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Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 520. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas the portability and usability get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review


The Surface Pro alternative. Faster than the fastest Surface Pro and cheaper as well, the Lenovo tablet returns with Kaby Lake-R to boost the Miix family back on top.

Active stylus, carrying case, and backlit keyboard base included ; USB Type-A, USB Type-C, and MicroSD reader ; strong watchband hinge ; excellent chassis quality ; fast NVMe SSD ; optional LTE

small and spongy trackpad; tracking issues on our unit ; pulse-width modulation on nearly all brightness levels ; CPU unable to maintain maximum Turbo Boost ; dimmer display backlight than the competition ; average battery life; small battery capacity...

The best aspects of the Miix 520 are its processor performance, SSD performance, port versatility, and price. Its performance-per-Dollar is one of the best in the market at the moment as most other Windows tablets are still stuck with Core Y or 7th...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Lenovo's Miix 520 is a Surface Pro clone with a longer battery


The Miix 520's new eighth-gen Intel processor helps push this two-in-one ahead of the competition.

The Lenovo Miix 520 looks identical to the Miix 510, but its new processor and components help get you better performance and battery life. Far-field microphones have been added for better use of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant. Keyboard cover...

The pen holder completely blocks the USB-A port and, when it's holding the pen, partially blocks the power jack and USB-C port. The fans can get a little too loud for quiet environments. Battery life is unimpressive.

Intel's eighth-gen Core i5 processor breathes new life into Lenovo's midrange detachable two-in-one to make the Miix 520 an excellent choice for home office and students.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Kyle Funk (

Lenovo Miix 520 review: A 2-in-1 laptop tablet hybrid that builds on last year's model


With the Lenovo Miix 520 out and about, it keeps the same look and feel as the Miix 510, but with a slight upgrade in the processor, graphics, and camera departments. Let's take a look at how different the Miix 520 is from its younger brother the Miix...

Elegant Design ; Windows 10 Home ; Battery life ; Camera

Price is a bit too high for what you're getting compared to last years model ; Speakers

Overall, the Lenovo Miix 520 2-in-1 laptop does the job if you’re using it for basic work such as something for school, watching videos on YouTube or Hulu, or a work conference with Skype. The increase in price doesn’t seem to match with the upgrades...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Kort testrapport Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible


Het Surface Pro alternatief. De Lenovo tablet is door Kaby Lake-R sneller dan de snelste Surface Pro en ook nog goedkoper, en brengt de Miix-familie terug naar de top.

actieve stylus, draagtas en verlicht toetsenbord standaard meegeleverd ; USB Type-A, USB Type-C en microSD-kaartlezer ; sterke polsband-scharnier ; uitstekende kwaliteit behuizing ; snelle NVMe SSD ; optionele LTE

klein en sponzig touchpad; gebruiks-issues in ons testmodel ; PWM op bijna alle helderheidsniveaus ; CPU kan niet maximale Turbo Boost vasthouden ; zwakker beeldscherm backlight dan de concurrentie ; matige batterijlevensduur; kleine batterijcapaciteit...

Dit is de verkorte versie van het originele artikel. Het volledige, Engelse testrapport vind je hier. De Miix 520 is een erg goede aankoop zolang kopers zich bewust zijn van de nadelen. De snelle CPU zorgt voor een hoger systeemgeluid en vaker...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Recensione breve del Convertibile Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD)


L'alternativa al Surface Pro. Più scattante rispetto al Surface Pro più veloce ed anche più economico, il tablet Lenovo ritorna con una Kaby Lake-R per portare al top la famiglia Miix.

Active stylus, case trasportabile, tastiera illuminata, tutto incluso ; USB Type-A, USB Type-C, e lettore MicroSD ; cerniera potente ; eccellente qualità dello chassis ; veloce SSD NVMe ; LTE opzionale

trackpad piccolo e spugnoso; problemi di tracking sul nostro modello ; PWM a quasi tutti i livelli di luminosità ; la CPU non mantiene il Turbo Boost massimo ; retroilluminazione del display inferiore rispetto alla concorrenza ; autonomia media;...

I punti di forza del Miix 520 sono le prestazioni del processore, le prestazioni dell'SSD, la versatiltà delle porte, e il prezzo. Il rapporto prezzo- prestazioni è uno dei migliori sul mercato al momento, in quanto la maggioranza di tablets Windows...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Breve Análise do Conversível Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD)


A alternativa para o Surface Pro. Mais veloz que o Surface Pro mais rápido, e mais barato também, o tablet Lenovo retorna com Kaby Lake-R para impulsionar a família Miix de volta para o topo.

Stylus ativo, carcaça fácil de carregar, e base de teclado iluminado estão incluídos ; USB Type-A, USB Type-C, e leitor MicroSD ; Forte dobradiça ; Excelente qualidade do chassi ; SSD NVMe veloz ; LTE opcional

Trackpad pequeno e esponjoso; problemas de rastreamento em nossa unidade ; PWM em quase todos os níveis de brilho ; CPU incapaz de manter o Turbo Boost máximo ; luz de fundo mais fraca do que a concorrência ; Duração da bateria média; capacidade baixa...

