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Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE Convertible Review

Sebastian Jentsch, Tanja Hinum (translated by Bernie Pechlaner), 11/09/2016

Surface Follower. A 2-in-1 following in the footsteps of the MS Surface Pro 4 will likely be compared to it. Lenovo's convertible features better connectivity and a better SSD, but the display and the cameras are lacking.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510-12ISK
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510-12ISK

For the original German review, see here.

On their German homepage, Lenovo describes the 12.2-inch IdeaPad Miix 510-12ISK as a "powerful 2-in-1 PC". The new convertible is essentially a supercharged version of the Miix 700 with a standard 15 watt processor unit on board - the Intel Core i5 6200U (Skylake). This mainstream SoC sees duty in many laptops and offers very decent performance. Even some gaming laptops feature this CPU.

Users who'd like a tablet with this processor are in luck: Lenovo makes it possible. Of course, the Chinese manufacturer isn't the first one to do so, as Microsoft started offering the Surface Pro 4 with a similar SoC - the i5-6300U, which in this case offers as much performance as it would in a laptop - at the end of 2015.

After releasing the Miix 700 with Core m processor, Lenovo now offers models with a 15 watt CPU as well. The Miix 510-12 features active cooling just like the Surface Pro 4 with this SoC. Only the Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM with the liquid-cooled i5 6200U eschews a fan but still offers very decent performance.

The competition is well-positioned to take on the review convertible - especially when one considers that the aforementioned Aspire Switch 12 Alpha with the same hardware sells for 930 Euro (~$1040), but comes with a QHD display as an added bonus. Lenovo is asking 980 Euro (~$1090) for their 2-in-1; the LTE version is even more expensive. So in what aspects is the Miix 510 better? In addition to the Aspire Switch 12 Alpha, we consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 to be a worthy competitor. The Core m convertibles HP Elite x2 1012 G1Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 and Huawei MateBook m5-6Y57 are better suited as performance delineators. We'll use them in our review to determine the gap between the Core m systems and the IdeaPad Miix 510-12ISK.

Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE (Miix 510 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4 Dual Channel
Display
12.2 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 186 PPI, 10-finger multi-touch, native pen support, Unknown, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256, 256 GB 
, 185 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: Audio combo-jack, Brightness Sensor, Micro-SIM (Option LTE)
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 300 x 205 ( = 0.39 x 11.81 x 8.07 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Intel SR1 Real Battery, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix Front fixed focal length
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix Rear with autofocus
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo with Dolby Audio, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Power adapter 45W, Active Pen with battery, holder for the Active Pen, protective sleeve, Lenovo ID, Always Online, App Explorer for FPC, CCSDK, WRITEit, PC Manager, Cloud Disk, Microsoft Office Desktop, Yandex, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.236 kg ( = 43.6 oz / 2.72 pounds), Power Supply: 176 g ( = 6.21 oz / 0.39 pounds)
Price
980 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Solid construction with a watchband-style hinge
Solid construction with a watchband-style hinge

Lenovo uses a chassis made from aluminum - a good decision in our book, as it increases the overall sturdiness. The user will have to content with the slightly higher weight, but we'd rather opt for higher stability and a more upscale feel - especially considering the price of 1000 Euro (~$1115). The base unit consists of a bottom tray, which is capped off by the display towards the front. The area around the main camera (rear-facing) features a strip of plastic which hides the fans as well as the antennas (aluminum here would shield the signal).

The unit is extremely rigid torsionally  - the right, left, and lower edges resist normal bending attempts even with two hands. The upper edge is a different story, as the necessary plastic insert (WiFi, cooling) causes the Miix 510 to be weaker in this area. 

The watchband hinge is superior to the fold-out kickstand the Surface Pro 4HP Elite x2 1012 and Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 come with and holds the kickstand very securely, while allowing it to snap into place in the open position. Wear and tear are likely not going to be an issue. The two hinges consist of 280 stainless steel elements and allow a maximum opening angle of 150°. This guarantees near-perfect viewing angles for videos, word processing or when using the touchscreen. 

