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Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510 (i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD) - Futu eBay Store - $760 Delivered

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While browsing the 20% off Tech @ ebay sale I came across this Lenovo. $950 down to $760 with code.

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510 12" FHD Intel Core i5 256GB SSD 8GB Windows 10 2 in 1

I think previous best for this was 797.

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    Can this run lightroom without lag?

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      I used Lightroom on mine for a while and it was fine. It isn't quite as smooth as a proper PC but still perfectly usable. Great for travelling or small jobs.

      EDIT: Didn't read the title properly. Mine is the Miix 700 which is a little slower. So this should handle it somewhat better

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    The product glamour shots show a pen but be aware the Lenovo Wacom pen is an optional accessory and is not included. [edit: more likely it includes a pen]

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      Oh wow. I got the 7th gen i5 ver while it was on sale (cheaper than the 6th gen version at the time) and it came with the pen. Makes the deal feel even sweeter knowing the 6th gen don't come with pen!

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      It says it has the Lenovo Active Pen in the specs?

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        That it does… sorry I read the description and the word "optional" was in the marketing blurb, but it could be that the pen is included in Australian versions.

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      I thought it comes with pen in .au, it's only the overseas models that don't have pen and/or backlit keyboard

    • +3 votes

      Ordered over 1000 of them for work, they come with a pen.

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        Any feedback? How do your staff like them? Is the battery as bad as the reviews say? Good/bad things you love/hate about them?

        • +3 votes

          Staff seem to really like them. I haven't found the battery to be particularly that bad and we have the i7 models.

          The only thing that I really hate, is the size of the right shift key (The up arrow right next to it, I find I hit it more than I should) and the fact that the USB-C port doesn't charge the device, Other than that I personally prefer it over the Surfaces.

        • +2 votes

          @Dilbery123: Awesome, thankyou

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          @Dilbery123:

          Thanks, I'm buying 600 for schools at the end of the year. (We have to start choosing models now because we need to organise loans and parent payment plans).

          What's good to know is that there are no new Miix products arriving until next June - apparently - so you can buy comfortably knowing it will be current.

        • +1 vote

          @Dilbery123: Eww tiny shift key… pet hate

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          @DarkRyoushii:

          When I last spoke to Lenovo, I believe the 510 was to be discontinued soon for the 520. I'd maybe get them to double check that as we bought a big chunk of the remaining stock.

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          @Dilbery123:

          I was told discontinued in favor of the 720. Their site seems to indicate this is the case too, suggesting the 720 as an in-life replacement for the 510.

          We have quotes for 450-600 units from many suppliers atm, so there must be a decent amount of stock left over! Thanks for the tip!

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    If I hadn't bought the Surface Pro 4 at the recent Harvey Norman deal, I'd definitely pick this up at this price. 8GB Ram and 256GB SSD make this better than other entry price products.

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    What about the Acer for 860?

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    It will be able to run lightroom no probs.

    I was considering this Miix 510 but didn't go with it because the of some issues I can't remember (was a few months ago), but I did check out every tablet on the market and ended up with a refurb Samsung Tab Pro S because I wanted OLED and fanless. If you don't want to get a 8gb / 256gb refurb from the USA then this Miix looks like the best deal for a surface-like device for most people and aussie warranty.

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      Who/what were you looking at for refurb in the US? Can you post any links?

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        Just search ebay worldide - tabpro s 8gb 256gb. There is a gold version that didn't come out in australia. Only get one with a keyboard. You can buy the charger for Australia seperately, as well the the multiport Samsung adapter. Shipping took about a month with delays at the ebay global shipping centre and auspost.

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          Doesn't every model include the keyboard?

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          @lostn: some of the refurbs had no keyboard, all had not charger. Impossible to get a proper keyboard otherwise, not sold seperately (though any BT keyboard would work, it wouldn't fit).

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    Any performance laptop for photo and 4k video editing, guys?

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    Good bargain, bought for $880.00 in June 2017.

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    Cheers madman697! :D

    Been looking at one of these for the last couple of weeks and didn't go with any of the previous deals.This is about as much as I wanted to spend.

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    So nice and so well priced!

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    Keyboard included?

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    any comments on this vs the miix 700 with m5 proc?

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      The overall score of m5 is a bit higher

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        It's it worth paying the$30 more too get the M5 version?
        http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Miix-700-12-Intel-Co...

