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Lenovo’s two new tablets to compete against Surface Pro



Lenovo announced many new devices at the IFA event which is being held these days in Berlin. Two of the more interesting announcements are the Lenovo Miix 510 (the successor to the Miix 700) and the Yoga Tab 3 Plus.

Lenovo Miix 510 specs and price

Given its somewhat similar specs and price, the Miix 510 is presumed to emerge as a serious rival for the Surface Pro 4 on the 2-in-1 tablets market. The Miix 510 sports a 12.2 inch screen and is powered by a 6th generation Core i7 processor. It features 8GB of RAM and it can last up to 7.5 hours on a single charge. It also offers LTE connectivity options as opposed to the Surface Pro.

In comparison to its predecessor, the Miix 700, this new tablet features a lower resolution display and it’s also heavier and thicker.

The Miix 510 is priced at $600 and it’s expected to be launched sometime in October 2016.

Yoga Tab 3 Plus specs and price

The Yoga Tab 3 Plus is the second tablet announced by Lenovo at IFA 2016 and it is the successor to the Yoga Tab 3.

To begin with, it sports a 10.1 inch screen with 2,560 x 1600 px in resolution. There are 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of native storage space. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor and a 9,300 mAh battery that makes it last up to 18 hours on a single charge.

It also comes with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.

It runs Android Marshmallow and it’s priced at $300 which makes it more expensive than the basic Yoga Tab 3 by $100 and less expensive than the Yoga Tab 3 Pro by $200. The launch and shipping are scheduled for October 2016.

Although Lenovo released many pictures of the upcoming Miix 510 tablet, it hasn’t posted any photos of the Yoga Tab 3 Plus yet and we’re eagerly waiting for them.


  1. I have one of the YT3 tablets and while I love the HW design, Lenovo has been very unresponsive on software updates. Just check their own forums for post after post of unresolved issues on the YT3 Pro and no SW updates for any of the YT family.

    I would consider a Windows based tablet from them as you are not dependent on Lenovo for updates. This will most likely be my last Lenovo Android tablet.

  2. I’ve always loved the Yoga Tab design – the 3 and 3 Plus retain and refine that, it seems (I own a YT 2 Android). Did they incorporate a fingerprint sensor in the rear protrusion where the stand’s hanging hole goes? I was just thinking awhile back while using my YT2 that the way the indent feels to the touch, it would be cool if Lenovo actually placed a fingerprint sensor there.

  3. I honestly don’t understand the criticism of the Surface Pro line NOT have LTE connectivity. That’s why you have a phone. You can easily use it as a mobile hotspot. Why add that functionality if you’ve got an easy alternative?

  4. because it adds to the ‘mobility’ and self sufficiency of tablets without having to rely on a smart phone for additional support.
    Out in the field it would be more useful if the laptop/tablet hybrid was the central hub and everything else peripheral.

    iPads would not sell as well as a ubiquitous mobile device if it did not have the ability to use it’s own LTE functionality.

    its like those who say why should tablets have cameras on them?

    -because it adds to the convenience of the device to do more, without sacrificing too much in power, battery life.
    -there are some uses in cameras on tablets – conferencing, alternative sign in methods plus having a bigger screen comes in handy for photographers to do some editing on the fly.

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