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510-12ISK sitting on the keyboard dock

The Miix 510 measures 9.9 mm without and 15 mm with the keyboard dock. The Surface Pro 4 measures 8.4 mm. The Aspire Switch Alpha 12 (11 mm) is about as thin, but with its keyboard, the 12-inch convertible measures 16 mm. Both the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 (8 mm) as well as the Huawei MateBook m5-6Y57 (6.9 mm) are fanless designs and easily take the crown. Users who want their 2-in-1 to be as thin as possible have to consider a fanless system.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Miix 510 comes with two USB ports - and that's it as far as the connectivity is concerned. According to Lenovo, the USB 3.0 Type-C port supports Alternate Mode. In addition to many USB docks, the user can also connect various adapter cables (identifier: USB Type-C plug to DisplayPort connector) which carry the label "DP Alt Mode". Cost: around 25 Euro (~$28). The Type-A USB port can charge other devices (Sleep & Charge). Unfortunately, the Miix 510 has no card reader - not even MicroSD.   

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Power On/Off, volume, headphone jack
Power On/Off, volume, headphone jack
Power adapter, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Type-C, right + left dual array microphone
Power adapter, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Type-C, right + left dual array microphone

Communication

A speedy Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 with Bluetooth 4.0 is responsible for data communication. The AC module is capable of high transfer speeds and even outperforms the Dell XPS 13 in that regard. We conduct our measurements under ideal conditions one meter away from the router without anything else connecting at the same time. The server is physically connected via LAN. The back of the Miix 510 features a Micro-SIM card slot - relevant for the LTE version - located underneath its kickstand.

Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (jseb)
638 MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Dell Wireless 1820A 802.11ac
579 MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
Broadcom BCM4356 802.11ac 2x2:2 (876 Mbps)
534 MBit/s ∼84% -16%
Asus Zenbook UX360UA-C4159T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
505 MBit/s ∼79% -21%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
Asus Zenbook UX360UA-C4159T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
526 MBit/s ∼100% +5%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (jseb)
500 MBit/s ∼95%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Dell Wireless 1820A 802.11ac
461 MBit/s ∼88% -8%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
Broadcom BCM4356 802.11ac 2x2:2 (876 Mbps)
453 MBit/s ∼86% -9%

Webcam

Lenovo promises "lots of fun when taking high-quality photos with the 5 MP (2560 x 1440) camera". A lofty claim which the camera fails to deliver, as some areas are far from sharp with lots of grain. Focusing works well though and the colors have plenty of contrast. For a 4K TV the quality is not good enough, but for ebay images or for vacation snapshots the camera is certainly sufficient. Overall quality of the 5 MP camera doesn't quite reach the standards set by some midrange smartphones.

The front-facing webcam (1600 x 900) follows in the footsteps of other, run-of-the-mill webcams with low resolution and almost unusable picture quality. 

Main camera: good focus ability, clear contours
Main camera: good focus ability, clear contours
Webcam: noisy, colors not that vivid
Webcam: noisy, colors not that vivid
Main camera: daylight
Main camera: daylight
Webcam: daylight
Webcam: daylight
Reference camera EOS 1100D
Reference camera EOS 1100D
 

Accessories and Software

Power adapter 45 watts
Power adapter 45 watts
Active Pen attached to the pen holder, connected to USB
Active Pen attached to the pen holder, connected to USB

The box contains not only the power adapter, but also the Active Pen (universal, also for Miix 700/Yoga 900s), which costs about 40 Euro (~$45) when purchased on its own. In addition, the manufacturer offers the Lenovo 500 2.0 Bluetooth speaker and the Lenovo 500 Extra Bass In-Ear headphone as accessories for the 12.2-inch convertible.  

Lenovo doesn't abandon the user as far as the software is concerned and confidently calls what they provide "value-add applications". Most of these applications are listed on Lenovo's website, but we couldn't find them on our review unit - and maybe that's a good thing. Interesting is the "Lenovo Companion", which provides tools like a hardware scan utility, software optimization, and system update.

  • Lenovo ID – Access to exclusive Lenovo offers
  • Lenovo Always Online
  • Lenovo App Explorer for FPC
  • Lenovo CCSDK - Customer Engagement Service (CCSDK) 
  • Lenovo WRITEit - Write and draw on screen
  • Lenovo PC Manager - Control Suite
  • Lenovo Cloud Disk
  • Microsoft Office Desktop
  • Yandex

Warranty

The hardware warranty in Germany only covers the Miix 510 for one year. Lenovo provides additional warranties on their webpage after the serial number of the respective device is entered. For our Miix, an upgrade from 2 years depot warranty to 3 years in-home service costs 68 Euro (~$75).

