Lenovo Miix 510 Hand-on, First Impressions
Lenovo has launched its latest convertible a la Microsoft Surface in the country. It shares a number of similarities with the convertible king but Lenovo’s offering is just priced under Php50k. Here’s our quick impression of Lenovo Miix 510.
The main tablet unit has a 12.2-inch Full HD touch display with Gorilla Glass protecting the panel from unwanted scratches. There’s a fair amount of bezel surrounding it with the 2-megapixel front webcam sitting at the top. It also has a one-piece aluminum design.
The left side of the slate houses the USB-C 3.1 port, USB 3.0 port, and the DC-in for charging. The left speaker grille is positioned to the lower end.
The Lenovo Active Pen, as pictured above, has a cradle in which fits the USB port to keep the pen on the tablet.
While on the right are physical buttons for power and volume. There’s another circular port here but this one is for 3.5mm headphone jacks. And lastly, there’s also the right speaker grille.
We noticed that the slate has vent holes all-around. Users may want to keep the dust away from this, just to be sure.
The keyboard cover magnetically snaps onto the main unit and it features the familiar looking AccuType keys of Lenovo. Unlike other keyboard covers, the travel of the key is satisfying for fast typing. It also has a backlight to help in the dark.
The trackpad is small though and also plastic-y. But, since the tablet is a touch unit, you’ll probably utilize touch input more than the trackpad.
Lenovo’s watchband hinge is present here and is used with the tablet’s kickstand. Like with the Yoga notebook series, you can freely set the angle of the slate. It doesn’t go full flat but it leans back enough for different positions up to 170°.
The Miix 510 is coming with the latest Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7200u processor with 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD. It’s got a 39 WHr battery with a claimed battery life of up to 7 hours and 30 minutes.
Lenovo Miix 510 specs:
12.2-inch FHD touch display w/ Gorilla Glass
7th-gen Intel Core i5-7200u CPU
Intel HD Graphics 520
8GB DDR3 RAM
5MP AF rear camera
2MP FF front camera
Dolby-enabled stereo speakers
USB 3.1 Type C
USB 3.0 (Always-On Charging)
Audio Combo Jack
microSD card reader
Keyboard w/ Lenovo Active Pen
The Lenovo Miix 510 is priced at Php47,990 and will be available in the Philippines by April 2017.