Os melhores aspectos do Miix 520 são o desempenho do processador, desempenho do SSD, versatilidade das portas e o preço. Seu desempenho por dólar é um dos melhores no mercado no momento, já que a maioria dos outros tablets Windows ainda conta com as...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Test Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible


Die Surface-Pro-Alternative. Schneller als das schnellste Surface Pro und dabei trotzdem billiger: aufgewertet mit Kaby-Lake-R-Hardware schiebt sich das Lenovo Miix wieder an die Spitze.

Stylus, Tragetasche und beleuchtete Tastatur im Preis inbegriffen ; USB Type-A, USB Type-C, und MicroSD-Lesegerät ; stabiles Uhrenarmbandscharnier ; hervorragende Qualität des Chassis ; schnelle NVMe-SSD ; optionales LTE

kleines und schwammiges Touchpad; Navigationsprobleme beim Testgerät ; PWM fast bei allen Helligkeitsstufen ; CPU kann den maximalen Turbo-Boost nicht halten ; das Display ist nicht ganz so hell wie bei der Konkurrenz ; kleiner Akku mit kurzen...

CPU-Leistung, SSD-Performance, Ausstattung und Preis - das sind wohl die besten Aspekte des Miix 520. Wenn es um gute Leistung für wenig Geld geht, hat das Lenovo-Tablet eindeutig die Nase vorn, speziell da ja die meisten Windows-Tablets derzeit noch...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo ( )

Breve análisis del convertible Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD)


La alternativa al Surface Pro. Más rápido que el Surface Pro más rápido y más asequible a la vez, el tablet de Lenovo vuelve con una Kaby Lake-R para volver a poner la familia Miix en lo alto.

Lápiz activo, funda de transporte y base de teclado retroiluminado incluidos ; USB tipo A, USB tipo C y lector MicroSD ; bisagra de la correa fuerte ; carcasa de excelente calidad ; SSD NVMe rápido ; LTE opcional

trackpad pequeño y esponjoso; problemas de seguimiento en nuestro modelo ; PWM en casi todos los niveles de brillo ; La CPU no puede mantener el máximo Turbo Boost ; La pantalla es menos brillante que la de la competencia ; aguante promedio de la...

Los mejores aspectos del Miix 520 son su rendimiento de procesador, rendimiento de SSD, versatilidad de puertos y precio. Su ratio de rendimiento/dolar es uno de los mejores en el mercado actual, ya que otros tablets Windows aún tienen Core Y u otras...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Обзор Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD)


На замену Surface Pro. Компания Lenovo вышла на рынок с очередным планшетом-конвертером в руках. Он работает быстрее и стоит меньше Microsoft Surface Pro, но достаточно ли простого обновления процессора, чтобы устройства Miix снова стали...

поставляется с чехлом, активным стилусом, клавиатурой ; есть USB Type-A, USB Type-C, картридер micro-SD ; добротная петля ; качественный корпус ; SSD стандарта NVMe ; LTE предлагается в качестве опции

маленький и недостаточно жёсткий трекпад, да и работает некорректно ; мерцание экрана почти на любой яркости ; процессор не способен работать на максимальной турбо-частоте ; не такой яркий экран, как у конкурентов ; скромное время работы; малый, в...

Производительный процессор, быстрый SSD, разнообразие портов и умеренность цены - вот основные сильные стороны Miix 520. Баланс цены и скорости непредставимо хорош в сравнении с большинством других, более старых Windows-планшетов. Miix 520 подойдёт для...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Test: Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD) Omvandlingsbar (Sammanfattning)


Alternativet till Surface Pro. Snabbare än den snabbaste Surface Pro och dessutom billigare, Lenovo-surfplattan återvänder med Kaby Lake-R för att lyfta Miix-familjen tillbaka till toppen.

Aktiv stylus, bärväska och bas med bakgrundsbelyst tangentbord ingår ; USB Typ-A, USB Typ-C, och MicroSD-läsare ; starkt armbandsurs-gångjärn ; utmärkt kvalitet på höljet ; snabb NVMe SSD ; LTE som tillval

liten och svampig styrplatta; problem med att känna av på vår enhet ; pulsbreddsmodulering på nästan alla ljusstyrkenivåer ; CPU kan inte bibehålla maximal Turbo Boost ; mörkare bakgrundsbelysning på skärmen än hos konkurrenterna ; medelmåttig...

Dom bästa aspekterna av Miix 520 är dess processorprestanda, SSD-prestanda, mångsidighet när det gäller portar och priset. Dess prestanda-per-krona är bland dom bästa på marknaden för tillfället då dom flesta andra Windows-surfplattor fortfarande är...

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1


Battery capacity (Watt hours):39
Battery life (max):7.5 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2


Auto Focus:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Video recording:Y


Brand colour:Iron Grey
Certification:Energy Star
Colour of product:Black, Platinum, Silver / Grey / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)
RoHS compliance:Y


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:320
Display diagonal:31
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200
Display Surface:Gloss
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Graphics adapter:HD GRAPHICS 620 / UHD Graphics 620
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:2133


4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356

Packaging Content

Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

Stylus pen:Y


Operating System Architecture:64-bit

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Headphone Out:N
Microphone in:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 95443
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR3LA
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.80 / 2.50
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:42 x 24
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:124967
Processor code:SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe


Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:1000 / 128 / 256
Maximum memory card size:2000
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (tablet mode):20.5
Height :9.9
Height (tablet mode):9.9
Weight:2.1 / 880
Weight (tablet mode):900
Width (tablet mode):30