Input Devices

Keyboard

The keyboard dock is easy and quick to type on thanks to the crisp feedback and the large keys. At 1.5 mm the key travel is rather short, but still sufficiently large. The key stroke is solid - at least as long as the keyboard is sitting on a flat surface. The keyboard locks magnetically into a second position, which isn't any better from an ergonomic standpoint, although many users will likely prefer it. The entire keyboard now flexes a little, but that's not really that big of a deal.

The palm rest and the keyboard surround are rubberized, which provides ample slip resistance. The keyboard is not backlit, although Leonovo says a backlight is optional. For the sake of completeness: the keyboard dock servers as a folio case and protects the display.

Touchpad

The clickpad feels a bit wooden: the travel distance is very short and the clicking sound very hollow-sounding and too loud - not something we would want to use in a library. The keyboard is not completely silent, but provides just enough acoustic feedback to aid in typing.

The small surface isn't particularly smooth. Quite annoying is the fact that the pad is hinged up top, which is actually quite typical for clickpads. The stroke distance is thus much larger at the bottom. The pressure needed for clicking around the mid-line is quite high already and the clicking sounds get progressively louder.

Large keys, good spacing, crisp feedback
Large keys, good spacing, crisp feedback

Touchscreen and Active Pen

The multitouch panel is sensitive to touch even at the very edges and responds accurately and fluently - something we have come to expect from most touch panels. Fingerprints are quite visible on the glossy surface though. The Active Pen helps in that regard, but also improves the accuracy and makes some creative applications possible in the first place.

The Active Pen registers 2048 pressure levels and is suitable for both writing and drawing. The pressure sensitivity consists of the sum of the different tilt angles when holding the pen. The graphic tools calculate the thickness of the line, the edges of the line, etc. This simulates the action of a real pen on paper, even though the stylus is moving on the panel.

Active Pen 2048 levels
Active Pen 2048 levels
Two buttons
Two buttons
Location of the AAA battery (included)
Location of the AAA battery (included)

Display

Subpixel array 12.2-inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200
Subpixel array 12.2-inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200
Screen bleeding in the left corner and middle of the bottom edge
Screen bleeding in the left corner and middle of the bottom edge

We'll go with Lenovo's nomenclature and call it a FHD+ panel - but the 12.2-inch display actually features 1920 x 1200 pixels and a corresponding pixel density of 186 PPI. A closer examination still reveals the individual pixels, but only just. The TFT display supports 10-finger multitouch as well as the Active Pen. AnyPen-technology - which would allow the use of pretty much anything as an input device - is not supported.

Unfortunately, the IPS panel uses PWM at 125 Hz starting at brightness levels of just 90 % and below. Sensitive users might experience headaches or problems with their eyes.

The brightness of 324 cd/m² is in line what we would expect and just below average compared to the competition. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Huawei MateBook with 400 and 425 cd/m² are clearly brighter, however. The contrast ratio of 924:1 is also just average, but certainly not worth complaining about. Light bleeding is fairly minor with small brighter areas at the bottom edge.

331
cd/m²
343
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
315
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
303
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 343 cd/m² Average: 324.1 cd/m² Minimum: 2.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 327 cd/m²
Contrast: 934:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.54 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 9.52 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
92% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 59% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.35
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Unknown, , 1920x1200, 12.2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
Samsung 123YL01-001 ID: SDC3853, , 2736x1824, 12.3
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
LG Philips, , 1920x1280, 12.1
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Panasonic VVX12T041N00, , 2160x1440, 12
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Samsung L_QLLTN120QL01L01, , 2160x1440, 12
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
TMA 1200 Unknown Vendor, , 2160x1440, 12
Response Times
-45%
0%
230%
33%
25%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
33 (21, 12)
46 (17.2, 28.8, plateau, spikes in between)
-39%
33.2 (15.2, 18)
-1%
20 (5, 15, detail 5 schraffiert)
39%
30 (11, 19)
9%
25 (9, 16)
24%
Response Time Black / White *
23 (10, 13)
31.2 (6, 25.2, Spikes in between)
-36%
22.8 (10.4, 12.4)
1%
34 (15, 19, [email protected]% mit/ohne PSU)
-48%
16 (4.4, 11.6)
30%
17 (4, 13)
26%
PWM Frequency
125 (90)
50 (50)
-60%
1000 (100)
700%
200 (18)
60%
Screen
21%
1%
6%
4%
4%
Brightness middle
327
413
26%
322
-2%
345
6%
341
4%
451
38%
Brightness
324
396
22%
319
-2%
328
1%
318
-2%
425
31%
Brightness Distribution
88
87
-1%
97
10%
91
3%
87
-1%
80
-9%
Black Level *
0.35
0.36
-3%
0.42
-20%
0.38
-9%
0.36
-3%
0.37
-6%
Contrast
934
1147
23%
767
-18%
908
-3%
947
1%
1219
31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.54
3.09
53%
6.02
8%
8.4
-28%
6
8%
11.04
-69%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
15.59
10.06
35%
11.9
24%
14.92
4%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
9.52
3.92
59%
6.29
34%
4.3
55%
8.12
15%
10.45
-10%
Gamma
2.35 94%
2.3 96%
2.4 92%
2.63 84%
2.23 99%
2 110%
CCT
8802 74%
7333 89%
7712 84%
7368 88%
7011 93%
8849 73%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59
61
3%
47.8
-19%
62
5%
63.4
7%
74
25%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
92
97
5%
73.2
-20%
97.4
6%
100
9%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-12% / 4%
1% / 1%
118% / 62%
19% / 11%
15% / 8%

