CES 2018 is over and we have seen few noticeable enhancements in the laptop section. The new laptops are more lean, flexible, cheap and powered by mobile processors. Under the Microsoft’s ‘Always Connected’ PC, the Lenovo has showcased the Miix 630 2-in-1 laptop. This is one of three laptops in the world that is powered by a mobile processor, namely, the flagship Snapdragon 835. Let’s see what this laptop has to offer.
The Lenovo Miix 630 comes with a 12.3-inch display(1920×1280) which is detachable. It enables this laptop to be used as a tablet. The laptop comes with its own flip cover attached to keyboard and kickstand. The keyboard is backlit and on it’s right, there’s a stylus pen. The stylus comes by default when you purchase this laptop so no extra costs there. The stylus has 1,024 levels of pressure enabling different variations when you sketch or doodle.
Being powered by a mobile processor, it comes with Gigabit LTE connection as well as dual-band ac wifi. For this very reason, Microsoft calls these laptops ‘Always Connected.’ Lenovo Miix 630 is running on Windows 10 S. It is a secure and ultra-limited version of Windows 10. It packs Microsoft goodness like the Windows Hello Face Unlock with the included 5MP IR camera and Cortana Voice Assistant. It holds a 13MP camera on the back as well. For graphical performance, it is aided by Adreno 540 GPU. It packs either 4 or 8GB of RAM. For storage, it offers up to 256 GB of NAND flash UFS storage. For peripherals, it comes with a single USB 3.1 C port for charging and data syncing, card reader and headphone jack.
Since it’s powered by energy efficient Snapdragon 835 chipset and runs optimized windows apps only, the battery life is significantly great. Lenovo claims around 20 hours of video playback with 150 nits of brightness with its 48Wh battery.
Specifications of Lenovo Miix 630
- Display: 12.3″(1920×1280) at 187 PPI
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 [4 x Kryo 280 Performance (2.45 GHz) 4 x Kryo Efficiency (1.9 GHz)]
- GPU: Adreno 540 GPU at 710 MHz
- RAM: 4GB and 8GB
- Storage: 64/256GB UFS Storage
- Connectivity: 802.11/ac WIFI, Qualcomm X16 Gigabit LTE, Bluetooth 4.1
- I/O: 1 USB C, audio jack, card reader
- Camera: 5MP Front with Windows Hello, 13MP Rear
- Battery: 48WH with 20 hours backup
- Weight: 1.33 KG
Clearly, it’s not a powerful laptop that you can carry around to do some heavy works on the go. But with its lightness and long battery life, it is a handy carry for documents, spreadsheets, presentation or note taking. It is priced at $800 and will be on shelves for the second quarter of 2018.