Lenovo Miix 520 Release Date, Specs & Update: Upcoming Surface-Like 2-in-1 By Lenovo To Have Powerful Processor, RAM &Fingerprint Sensor

By V Doctor , Updated Nov 23, 2016 08:45 AM EST
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Lenovo's line of 2-in-1s, which are very similar to Microsoft's Surface, has just added the Miix 510 which went on sale just last month. While this has earned generally positive feedback from critics, rumors say that another successor will be released soon: the Miix 520.

Reports say that the upcoming device will not look very much different from the Miix 510 but it will come with Intel's new Kaby Lake processor. The RAM will be increased from 8GB to 16GB. It will also come with a fingerprint sensor and it can now run on 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.

It is quite obvious that the selling point of this upcoming device is the Kay Lake processor while of course, the added specs will also do a lot of help. The Miix 510 is already on sale starting with $599 and runs with Intel's 6th generation Core i7 chip for its processor.

Those, however, who are looking for a significant boost in performance would might as well wait for a new round of 2-in-1s with Intel's latest chip since Kaby Lake is just an incremental mid-generation upgrade. Uber Gizmo reports that the upcoming Miix 520 will feature a 12.3 inch 1920x1200 pixel resolution display and will be accompanied by an optional keyboard as well as an active stylus.

As for storage, reports say that the Miix 520 could have as much as 1TB of internal storage and could even be expanded further with a microSD card. It also has a USB 3.0 port with two USB 2.0 ports, an 8 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front camera and a fingerprint sensor between the volume keys.

The Verge writes that although the Kaby Lake addition could excite a lot of potential buyers of the Miix 520, they should not expect too much from it. This is because this processor is just something to fill in while something else is being processed and it is not going to offer a groundbreaking jump in speed as compared to its predecessors. However, of course there will be some modest differences in power efficiency and app and web performance.

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