15 September 2018
Lenovo has launched world's first Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 powered Windows PC named Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon) at IFA 2018 in Berlin. It is the same ARM chipset which Qualcomm unveiled earlier this year and is specifically meant for Always Connected Windows 10 PCs.
The Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS is essentially a laptop but can also be flipped over for using it as a tablet. This is different from the company's first ARM device offering Miix 630 which was a 2-in-1 convertible and ran Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform. Since the newer version is powered by Qualcomm's latest ARM chipset, one should expect a substantial performance improvement which Lenovo is claiming to be a 30% boost.
It sports a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display with touchscreen input support. It comes with 4GB/8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB/256GB onboard UFS 2.1 storage. There are two USB 3.0 Type-C ports and a headphone jack. But the biggest attraction of the laptop is the battery life which Lenovo is touting to be about 25 hours which is way above anyone's expectations. On the software front, it will run Windows 10 S out of the box.
Lenovo has priced the Yoga C630 for $849.99 with sales starting November 2018. Since it is the first Snapdragon 850 powered Windows 10 PC, it will interesting to see the real world performance of the same.