* ... smaller is better

Color space AdobeRGB 59 %
Color space AdobeRGB 59 %
Color space sRGB 92 %
Color space sRGB 92 %

The display can't cover the sRGB and AdobeRGB colorspaces - most competitors fare better here. The MateBook in particular stands out with 100 % sRGB coverage, but photo editors are unlikely going to be happy with a Core m machine. For that reason, our nod goes to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 here, which also features the highest resolution (2736 x 1824 pixels). Coverage of the reference color spaces is important for users who plan on printing their work, as it's important to see all the colors which will end up on the final print. With comparatively high DeltaE-deviations of 9.5 and 6.5 we can't say the color performance is particularly impressive. As shipped, the Miix 510 panel has a distinctly bluish hue. A calibration takes care of that - but of course not all uses have a photo-spectrometer at home. The color profile linked above should at least provide a starting point.

CalMAN Graylevels
CalMAN Graylevels
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker

The brightness doesn't decrease when the Miix 510 is running on battery. As long as the panel isn't exposed to direct sunlight, we found the 12-inch convertible easy enough to work with despite the glossy panel properties. We deactivated the sensor for the the pictures and selected maximum brightness.

Outdoors - cloudy sky
Outdoors - cloudy sky
Brightness is stable while running on battery (sensor off)
Brightness is stable while running on battery (sensor off)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
23 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 28 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
33 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 125 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 125 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 125 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9152 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

As it is typical for panels based on IPS technology, the viewing angle stability is great regardless of the viewing position. We awarded the Miix 510 the maximum score (100 %).

Viewing angles Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Viewing angles Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE

Performance

The i5 6200U is a standard 15 watt SoC, which is used in a plethora of laptops thanks to the great price-to-performance ratio. Some tablets are equipped with the same Skylake CPU - namely the Surface Pro 4 and the Switch Alpha 12. The Miix 510 is available in quite a few version with prices ranging from 730 to 1100 Euro (~$815 to ~$1230). The least expensive version ships with an Intel Core i3 6100U and a 128 GB SSD. The top-of-the-line version features the Core i7 6500U with 256 GB SSD and LTE (Micro-SIM). 

Systeminfo: CPU-Z CPU
Systeminfo: CPU-Z Mainboard
Systeminfo: CPU-Z Memory
Systeminfo: CPU-Z Cache
Systeminfo: GPU-Z HD 520
Systeminfo: HWinfo
Latency Monitor

Processor

Prime95 @2.2 GHz
Prime95 @2.2 GHz

The Core i5 6200U (2.3 GHz) can reach 2.8 GHz at the maximum Turbo speed - but can the SoC achieve this performance level in the Miix 510 as well? That's not a trivial question, because modern SoCs only run as fast as the cooling permits. Manufactures often implement thermal limits, which reduce the Turbo when the SoC starts to overheat.

Tasked with the Cinebench R15 benchmark, the CPU runs at 2.3 GHz (mulit-core test). The CPU stress test with Prime95 resulted in a frequency of 2.2 GHz, so a little bit slower. While performing simple tasks, the SoC remains within its Turbo range, but the Turbo-utilization isn't great. The CB R15 muli-core test score proves this point, as the Miix 510 lags about 15 % behind the Aspire Switch Alpha 12 and even trails the HP Elite x2 with Intel Core m5 6Y54.


