Lenovo during IFA 2018 have announced the first Windows laptop to be powered by Qualcomms latest Snapdragon 850 chipset. While Lenovo have had a Snapdragon powered Windows laptop in the past, the performance was not ideal, and support for typical 32/64 bit applications wasn’t available
The new Yoga C630 will be running Windows S, which is aimed at the ARM based processor, but support to upgrade to full Windows is avaialble for free, and running native 32/64 bit apps is supported, but does require developers to recompile using ARM64 for support.
The main reason for the use of Snapdragon chipset over typical x64 based processors is the benefit of much larger battery life. The C630 is rated at up 24 hours of continuous video playback, which is seriously impressive. We also have a completel always-on unit, which takes just 1-2 seconds to wake
The C630 includes a 13.3-inch touchscreen IPS LCD panel with 1080p resolution and a very thin bezel design.
The laptop itself is made entirely of aluminum and has the typical Lenovo Yoga look with multiple positions, including full tablet mode. We have a backlit-keyboard, larger trackpad, upward-facing speakers and a fingerprint reader.
The laptop arrives on November and will be available with either 4/8GB’s of LPDDR4X RAM, and either 128GB or 256GB storage. All models include a sim card slot with 4G LTE Snapdragon X20 support. Pricing for the laptop starts at $850. Check out the full specs below.
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 850|
|RAM||4 or 8GB LPDDR4X|
|Storage||128GB or 256GB UFC 2.1|
|Modem||4G LTE Snapdragon X20|
|Display size||13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) IPS Touchscreen|
|Graphics||Qualcomm Adreno 630|
Left port supports: USB 3.0/PD
Right port supports: USB 3.0/PD/DisplayPort
SIM card holder
|Battery||Up to 25 hours |
|Dimensions||12.08 in x 8.52 in x 0.49 in|
306.8 mm x 216.9 mm x 12.5 mm
|Weight||2.65 lbs (1.2 kg)|
|Price and availability||Starts $849.99|