Hybrid is the new Future of Laptops!
Last month ASUS and HP announced their ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops and convertibles with constant connectivity and full Windows 10 experience. Now it’s time for Lenovo, and at CES 2018 Lenovo has announced their first Qualcomm Snapdragon bases laptop/tablet hybrid which is known as Lenovo Miix 630. Putting this high-end smartphone chip into a Windows PC brings slimmer and lighter systems with incredible battery life than a similar system would if based on intel or AMD CPU. This device looks identical to Microsoft’s Surface Pro, the screen detaches from the keyboard base making it a fully-fledged tablet, and even the kickstand at the rear now folds up instead of down. At first glance, it’s not significantly different from HP’s convertible, but closer inspection reveals some key differences.
The key specification of this convertible laptop is its processing unit. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Quad Core CPU and has an Integrated Adreno 540 GPU. Furthermore, it has two RAM variants, i.e., 4GB or 8GB. In storage department it has three options i.e 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The display sports a 12.3 inches WUXGA+ screen with 1920×1280 pixels and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. For connectivity, it has one USB Type-C port, one SD Card slot, and one nano-SIM card slot for calling. It also includes a Pen which has 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. Also, it comes with a handy loop on the right side of the keyboard. For multimedia option, it has a 5MP front camera and a 13MP rear camera. All this is powered by a 48Wh battery which can give up to 20 hours of talk time. The weight of this hybrid Laptop is just 1.33 kilograms.
Availability and Pricing
Lenovo is planning to launch this incredible hybrid laptop Miix 630 in Quarter 2 of 2018. The price of this Tablet/Laptop will be $799 (approximately Rs51,000) with the keyboard and stylus/pen attachment.