Even though support for Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 laptops became official only a month ago, today Lenovo unveiled one of the first products built on this initiative at CES 2018. The Lenovo Miix 630 is a 2-in-1 detachable laptop/tablet hybrid powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform.
The Miix 630 runs Windows 10 S, a “streamlined” version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system. It runs apps exclusively downloaded from the Microsoft Store, but can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro at no cost within 180 days if you desire more flexibility. Perhaps the biggest benefits offered by Lenovo’s new 2-in-1 are built-in LTE connectivity and long lasting battery life.
The Lenovo Miix 630 comes with integrated Category 11 4G LTE connectivity, as well as WiFi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.1 support. So you’ll never go without a connection to the internet. On the battery side, Lenovo boasts the Miix 630 can provide 20 hours of local 1080p video playback, and even longer lasting stand-by time.
Delving into more of the hardware, the Snapdragon 835 powering the laptop comes with a choice of memory pairings. There’s a 4 GB RAM model, which offers users either 64 or 128 GB of flash memory. The higher-end 8 GB RAM version can boost the total storage capacity to 256 GB as well. The Miix 630 boasts a 12.3-inch panel with a 1920 x 1280 resolution, complete with Corning Glass protection.
Other hardware components include a 13 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera. There’s also a USB Type C port, SD card reader, Nano SIM card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack, and dual 1W speakers. Lenovo is also throwing in a free Pen for the touchscreen, and the setup comes with a backlit keyboard. The Miix 630 weighs 1.33 kg (2.93 lbs), and measures 21 x 29.3 x 1.6 cm (8.2 x 11.5 x 0.6 inches).
The Lenovo Miix 630 will be available to purchase in Q2 2018, either in late March or early April. The retail price is set to start at $799.99, although the cost will vary depending on the memory configuration and retailer/carrier pricing.
This article was written by Robert Triggs.