Lenovo’s latest take on the hybrid laptop segment is the Miix 510. Announced today at the ongoing IFA, the Miix 510 comes with a detachable keyboard. Lenovo seems to be directing the device towards the crowd who would need to be constantly on the move and would love to have the freedom of a light detachable laptop that would also double up as a tablet.
The Miix 510 comes equipped with a 12.2-inch touch screen display set at a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The display also comes with a layer of Gorilla Glass protection. Powering the device is the Intel Generation 6 Core i7 processor along with a RAM option of up to 8GB. The SSD Storage options range all the way up to 1TB along with the microSD card slot. The Miix 510 also comes bundled with the Lenovo Active Pen which would be a great tool for people who take notes frequently or use the machine for designing stuff. Also, the Miix 510 sports a backlit keyboard.
Design wise, the Miix 510 looks typically Lenovo, thanks to the dual watchband hinge and the integrated kickstand that will let you rest the device. The hybrid is slim at 9.9mm but add the keyboard and the thickness swells all the way to 15.9mm. Same goes with the weight, while the tablet weighs in at 880g adding the keyboard will increase the weight to 1.25kg. Lenovo Miix 510 will be available in Platinum, Silver Ebony and Black color schemes.
I would say that the Lenovo Miix 510 is well appointed when it comes to the connectivity features. The device heralds with the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and will also include an optional LTE, a feature that will cover your back in case Wi-Fi is not available.
Disclosure: The Editor of this blog is in Berlin on the invitation of Lenovo to cover the launch event.