Some are calling Lenovo Miix 510 the it the Surface 4 Pro clone. But, how does it truly fair against Microsoft’s famous tablet? Let’s review the good and the bad of the Lenova Miix 510.

THE GOOD: Well, the Lenovo Miix 510 design takes some inspiration from the Surface 4 Pro, including the hinged kickstand that is as wide as the screen itself. However, Lenovo brings in some exclusive value here. Encouraged by the Yoga 900 series laptops, the Miix 510 is pretty flexible. The watchband type hinges allow the screen to tilt back 170 degrees. Not only that, but the Lenovo Miix 510 also impresses the reviewers with its magnetic detachable keyboard folio cover. This allows the user to type more comfortably on their desks or hard surface areas. The Lenovo Miix 510 also includes a USB-C port, which is utilized for video output and peripherals.


THE BAD: The Miix 510 has loud fans, which can make it a pain for more quiet locations. There is no memory card slot expansion available (but there’s another option for that, see below). The Active Pen, which is great for artists and easy to use, does not come with the tablet PC. It costs $40 extra, and comes with a holder that seems to block power jack access. Also, many reviewers complain about the small right-hand shift key.

The Lenovo Miix 510 is a bit  cheaper than Microsoft’s Surface 4 Pro, coming in at around $599.99 MSRP (compared to Surface 4 Pro’s Amazon pricing of $1075). For $750, you can get an upgraded version that includes 256 GB of storage (again, considering there is no SD/Micro SD card slot).

Overall, the Lenovo Miix 510 provides an elegant design, affordability and some distinctive attributes compared to the Surface 4 Pro. It is easy to see why it might be called the Surface 4 Pro’s clone, but we see it as the twin that wants its own bedroom already.