Lenovo is finally letting the cat out of the bag. Today, the company is finally revealing its Always Connected PC powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor. Always Connected PCs are devices running Windows on ARM powered by ARM processors from Qualcomm. These devices include LTE connectivity, and promise to offer up to 20 hours of battery life.
Lenovo’s first Always Connected PC, the Miix 630, is a $799 2-in-1 device that comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and the integrated Adreno 540 GPU. The device comes with LTE connectivity, Windows Hello support, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The display is a 12.3-inch panel with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The device looks really nice, too — it’s only 7.3mm thin and weighs only 770 grams.
Lenovo’s Miix 630 is included with a stylus, but that only has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, which is far less from the 4,096 sensitivity levels that you get on the Surface Pen or Lenovo’s own Pro Pen.
Like the other Always Connected PCs, Lenovo’s Miix 630 promises to offer up to 20 hours of battery life with its 48Wh battery. But your mileage will obviously vary depending on your usage. Windows on ARM is, however, built for long battery life so you will still get some amazing battery life and standby performance out of the Miix 630.
Always Connected PCs ship with Windows 10 S out of the box, and the Miix 630 is no different here. So yes, you will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free if you aren’t a fan of Windows 10 S. Either way, Lenovo will start selling the Miix 630 sometime around April/March of this year for $799.
We will be checking out the Miix 630 at CES, make sure to keep an eye out for hands-on pictures and videos.