Lenovo Miix 630 joins the Always Connected PC party


The Miix 630 comes with Windows 10 S, much like those from HP and ASUS, and this is the cut-back version of the OS that limits the types of apps that can be used, mostly for security.

The 12.3" touch display covered with Corning Glass features the same WUXGA+ (1920 x 1280) resolution as the Envy 2x and both laptops deliver the same estimated battery life of 20 hours (video playback) from a similar battery capacity: "48Wh for the Miix 630 and 49Wh for the HP device.

The Miix 630 starts at United States dollars 799.99 and is expected to be available beginning in Q2 2018 from Lenovo and mobile operators in selected markets. Along the curved bottom edge is the connector that accepts the magnetic keyboard folio cover. You'll find a USB-C port for powering the device and connecting peripherals, an SD reader, a nanoSIM slot for the LTE modem, and an audio combo jack.

The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 - a processor commonly found in high-end Android smartphones like the Pixel 2, LG V30 and HTC U11.

The Miix 630 looks almost identical to past Miix devices with a kickstand on the back, a backlit keyboard which is detachable, and a Lenovo-branded stylus for drawing and more precise interactions. Graphics processing is taken care of by the chip's integrated Adreno 540 GPU clocked at 710 MHz. The Miix 630 also offers Cortana voice-enabled intelligent personal digital assistant, and an infrared camera with Windows Hello for quick and more secure log-in to your Miix 630.

The imaging department uses a 13-megapixel IR front-facing camera with Windows Hello support and a 5-megapixel rear shooter.

Storage options available are 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. The Miix 630 runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC and promises impressive battery life along with a great Always-connected PC experience. Interested buyers should note that the laptop runs on Windows 10 S but can be upgraded to run the regular version.

Carrying a starting price of $800, the 2-in-1 laptop is slated to launch Q2 2018.