Lenovo has announced an upgrade to its Miix series of detachable notebooks in the Miix 510. Gone is the Intel Core M processor family from the Miix 700; replaced by the much more capable Core i series of processors.
As before, the Lenovo Miix 510 appears to be inspired by the Microsoft Surface. It retains the same slate with rear kickstand design; along with the keyboard cover. Like the Miix 700, the kickstand hinge borrows from the Yoga line and uses a watchband hinge to provide an angle of up to 150-degrees.
Inside in a sixth generation Intel Core processor, with variants going up to the Core i7. Sticking with the Skylake family of processors is an odd choice for Lenovo, but it could have been done to keep the price of the Miix 510 down. Still, it would have been nice to see the new Kaby Lake processors included.
Accompanying this is up to 8GB RAM and a 1TB SSD for storage. The SSD is likely to be the most expensive part of the Miix 510, seeing that it appears to be midrange machine for work and light media consumption.
The 12.2-inch Miix 510 comes with a price for the better specifications than its predecessor. The resolution on the display is dropped slightly to 1920 x 1200; down from the 1440p display on the Miix 700. It also appears to have dropped the option for the Intel RealSense camera.
The Lenovo Miix 510 is set to be released in October with prices starting from €699 (about RM3100); although this includes a bundle of the keyboard cover and stylus.