous persons information on it. I kept it, but now I would've take it back to the store and demand a brand new model.

Edited by: "philtheclaret" 25th Aug 2014
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