The single-core results are better: here the Miix 510 runs almost neck-to-neck with the Surface Pro 4 and the Switch Alpha 12. The gist of it: the 6200U doesn't run at its theoretical maximum when continues loads are applied. How do convertibles with Core m and Kaby Lake y CPUs compare? These systems trail the Miix 510 by between 4 to 24 %. The reason for the big spread are the thermal properties of each unit - although all of them are fanless. Surprisingly strong is the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 with Core m5 6Y54, which ends up trailing by just a few percentage points.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
Intel Core i5-6300U
122 Points ∼56% +5%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U
116 Points ∼53%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel Core i5-6200U
114 Points ∼52% -2%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
Intel Core m5-6Y54
111 Points ∼51% -4%
Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M09D
Intel Core i5-7Y54
111 Points ∼51% -4%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
Intel Core m5-6Y54
107 Points ∼49% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Intel Core m5-6Y54
99 Points ∼45% -15%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
Intel Core m3-6Y30
88 Points ∼40% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
Intel Core i5-6300U
306 Points ∼7% +24%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel Core i5-6200U
289 Points ∼7% +17%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
Intel Core m5-6Y54
255 Points ∼6% +4%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U
246 Points ∼6%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
Intel Core m5-6Y54
232 Points ∼5% -6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
Intel Core m3-6Y30
206 Points ∼5% -16%
Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M09D
Intel Core i5-7Y54
205 Points ∼5% -17%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Intel Core m5-6Y54
200 Points ∼5% -19%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
116 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
246 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
39.88 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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System Performance

PCMark 8 Work details
PCMark 8 Work details
PCMark 8 Home details
PCMark 8 Home details
PCMark 8 Storage details
PCMark 8 Storage details

The SoC can't quite reach its performance potential, so of course we have to ask ourselves how the results of the PCMark benchmark tests are affected. The answer: not at all. The Lenovo convertible surpasses the Switch Alpha 12 slightly (+ 5%) and Microsoft Surface Pro 4 quite easily (+ 14%). Interesting is the fact that it's not just the Core m systems (4.5 watts) which lose out against the 15 watt convertible. The Acer Spin 7 SP714 clearly shows that a fast SSD goes a long way towards achieving a top score - despite the fact that the Spin 7 disappointed us with the performance of its Kaby Lake ULV processor, which trailed the predecessor-SoC. Even the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 with the Skylake Y CPU does reasonably well.

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
4197 Points ∼64%
Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M09D
HD Graphics 615, 7Y54, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3256GG
4076 Points ∼63% -3%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
3996 Points ∼61% -5%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
3932 Points ∼60% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
3837 Points ∼59% -9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
3697 Points ∼57% -12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
3186 Points ∼49% -24%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1027
2721 Points ∼42% -35%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
3281 Points ∼54% +1%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
3264 Points ∼54%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
2983 Points ∼49% -9%
Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M09D
HD Graphics 615, 7Y54, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3256GG
2979 Points ∼49% -9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
2770 Points ∼45% -15%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
2733 Points ∼45% -16%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1027
2717 Points ∼45% -17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
2426 Points ∼40% -26%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3264 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4197 points
Help

Storage Device

The Samsung PM951 (NVMe MZVLV256) easily takes first place as far as the SSD performance is concerned. Lenovo chose wisely here, especially since the SSD positively affects application performance. Even the Surface Pro 4, which normally tops the charts in most categories, trails the Miix here (-39%).

Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
Liteon L8H-256V2G
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1027
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-39%
-27%
-38%
-36%
-25%
Write 4k QD32
305.1
153.6
-50%
268.4
-12%
197.1
-35%
154
-50%
178.2
-42%
Read 4k QD32
411.2
368.3
-10%
285
-31%
272
-34%
389.5
-5%
269.6
-34%
Write 4k
122.7
101.5
-17%
90.27
-26%
76.83
-37%
95.48
-22%
64.47
-47%
Read 4k
41.07
28.51
-31%
28.31
-31%
29.3
-29%
36.2
-12%
31.83
-22%
Write 512
305.2
154.2
-49%
295.7
-3%
201
-34%
154.5
-49%
295.2
-3%
Read 512
650.7
266.3
-59%
351.7
-46%
374.9
-42%
401.2
-38%
376
-42%
Write Seq
305.4
154.2
-50%
297.2
-3%
199.9
-35%
153.5
-50%
462.1
51%
Read Seq
1271
666
-48%
500.5
-61%
518.1
-59%
497.9
-61%
512.3
-60%
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
Sequential Read: 1271 MB/s
Sequential Write: 305.4 MB/s
512K Read: 650.7 MB/s
512K Write: 305.2 MB/s
4K Read: 41.07 MB/s
4K Write: 122.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 411.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 305.1 MB/s

