Lenovo Miix 630 is joining other Qualcomm 835 powered always-on always connected Windows 10 PCs such as HP Envy x2 2017, and ASUS Novago TP370. Like its peers, the 2-in-1 laptop supports both WiFi and LTE connectivity, and promises ultra-long battery life for example up to 20 hours of local video playback.
The device also includes a digital pen with 1024 levels of sensitivity, and a backlit keyboard. Another similarity is a high price, as Miix 630 pricing with keyboard and digital pen will start at $799.99 in Q2 2018.
- SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor @ up to 2.6GHz with Adreno 540 GPU
- System memory – 4GB RAM
- Storage – 128GB UFS 2.0 storage
- Display – 12.3″ WUXGA (1920×1200) touchscreen display
- Audio – Speaker and microphone (support for Cortana)
- Backlit keyboard
- Connectivity – 4G LTE and WiFi
- Camera – Infrared camera compatible with Windows Hello
- Battery – good for up to 20 hours of local video playback
- Dimensions – 15.6mm thickness (with keyboard)
- Weight – 1.33 kg
If you’re not too happy running Windows 10 S with its better security but serious limitations, Lenovo allows you to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro at no cost within 180 days after Windows activation, however they note that the offer is subject to availability and may vary by market.
Those Windows Arm laptops are quite expensive, so we’ll have to see how they perform, but initial prototype benchmarks show results varying from Cherry Trail to Core M3 performance, so I doubt they become that popular, unless people are ready to pay up a few hundred dollars extra for the very long battery life and LTE connectivity.