The Lenovo MIIX 520 is the successor to the MIIX 510 and another Surface Pro competitor. Lenovo announced the 12-inch Windows tablet during IFA in summer 2017 and is set to sell it starting at 899 euros. It features an integrated kickstand, a keyboard cover, and a new active pen. While its hardware is certainly good, the specifications are very similar to most competitors. Here is everything you need to know about the Lenovo MIIX 520.
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- Aluminium body
- 12-inch full HD screen
- Intel Core 7th / 8th gen processors
- Keyboard dock
- Active pen with 4096 pressure points
Lenovo MIIX 520: The Basics
The Lenovo MIIX 520 looks very similar to the MIIX 510. It comes with a full metal body with fans on the top. With 9.9 millimeters, it is certainly not the thinnest device out there and quite heavy at 900 grams. On the back, Lenovo integrated a kickstand that seems to be very solid.
As usual, there are a couple of ports on the sides. Among those are a full-size USB 3.0 port, a USB Type C 3.0 port, a power plug and a 3.5-millimeter audio jack. While there is a SIM card slot with the LTE version, only the Wi-Fi model offers a micro SD card slot. Oh, and a fingerprint reader is optional as well.
The 12.2-inch screen is an IPS panel with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1200. If you like, you can get the MIIX 520 with the new Lenovo active pen. That one supports 4096 pressure points which make it as precise as the new Surface Pen or the Pen from the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition.
Under the hood, we‘re getting an Intel Core i5 or i7 8th generation quad-core processor. But the cheapest version will be on offer with a 7th generation Core i3 only. You‘ll be able to get it with up to 16GB of RAM and an up to 1TB SSD.
|Tablet||Lenovo MIIX 520|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Display||12.2-inch IPS with 1920 x 1200|
|Processor||Intel Core 7th / 8th generation|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Storage||Up to 1TB SSD|
|Expandable||micro SD card reader|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, optional LTE 4G|
|Ports||USB Type C 3.0, USB 3.0 Type A|
|Security||Optional Windows Hello face recognition|
|Dimensions||300 x 205 x 9.9mm|
|Weight||900g with keyboard|
Lenovo MIIX 520 Reviews
As of now, the Lenovo MIIX 520 is not released yet. So you won‘t find any real reviews. I did spend some time with the tablet right after its announcement at IFA in Berlin though. You can watch my first impressions below.
Yes, the Windows tablet market is pretty crowded so you‘ll find lots of alternatives. Among those are the Microsoft Surface Pro, Acer Switch 5, Huawei MateBook E and Samsung Galaxy Book 12. Oh, and, if you‘re a Lenovo fan and want something more high-end: Check out the Lenovo MIIX 720.
Availability & Price
While the Lenovo MIIX 520 is not out yet, it will be available in most countries worldwide. Prices start at 899 euros.
- Great performance
- Full metal body
- Good keyboard
- High-end stylus
- Screen could be brighter
- Touchpad is too small
- Bad battery life
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