Chinese tech giant Lenovo has launched its latest MIIX 520 2-in-1 Notebook laptop in its home country China. The product was unveiled at Lenovo’s Innovation and Technology conference held yesterday. The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 520 was first announced at IFA Berlin in September but this is the first tie it will be available in China.
The IdeaPad Miix 520 is a 2-in-1 tablet/PC which some think is a Microsoft Surface Pro clone. But this goes beyond looking like the Surface notebook to include support for Intel’s latest 8th-generation Core i7 CPUs. It happens to be among the first products to offer Intel’s quad-core CPUs for laptops. The new chips promise up to a 40-percent rise in performance. The Miix 520 also features up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB PCIe SSD.
The Miix 520 also comes with a 12.2-inch FHD (1920 x 1200 pixels) IPS touchscreen and is fired up by a 39Wh battery which Lenovo claims can last up to 7.5 hours. Other features include several new input options compared to the Miix 510, a fingerprint reader which enables one-touch Windows 10 login as well as an Active Pen 2 having 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity for inking and drawing onscreen.
Tablet PCs are not known for great cameras but the Miix 520 features a WorldView camera which can take 3D images. Lenovo also includes a MagicWindow app that lets you insert 3D images into regular images. In addition, the tablet PC comes with a kickstand similar to that of the Yoga 920 convertible laptop.