Lenovo Miix 510 Preview: A Microsoft Surface Alternative With A Lesser Price

Microsoft was trying something new when it unveiled the Surface Pro. It had user data showing that people carried around both a laptop and a tablet, but whether anyone would opt to embrace a device that wanted to be both was very unclear. The company was making dauntless moves to ensure that it and its partners would have held in the tablet space. Coming four years after that first Surface Pro, is the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510. Not a trendsetter, but it's a strong move for Lenovo just the same as that first Surface Pro was.

The Lenovo's Miix 510 Design

Lenovo's Miix 510 has more than a passing likeness to a Surface Pro 4. It's a Windows 2-in-1 with a kickstand. Ignore the Lenovo logos on the front and back and you might almost be looking at a Surface Pro.The Miix 510 is a Surface duplicate - but a good one. It's slim and light but feels reassuringly solid in the hand. It's two watchband-style hinges connect to a stand that enables the tablet to recline at various angles for comfortable viewing. They're made from 280 individual pieces of stainless steel and add a real glaring element to the Mix that catches the eye.

The Lenovo's Miix 510 Specs And Features

Talking about the display, the Lenovo's 12.2-inch display shows 1920 by 1200 pixels. The Surface Pro 4 screen is a fraction larger at 12.3 inches and has 2736 by 1824 pixels. This is noticeable. As for specs concerns, the Miix 510 comes with Intel's 7th-generation Kaby Lake processor and under the hood, up to 1TB of SSD storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and also an optional LTE for accessing the internet on the go. Just a few 2-in-1s came close to matching Microsoft's device when it comes to style, but the Miix managed it thanks to its sleek watchband-style hinges that are now synonymous with the company's laptops and tablets.


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