The new Lenovo Miix 510 that was announced at IFA in Berlin 7 weeks ago, is now taking orders in the US, before it is released at the start of November: https://www.amazon.com/IDEAPAD-INTEL-I7-6500U-D
Lenovo Miix 510 is a 12.2-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet powered by Intel Core “Skylake” processors, ranging from i3, to i5, to i7, with DDR4 RAM from 4GB to 8GB, storage from 128GB to 1TB of SSD storage, in a tablet with a Full HD display with 1920 x 1200 resolution.
Lenovo’s Windows tablet Miix 510 is fitted with a 2MP front camera, a 5MP rear camera, Dolby stereo speakers, important ports such as a micro-HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, and a USB 3.1 Type-C port, Internet connectivity options in form of 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support and Bluetooth 4.0.
Some countries will see optional 4G LTE versions of this tablet as well.
As for other options, there are two different Miix 510 keyboards, where one is backlit and the other is not. The Miix 510 is also a tablet that really is meant to be written and sketched on, so Lenovo is also selling an optional Lenovo Active Pen for this tablet which is actually a Windows Ink stylus.
And as we can obviously see, this is a tablet with a built-in kickstand.
The Lenovo Miix 510 battery life is still being stated as both 7.5 hours and 8 hours long by Lenovo, so I still don’t know which is which. It may depend on the processor.
But the weight is at least 900 grams, for a 9.9 mm thick tablet. So nothing cutting edge there.
It may seem strange to launch a new 6th. gen. Intel Core “Skylake” tablet at the same time that the 7th. gen. Intel Core “Kaby Lake” tablets are about to find their way to the market, but the whole point here is basically to offer powerful tablets at prices that are suddenly $300 lower than before the Kaby Lake processors were launched. So it’s basically the lower processor prices that enables some tablet brands to make this sort of move, since the newest powerful processors are always very expensive in the first months after their release.
Acer did the same thing ahead of Lenovo recently, with the nearly identical Acer Switch Alpha 12, one of the best tablets Acer has ever made.
– Tom Bowen