Most Bruneians agree. It’s really difficult to get our hands on the Microsoft Surface Pro laptop here. Though there are a few Surface Pros on sale in some stores, they’re very limited in quantity and available accessories and are often the outdated models.

And there weren’t anything nearly as good as the Surface Pro experience that we could recommend as an alternative. Most of them were underpowered and don’t have the build quality that matches Microsoft’s offering.

Enter the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 520.

Those having trouble getting a Surface Pro might want to check out this 2-in-1 laptop on sale at PressPlay in Kiulap. Lenovo has done a fine job in making a Surface Pro 4 clone that doesn’t compromise in quality, but rather make it even better than Microsoft’s hybrid flagship.

For starters, the Miix 520 is a complete package. The tablet comes with a detachable keyboard cover and Active Pen 1 stylus right out of the box, and all that still costs less than getting a Surface Pro tablet alone. If that’s not a good deal to you, than I don’t know what is.

Secondly, Lenovo makes really high quality products, and the Miix 520 is no exception. The tablet’s build quality is top notch, the Full-HD screen is gorgeous, it’s future-proofed with USB-C, and Windows 10 runs smoothly thanks to its Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

Like the Surface Pro, the Miix 520 has an integrated kickstand and magnetic keyboard cover which works elegantly. Re-attach the Miix with the keyboard cover and it becomes a full, no-compromise laptop. 

The keyboard cover is full-sized and works just as efficiently as a Lenovo laptop keyboard.

Meanwhile, the incuded stylus i’ve tested works great on the device – I was able to scribble down notes or sketch on the 12-inch screen without any hitch.

The Miix 520 is also great in tablet mode thanks to its highly responsive 12-inch touchscreen. Although it’s definitely larger than an iPad, at just 780 grammes it doesn’t feel heavy to hold for long periods. Attach the keyboard cover and the device is still slim and lightweight.

So if you’re looking for the best Surface Pro 4 clone out there, look no further than the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 520. At just $,349, you’ll save some money by picking up this laptop over the Surface Pro and still get amazing performance as well as the keyboard cover and stylus in the package.
Head over to PressPlay Enterprise in Kiulap and test it out for yourself.


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