GPU Performance

The HD 520 is a run-of-the-mill integrated GPU, which scores about as well as we would have expected. The owner of the Miix 510 can expect the performance of a simple, integrated laptop graphics card. Surprisingly good once again: the HD 515 in the HP Elite x2 1012 G1

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1428 Points ∼3% +9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6300U
1402 Points ∼3% +7%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1306 Points ∼3%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel Core m5-6Y54
1200 Points ∼2% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel Core m5-6Y54
1014 Points ∼2% -22%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel Core m5-6Y54
781 Points ∼2% -40%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6300U
905 Points ∼2%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel Core m5-6Y54
797 Points ∼2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel Core m5-6Y54
697 Points ∼2%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6300U
7455 Points ∼4% +19%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
7307 Points ∼4% +17%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel Core m5-6Y54
6308 Points ∼3% +1%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
6271 Points ∼3%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel Core m5-6Y54
5638 Points ∼3% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel Core m5-6Y54
5259 Points ∼3% -16%
3DMark 11 Performance
1428 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4755 points
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Gaming Performance

A spot check with various games clearly shows that the HD 520 isn't suitable for playing demanding 3D titles. The iGPU delivers about the same performance it does in other tablets, however.

BioShock Infinite - 1280x720 Very Low Preset
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
58.1 fps ∼100% +25%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
54.4 fps ∼94% +17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
52.42 fps ∼90% +13%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
46.3 fps ∼80%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
44.1 fps ∼76% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
33.1 fps ∼57% -29%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1027
26.5 fps ∼46% -43%
Thief - 1024x768 Very Low Preset
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
18.2 fps ∼100%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1027
13.9 fps ∼76% -24%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1024x768 Lowest Preset
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
17.4 fps ∼100%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
17 fps ∼98% -2%
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1027
7.3 fps ∼42% -58%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 46.324.9fps
Thief (2014) 18.211.2fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 17.49.2fps

Emissions

System Noise

Fan noise characteristics
Fan noise characteristics

During longer idle periods, the fan of the Miix 510 stops completely at times, but only as long as the convertible is running on battery power. When the unit is plugged in, the fan spins constantly and produces audible noise. The fan spools up quickly when load is applied and keeps going for several minutes at high RPM even when the load has been removed.

Noise Level

Idle
30.15 / 30.8 / 31 dB(A)
Load
36.8 / 33.8 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.15 dB(A)

Temperature

Stress test @1.3 GHz / 748 MHz (CPU / iGPU)
Stress test @1.3 GHz / 748 MHz (CPU / iGPU)

So the noise level is actual lower during the stress test than when moderate loads are applied? Yes, since throttling improves the thermal condition and the fan doesn't have to spin as fast. For this reason, the observed surface temperatures aren't actually that high - we measured 41 degrees C, which is fairly moderate. Fanless Core m and Kaby Lake Y systems get about as hot.

During the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running for two hours), the clock speed drops from 2.3 GHz to 1.3 GHz with the iGPU running at 748 MHz. As soon as we quit Furmark and thus stopped the GPU load, the processor clock bounced back to 2.1 - 2.2 GHz within 5 seconds. A Cinebench benchmark test run immediately after therefore yields comparable results.

 26.3 °C
79 F
27.6 °C
82 F
27.2 °C
81 F
 
 26.8 °C
80 F
27.3 °C
81 F
27.5 °C
82 F
 
 36.8 °C
98 F
33.8 °C
93 F
35.4 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 36.8 °C = 98 F
Average: 29.9 °C = 86 F
25.1 °C
77 F
26.1 °C
79 F
25 °C
77 F
25.4 °C
78 F
26.2 °C
79 F
25.5 °C
78 F
25.1 °C
77 F
25.7 °C
78 F
25.5 °C
78 F
Maximum: 26.2 °C = 79 F
Average: 25.5 °C = 78 F
Power Supply (max.)  32.5 °C = 91 F | Room Temperature 20.6 °C = 69 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.8 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 30.4 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.4 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.5 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.9 °C / 86 F, compared to the device average of 30.4 °C / 87 F.
(-) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 40.2 °C / 104.4 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (-11.1 °C / -20 F).
Temperature stress test top, Flir one
Temperature stress test top, Flir one
Temperature stress test bottom, Flir one
Temperature stress test bottom, Flir one
Temperature idle top, Flir one
Temperature idle top, Flir one
Temperature idle bottom, Flir one
Temperature idle bottom, Flir one

