Review Lenovo Miix 510. Speed ​​performance, affordable price


Lenovo Miix 510

The Lenovo Miix 510 is a hybrid laptop with a detachable keyboard. The machine has an improved configuration compared to its predecessor, including a 7th generation Intel Core chip, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM.

The hardware design of the Lenovo Miix 510 is built around a strap-type display hinge system, giving users more flexibility in use than competing models like the Surface Pro. The machine comes with an included keyboard, making the Lenovo Miix 510 a more attractive laptop option than the Surface Pro if you don’t have a lot of money.

The device also comes with a Lenovo Active Pen stylus in the box, similar to previous versions. These days, stylus lines are getting better and better, and the Active Pen is no exception, thanks to Windows 10’s Windows Ink feature.

CPU Intel Core i5-7200U
GPU Intel HD 620
RAM 8GB
Memory 256GB PCIe SSD
Screen size 12.2-inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Mass 1.25 kg
Size 11.8 x 0.6 x 8.1 inches

Lenovo Miix 510 does not have a unique appearance, but has a scientific design. The machine has a nice design. The detachable keyboard that comes with the machine also doubles as a leather case to protect the laptop’s outer shell from scratches, providing a firm grip for the user.

Lenovo Miix 510 has a weight of 900 grams when used independently of the keyboard. This is a moderate volume, allowing users to hold the device with one hand easily, and use the other hand to write on the touch screen of the machine.

Design Lenovo Miix 510

The detachable keyboard of the device has Lenovo’s AccType keys, with the bottom edges being slightly curved. The buttons of the machine are of sufficient size but do not have a deep travel like the detachable keyboard of the Surface Pro 4, so this detachable keyboard does not give users a comfortable typing experience.

The biggest problem we encountered was that the surface of the removable keyboard had a slight tendency to bend when subjected to strong force.

The stand of the machine has a practical design, allowing users to stand the screen in a large range of angles. Along the length of the machine’s edge is equipped with ventilation slots, speakers and connection ports. The device is equipped with 1 USB Type-C port and 1 USB 3.0 port on the left edge while the right edge of the device is equipped with a power port, volume up and down buttons and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Lenovo Miix 510

The included stylus has good sensitivity when used on the Miix 510’s screen, allowing users to draft efficiently and quickly. The pen itself has a slim size, allowing you to use the pen for a long time without feeling uncomfortable.

The Lenovo Miix 510 is a sleek, highly portable professional work laptop that allows users to carry around with ease and convenience every day.

The screen border of the Lenovo Miix 510 is a bit thick, but it does not affect the image quality much. The Miix 510’s screen itself has a 12-inch size, 1080p resolution with vivid color quality.

Lenovo Miix 510 . Monitor

The screen of the machine has a wide viewing angle, which is a great advantage for those who often use hybrid laptops for group work.

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The screen of the Lenovo laptop has a color coverage of 123% of the sRGB range, higher than the segment average of 112%. The machine’s competitor is the Surface Pro with similar screen color coverage, measured at 125%.

With a screen brightness index of 340 nits, you can use the Miix 510 comfortably in places with strong lighting conditions. The resulting screen brightness is more vibrant when compared to the segment average (310 nit), which includes the Surface Pro (320 nit).

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Performance

The version of Lenovo Miix 510 that we used to review is equipped with a 7th generation Intel Core i5 chip, which has enough performance to do well for the basic daily tasks of users.

The Miix 510 gave mixed results in our performance tests. The machine has good CPU processing performance, with an impressive multitasking score of 6570 when scored with Geekbench. The machine also has a good graphics processing score when scored with 3DMark, which can compete on par with other models in the same segment.

Lenovo Miix 510

However, the resulting battery life of the Lenovo Miix 510 is lower when compared to other Windows tablets, namely the Surface Pro 4 and Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12. The Surface Pro 4 has a long battery life. 35 minutes more in our usual battery life test against the Lenovo laptop. Meanwhile, the Pro 4 lasted 18 minutes longer when using PCMark 8 to test the battery life of the device.

The device is equipped with a USB Type-C port, providing high-speed charging, but the device is not equipped with a microSD card reader. The laptop is equipped with a 2MP webcam and a 5MP rear camera.

The machine achieved good results in the video transcoding speed test. Miix 510 completed the conversion of a 4K video to 1080p resolution in 13 minutes 2 seconds, faster than the average of 14 minutes and 5 seconds for laptops in the same segment. Its competitors, the Surface Pro and Aspire Switch Alpha 12, have a slightly slower test completion time, measuring 13 minutes 10 seconds and 13 minutes 32 seconds, respectively.

In the SSD speed test, the Miix 510 copied a 4.97GB file with a data copy speed of 523 MBps, faster than the segment average of 429 MBps. Its competitors, the Microsoft Surface Pro and Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 laptops, have slower data copying speeds in comparison, measuring 510 MBps and 482 Mbps, respectively.

Lenovo Miix 510 possesses quite effective heat dissipation thanks to a reasonable and scientific ventilation system layout throughout the body. After letting the machine run an HD video for 15 minutes, the touchpad’s temperature was now 29 degrees Celsius, much lower than the comfortable working temperature of 35 degrees Celsius. The center position of the keyboard and chassis. There are also temperatures in this range, measuring 31 and 33 degrees Celsius, respectively. With this stable heat level, you can work for a long time without having to worry about overheating problems.

The machine’s ventilation fan does not make much noise, even when the laptop is performing tasks that require high processing power. This makes the Lenovo Miix 510 very suitable for use in an office work environment.

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Pricing and configuration options

The machine has a basic configuration option with Intel Core i3 chip, sold for about 11 million VND. This version has half the RAM and memory capacity of the machine version we used for review.

The configuration version of the Intel Core i3 chip of the Miix 510 offers enough performance for most users, but if you often have to do tasks that require more processing power such as photo editing or video editing, consider choosing the Intel Core i5 chip version. At the time of writing, this version is sold for about 13 million VND.

Lenovo Miix 510

Lenovo Miix 510 is a laptop with many attractive strengths. This is a powerful device that can perform well in the daily tasks of users. The machine has a flexible 2-in-1 convertible, plus high mobility, allowing users to use the laptop anywhere and work efficiently.

However, the machine has a few limitations that make the laptop difficult to compete with formidable competitors in the same segment, namely the Surface Pro. The battery life is not very long, making the laptop unsuitable for those who often have to work in places where no power outlets are available.

In summary, with the strengths that the laptop possesses, the Lenovo Miix 510 is a good 2-in-1 laptop option in the mid-range price segment.

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9.2
total score

Lenovo Miix 510 is a mid-range hybrid laptop. The machine has speed performance, beautiful screen, high build quality.

Strength

  • Affordable
  • Speed ​​performance
  • Comes with a detachable keyboard

Weakness

  • No microSD card reader
  • Average battery life

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