Starting at $1,029 (tested at $1,129), the Lenovo Miix 720 is a solid combination of tablet and laptop that’s more affordable than its competitors. This 12-inch detachable 2-in-1 offers both a bright, vivid display and a comfortable keyboard along with performance that nearly matches that of the Surface Pro. However, the less than 6 hours of battery life leaves us yearning for more.
The Miix 720 features a metal-alloy shell that comes in a blackish hue Lenovo calls Iron Grey. Its kickstand rotates on a pair of stainless-steel watchband hinges that extend up to 150 degrees for use at a variety of angles.
But despite the versatile hinges and the Mixx’s detachable keyboard made of sturdy plastic and faux-fabric, the laptop doesn’t offer much stability unless you use it on a desk. When I tried typing on the machine in my lap, it didn’t feel stable, but that’s standard for systems like this.
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