Speakers

The speakers unfortunately are far from great with unimpressive lows and tortured-sounding highs. The speakers are located on the left and right side of the tablet and are unsuitable for extended music and movie sessions. We recommend headphones or external speakers connected to the headphone jack or via Bluetooth instead. In either case, the Dolby application proves to be actually useful and can improve the sound quality depending on the scenario. The software has nearly no effect at all when using the integrated speakers, however.

Whether voice or video calls, Miix 510 is optimized for VoIP with a 2 MP HD webcam, and dual array mics with noise cancellation technology that reduces background noise and interference - Lenovo

We already commented on the webcam earlier, but now we have something positive to say: the dual array microphones work very well with no background noise even at larger distances. The microphones are housed on the left side of the tablet, next to the physical ports. We were able to record at the same level a distance of up to two meters - even when we were turned away from the convertible - although voices then started to sound muffled. Overall the result is quite good and the dual mics are more impressive than the speakers - and definitely much better than the webcam.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.332.831.32529.532.529.53130.136.930.14028.329.928.35026.631.226.66326.826.326.88026.726.326.710026.526.626.51252824.72816031.224.131.220032.622.232.62503021.53031537.120.737.140053.22053.250053.819.253.863056.618.556.6800541854100056.71856.7125059.517.559.5160060.317.260.3200053.917.553.9250055.917.455.9315063.217.663.2400060.617.860.650006117.861630050.117.950.1800050.117.950.11000055.917.855.91250053.417.753.41600040.722.140.7SPL70.430.270.4N25.31.425.3median 53.8median 18median 53.8Delta8.32.28.331.331.733.430.429.528.926.227.234.531.237.939.536.646.749.358.665.465.259.863.261.764.464.862.763.767.274.668.855.446.97868.73921.8median 59.810.837.536.637.239.838.639.136.936.639.536.941.746.752.756.261.666.366.164.862.46763.861.562.653.944.646.245.350.355.954.3median 54.38.633.532.233.53231.73235.131.835.131.631.431.632.430.432.430.326.830.328.526.828.529.526.129.533.52633.536253638.224.338.238.922.738.947.22247.25621.35652.520.652.561.419.661.46819.16865.118.865.158.918.658.963.718.863.762.618.362.663.418.663.466.218.666.265.118.765.158.318.858.355.918.955.956.719.156.750.81950.844.818.844.836.318.736.374.931.274.9331.633median 56median 19median 5610.41.310.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GEAcer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HMLenovo IdeaPad Miix 700Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (62 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 66% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 70% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73 dB)
Analysis not possible as minimum curve is missing or too high

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.3 dB)
Analysis not possible as minimum curve is missing or too high

Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (67 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (14.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 76% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 78% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequenzdiagramm im Vergleich (Checkboxen oben an-/abwählbar!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Interestingly enough, the Miix's "load average" result is fairly high and exceeds the values we recorded for both the Surface Pro 4 and the Switch Alpha 12. We measure the maximum load during our stress test. The result of only 27 watts in this case is a result of the aggressive throttling down to 1.3 GHz. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.33 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.2 / 11.5 / 11.7 Watt
Load midlight 31 / 27.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
6200U, HD Graphics 520, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256, IPS, 1920x1200, 12.2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
6300U, HD Graphics 520, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe, IPS, 2736x1824, 12.3
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
6Y54, HD Graphics 515, Liteon L8H-256V2G, IPS, 1920x1280, 12.1
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
6200U, HD Graphics 520, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2, IPS, 2160x1440, 12
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
6Y54, HD Graphics 515, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1027, IPS, 2160x1440, 12
Power Consumption
18%
18%
-7%
0%
Idle Minimum *
4.2
4.4
-5%
3.7
12%
7.3
-74%
7.4
-76%
Idle Average *
11.5
9
22%
6.8
41%
10
13%
11.6
-1%
Idle Maximum *
11.7
10.7
9%
7.6
35%
10.15
13%
11.6
1%
Load Average *
31
19.6
37%
22.5
27%
25.2
19%
16.8
46%
Load Maximum *
27.4
19.9
27%
34.5
-26%
29.3
-7%
19.1
30%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Miix 510 keeps you connected all day long with up to 8 hours of battery life. - Lenovo

Lenovo clearly fails to deliver on their claim - we only recorded 5 hours and 22 minutes during our WiFi test before the convertible shut down. The competition outperforms our 2-in-1, with the Surface Pro 4 and the Elite x2 lasting about 7 and 7 hours and 30 minutes, respectively. The reason is not easy to discern, since the Miix 510 is equipped with a large 50 Wh battery. The likely culprit is the much higher power consumption under load. 

