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Lenovo is prepping its next Surface rival and could be something special

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Thought the Microsoft Surface was a great device? Yeah, sodid Lenovo, that's why it launched the eerily familiar Lenovo Miix 510 2-in-1back at IFA.

Well, not content with bringing the fight to the leadingWindows 10-powered hybrid machine, it now looks like Lenovo wants to take thebest 2-in-1 crown for itself, with latest reports suggesting the Motorola owneris already working on its next Surface challenger.

Reportedly dubbed the Lenovo Miix 520 (see what they didthere?), the new tablet turn laptop replacement has made a premature appearancecourtesy of German blog WinFuture.de.

According to the tipsters, the upcoming machine will featurea design markedly similar to its predecessor, with a kickstand and optionalkeyboard, as well as a premium metal build. On top of this, they’ll be fourchoices of processing power.

At the entry level, a 2.0GHz Intel Core i3 chipset will reportedlyrun the show, progressing past 2.4GHz i3 and 2.5GH i5 options up to a top end2.7GHz Intel Core i5 offering.

It’s not just the processor you’ll have to get choosy over,either. With 4GB, 8GB and 16GB of RAM up for grabs and four storage options –128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB SSDs – there will be plenty of choices to makebefore buying one.

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Lenovo Miix 520

No matter which level of grunt you opt for, all iterationsof the slate will reportedly play host to a 12.3-inch 1920 x 1200 Full HDdisplay, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper up front.

Throw in Windows 10, a mooted 10 hour battery life and 4Gconnectivity options, and it sounds like Lenovo’s on to a bit of a winner.

Although Lenovo has yet to offer any formal muttering on thedevice – let alone chat of a potential price or release – it’s been suggestedthe device could make its first formal appearance at CES 2017 in January.

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Would you buy the new Lenovo Miix 520 with this spec? Shareyour thoughts in the comments.

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