10 January 2018
Lenovo not only announced the upgraded ThinkPad X1 series but also a 2-in-1 laptop Miix 630. The Miix 630 features a detachable keyboard, the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC is under the hood to power it up. Although it might not perform as good as top-tier laptops it provides a battery backup of 20 hours.
In terms of looks, the Miix 360 is pretty much similar to Surface Pro but there are few differences as well. The Miix 360 unveiled at the CES 2018 alongside the premium lineup. Though the Miix 630 falls into a category which is not huge in numbers certainly they are growing at a very rapid pace. The Miix 360 amongst the few laptops which are powered up by Qualcomm's mobile PC Snapdragon 835 processor.
It was the high-end chipset available last year for smartphones, now it will be powering laptops. This will not only help in building slimmer laptops but also it will enhance the battery life of PCs. The Snapdragon driven smartphones have better battery life as opposed to Intel or AMD powered machine.
There aren't many USB ports on the slim chassis, the keyboard is attached via pogo pins. The hinged flap can also be used as a kickstand as well. The key selling aspect of this machine isn't its performance instead of the long battery life. It will be interesting to see how PC buyers will react either they will prefer the battery life or not. The Miix 630 base variant will be available for $800, however, the price tag of the premium variant is still in dark. Let's have a look at the specs sheet of Miix 630.
|Specs||Lenovo Miix 630|
|Screen resolution||1920 x 1280 pixels|
|Battery||48W battery life of 20 hours|
|Pen||Pressure sensitivity of 1024 points|
|Dimensions||11.5 x 8.5 x 0.6-inches|
Lenovo Miix 630 pre-packed Pen pressure sensitivity is 1,024 levels. It has dedicated a slot to fit-in perfectly. Qualcomm's joins hand with a number of other OEMs to produce Snapdragon driven laptops under their “Always Connected PCs” banner. The Miix 630 supports 4G LTE network. Like other Qualcomm's powered laptops, the Miix 630 is also pre-installed with the Windows 10 S, there is an option for Windows 10 Pro as well. If you want to switch Lenovo is offering 180 days of free trial, either you can retain it or switch to the Pro version. At the moment it is still in dark how PC buyers will react to Qualcomm's based laptops. Feel free to share your thoughts regarding the Miix 630 in the comments section below.