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
11h 36min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
5h 22min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 51min
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
6200U, HD Graphics 520, 50 Wh
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB
6300U, HD Graphics 520, 38 Wh
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
6Y54, HD Graphics 515, 37 Wh
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
6200U, HD Graphics 520, 37 Wh
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
6Y54, HD Graphics 515, 41 Wh
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y54
6Y54, HD Graphics 515, 33 Wh
Battery Runtime
21%
20%
-2%
34%
-18%
Reader / Idle
696
899
29%
732
5%
640
-8%
861
24%
478
-31%
WiFi v1.3
322
427
33%
443
38%
321
0%
440
37%
263
-18%
Load
111
111
0%
130
17%
112
1%
157
41%
106
-5%
H.264
432
468
450

Pros

+ good keyboard
+ Type-A and Type-C USB
+ sturdy, upscale construction
+ option for LTE
+ usable main camera
+ good microphone

Cons

- display not very vivid
- PWM at and below 90 % brightness
- fan always on during idle / when connected to power
- no monitor-out
- mediocre webcam
- battery life not that great

Verdict

In review: Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE. Test model courtesy of campuspoint
In review: Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE. Test model courtesy of campuspoint

Is the Lenovo Miix 510 Pro a worthy competitor to the Surface Pro 4? Yes, with a few caveats, as the 2-in-1 doesn't quite perform as well overall as Microsoft's unit does. The Miix would need a longer battery life, a better main camera and a more vivid display to achieve a better score.

We appreciate the high build quality and the good keyboard, but are less impressed with the small clickpad. The application performance is excellent, even though the CPU only runs at the nominal frequency during the benchmark tests. Thanks to the keyboard, the decent microphone and the physical ports (Type-A, Type-C), the Miix 510 is an almost ideal and very convenient companion for communication and work. We would've preferred a monitor-out on the unit itself, because as it stands now, the user has to purchase a USB dock.

Lenovo offers a lot of different configurations of the Miix 510, so users can pick a suitable entry-level or high-end version as desired. Acer follows a similar approach with the Switch 12 Alpha, which is available at prices ranging from 650 to 1200 Euro (~$720 to ~$1330).

The Aspire Switch Alpha 12 is definitely an alternative - particularly if a higher display resolution is desired. LTE isn't an option, however, but Acer does offer a 512 GB SSD. Only some models include the stylus, so that's something to be aware of. The keyboard dock is always included.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with the Type Cover and 256 GB sells for 1300 Euro (~$1440). The Core i5 6300U is comparable (meaning not a lot faster). The Surface Pro features a higher resolution, better colors, and a stylus, but lacks LTE and a USB Type-C port. At 980 Euro (~$1085), the Miix 510 Pro is positioned pretty well price-wise. The review convertible comes with an Intel Core i5 6200U, 8 GB DDR4 RAM and a 256 GB SSD; the keyboard is included as well. The Lenovo 2-in-1 is priced slightly higher than a comparable Switch 12 Alpha.

Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE - 11/01/2016 v5.1
Sebastian Jentsch

Chassis
84 / 98 → 86%
Keyboard
84%
Pointing Device
80%
Connectivity
40 / 80 → 50%
Weight
72 / 35-78 → 86%
Battery
84%
Display
81%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 81%
Application Performance
83 / 87 → 96%
Temperature
89%
Noise
92%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
74%
82%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Jentsch, 2016-11- 9 (Update: 2018-05-15)
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Bernhard Pechlaner - Review Editor
Ended up in the IT sector in the 90s more or less accidentally and have remained in the industry (as a sysadmin) ever since. Always been interested in laptops - first purchase was - if memory serves correctly - a Toshiba Satellite T2115CS with DX4-75 processor, 4 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk drive (and Windows 3.1). To this day, laptops appeal to me - much to the chagrin of my wife, who doesn’t seem understand why we need 5-10 of them at any given time ;-).