Leaked Lenovo Miix 520 2-in-1 device specs and information show a budding Surface Pro 4 competitor

Leaked Lenovo Miix 520 2-in-1 device specs and information show a budding Surface Pro 4 competitor
Leaks passed along by German website WinFuture suggest that Lenovo is working on a successor to the Miix 510, a 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet-laptop hybrid with a 12.2-inch display and pen stylus that's powered by Intel's Core processors. It was released in October, priced at $750 for the base model.

According to the new information, the Miix 520 will have a 12.3-inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution screen and it will be available in configurations ranging between Intel Core i3-6006U / 4GB RAM and Intel Core i7-7500U / 16GB RAM, with between 128GB and 1TB of SSD storage. The processors are from Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake line-up. The device has a dual camera setup on its back, comprised of one 8MP camera and a secondary 2MP cam for augmented reality purposes. The front side will feature a 5MP camera.

Other interesting additions are stereo speakers, Dolby Advanced Audio certification, and three USB ports – one USB 3.0 Type-A and two USB 3.1 Type-C ports. The battery is said to offer 10 hours of work. The report says that the Miix 520 won’t have cooling fans, as Lenovo managed a passive cooling fanless design (based on heatpipes and vapor chambers), and has helped keep the components cool by lowering the power draw of the processor from 15 watts down to 10 watts.

It is said the Miix 520 will be made of magnesium-aluminum alloy metal with a plastic strip along the top of the device’s back to shield the Wi-Fi antennas. Reportedly, the hybrid will have an overall thickness of just 9mm (0.35in). That's just the tablet part, though.

All the specs presented show meaningful upgrades over the Miix 510, which is equipped with sixth-gen Intel chips, up to 8GB RAM, up to 256GB SSD, has lower-resolution cameras, 8 hours of battery life, and is 9.9mm (0.4in) thick. With a Wacom stylus, powerful hardware, and slim design, Lenovo might be seriously considering competing with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. The Miix 520 should be announced early next year, presumably at CES in January. As all the information is based on rumors, do treat it as such and expect last-minute changes to the configuration.

source: WinFuture.de (Translated) via Digital Trends

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5 Comments

1. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Ooh, if it has a Wacom digitiser it definitely catches my attention.

2. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Hope mid-range configs lower than 700$

3. surethom

Posts: 1721; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Can we please have a surface pro competitor for less than £500 please.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

A Surface Pro 4 competitor for less than £500... are you kidding? Unless a OEM wants to sell at a loss, you aren't getting such for five hundred pounds.

5. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

wonder why these so-called Surface competitors keep on sticking with 12.2 screen size. Show me a 13"-14" screen whatever OEM it would be and with decent specs and take my money

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