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          That one you linked has more ports - micro-HDMI and microSD card slot - up to 2TB.

          So I guess it depends what you want out of it?

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          I'm confused as to what to get between the two either. Looks like the 700/m5 has a better screen, more ports and slightly better power use… And the 510/i5 is a slight performance upgrade, slightly poorer screen and battery life??

          halp.

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          @Tafe:
          from what i can work out
          m5 version has no usb-c but has micro-hdmi & sd card, might have better battery life, better resolution + brighter screen / 3:2 aspect ratio? fanless cpu, but means throttling if it overworks/overheats

          i5 version, slightly more power, active cooling bit noisier?, usb-c , 16:10 aspect ratio

          i'm using it mostly for study, and presentations, where the little dell is struggling when i have lots of tabs and and other research apps open

          still not sure which one though :(

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          I don't do any graphics/editing etc, so I assume the m5 version is going to be better for me - extra battery life/portability with negligible drop in performance… But I'm just going to keep checking this thread until someone tells me what to do hahaha

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          @Tafe:

          Im also tossing up between the two, Im liking the sound of the m5 just for the better screen…. anyone else have any comments?

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        I don't think that's correct…Weren't the M processors designed to run on lower voltages and have lower clocks than the i5s?

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    Everything about it looks identical to SP4.

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    got one.. thanks OP… took ages considering it as a back up/ replacement for my SP3…
    I kinda feel like I do when I wear my fake Nikes… it looks like a surface, acts like a surface… but…. it isn't a surface.
    I'm sure I'l be judged… at least this is a great bargain!

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    Anyone care to comment on how this machine or one with a similar configuration (particularly the i5 6200U) would handle Lightroom CC / Photoshop CC? Note that I'm looking at this as a secondary travel solution, and not as a primary editing machine.

    Thanks

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    Anybody know if you can hook up multiple displays to this.

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    Is this grey or AUS stock? Not mentioned explicitly on eBay link so assuming grey?

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    So tempted. All I really want it for is browsing the web and reading books and stuff like that. But it sounds like a good deal.

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    Not a tablet/2in1 expert, I always wanted a surface pro but couldnt justify the cost, but this at 760 has really tempted me, Im going to get this unless someone has a better product at a similar price???

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      I ended up getting the Acer aspire switch alpha 12 (long name)

      it is more expensive but it is quieter, better keyboard, and can charge through the usb-c port.

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    Does anyone know what kind of docking station I could use with this? Reading a bit about USB-C docking stations, but have no idea as this will be the first time I'll wander into the realm of USB-C.

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      Depends where the Type-C port is located. It's not going to be in the bottom center of the screen. It's going to look silly on the dock anywhere else.

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      Go to USB-C my son. You shall see the light.

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    How difficult to upgrade the SSD? Is it possible?

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      there is a fix it guide online showing the position of the SSD, if I remember correctly it sits under the CPU cooler so it would be quite a pain to do it.

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        It wasn't a pain for myself, just had to take out the screw that holds the heat pipe screw next to the ssd screw and there was enough movement to remove the drive.

        However, it wouldn't see my sata M.2 which was very disappointing, only supports a nvme.

  • +3 votes

    I was looking at this and the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12

    Decided on the latter when I saw them in person. The small shift key on the RHS of the keyboard on the Miix was probably something that would get to me personally.

    You can get the i7 8gb 512gb SSD version for $999.20 (with 20% ebay code)
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Acer-Aspire-Switch-Alpha-SA5-271P...

    Or the i5 8gb 256gb SSD version for $847.20(with 20% ebay code)
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Acer-Aspire-Switch-Alpha-SA5-271P...

    It obviously is dearer than the Miix 510 listed here, but the keyboard is significantly better, and the Acer is completely silent (liquid cooled). the Miix's fan kicked in when I was playing with it in store, it is a little noisy. Acer can charge through the USB-C port where the Miix 510 can't.

    I ended up getting the i7 version as the extra storage is very handy.

    Hope this helps others who are looking at this :)

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      Thank you for posting this, I think I will go the same way as you but probably the 256gb version. You forgot to also mention it has a superior screen, which is one of my main priorities.

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        Ahh good point,

        To be honest in person I couldn't tell the difference, but I wasn't comparing them side by side. On paper it is a much nicer screen, but still not as sharp as the SP4 according to reviews

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    The Acer any easier to upgrade?

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    Anyone have any comments about the PWM? Many reviews saying it has amongst the worst PWM.

    Deal breaker for me, but everything else about it is good.

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    I got mine yesterday… Looks pretty good… upgraded windows overnight.. now jsut syncing Google drive to it.
    Its pretty fast and snappy. The keyboard is plasticy compared to the Surface Pro, but for the price you can't complain!
    I haven't tried the pen yet.. definitely worth it for the price and for what I need as a back up.

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      Thank you for the update, I'm still on the fence.

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        Got mine too. Have miixed feelings about it atm (pun intended).

        It doesn't support AHCI which is disappointing and my sata M.2 didn't work in it. The screen is too glossy and doesn't have a card reader?

        Only 100 days of warranty left????

        Managed to install Ubuntu 16.04.2 which makes me feel a little better…

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          Thanks MadJD, I checked it out and the Acer ASA too at Bing Lee today.

          Still undecided, I want a mix of both. I want the stylus digitizer from the lenovo because I want this for painting and drawing more than office and interneting type stuff, I want the USB C charging option from the Acer (plus the i7 and 512BG SSD).

          I tend to watch a bit of video while I'm on trains and I can see the reflections off both screens being a bit irritating in the sun.

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    Question for my learned colleagues. Which of the following is better. Each has been recommended here so just want a definitive "Best Unit" recommendation.

    Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 12" Intel Core M5 256GB SSD 8GB Windows 10 Pro Tablet - $791.20 Delivered

    OR

    Acer Aspire Switch Alpha SA5-271P-52UK 12" 2-in-1 Notebook i5 8GB 256GB Win10P - $871.20 Delivered

    OR (at a bit more expensive)

    Acer Aspire Switch Alpha SA5-271P-77UF 12" 2-in-1 Notebook i7 8GB 512GB Win10P - $1031.20 Delivered

    Any Help would be greatly appreciated Gang. Many thanks in advance.

    • +1 vote

      If you want a definitive answer i7 Acer Aspire switch. Scroll up and you will see my comments on the Miix vs Acer aspire,also with links to cheaper prices than you have got.

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        Cheers Leadingfoot. Your post is what got me looking at the Acers. Regarding the price maybe they have put it up since you bought as if you look at your link again you will see the price is now AU$1,289.00 / 100 * 80 = $1031.20. Obviously I will also get the 1.3% CR also but that still doesn't get it sub $1k. Have I missed something simple mate or have they jacked the price?

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          I just refreshed my page that has been sitting open for the last couple days, pricks definitely jacked the price. Out of principle I wont buy from them now

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          @fatlikeyamum: If you find somewhere else I'd love to know, was waiting to try and check them both out today in store if I can before ordering but feel violated now. Psychologically, going over $1000 opens a whole new bunch of options.

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          @fatlikeyamum: luckily I got in before they price hiked!

          Sad that they have priced hiked :(

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          @Leadingfoot: your previous comments about the Acer Aspire Switch units were relative to the Lenovo Miix 510 which is the subject of this deal post. Wobba's question was about the Lenovo Miix 700. Just want to clarify whether you've compared the 700 as well as the 510? Same same but different?

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          @BaryGusey:

          I cant find anywhere else to order from. Bit annoyed they jacked the price but still appear the cheapest

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          @fatlikeyamum: Both seemed much the same when I looked in store yesterday, I wasn't able to trigger the fan on the miix so can't comment on that but otherwise it's just the USB C charging and the 512GB SSD. The keyboard didn't bother me at all.

          Now that I'm in 1k plus territory with the ASA I've started thinking about waiting for a deal on the HP Spectre 360 with pen or just getting a cheap chinabook. Xiaomi Air 12 for $630 is tempting, and for $730 (plus a pen) the CUBE Thinker has the surfacebook screen, if it folded back on itself I'd probably jump on this right away.

          Waiting for the next 20% off is probably another option too.

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          @quop:

          I wouldn't go for the Miix 700 personally due to the m5 processor compared to the i5, keyboard wise I think the 700 has full size shift but I was never able to see this in store to feel what it was like.

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    Just bought one for uni. Have been deciding whether or not to buy it ever since this was posted. Really hope I don't regret it. Thanks OP!

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    expired?

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    Cheers to both op's, pulled trigger on ASA i7.