First Look: Lenovo’s Snapdragon Powered Miix 630

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Brad Sams in Hardware with 10 Comments

Back in December, it was announced that Lenovo would unveil their ARM-based laptop at CES and here it is in the flesh. If you are looking for the spec breakdown, make sure to check out our post here, as this is a quick look at the new hardware.

This machine feels like nearly any other Lenovo and I would bet that if you didn’t know any better, you would think that this was running an Intel chip under the hood. The performance, in our limited testing, was snappy for basic tasks but when we would load up a bunch of applications, you could tell that this is not a high-horsepower machine.

But that’s ok, these devices are designed for long battery life and everything we are hearing is telling us that 20hrs really is achievable out of this hardware. Of course, until we get one into our own hands for an extended time, I’ll still be skeptical of that claim but early impressions are solid for this style of PC.

The keyboard has the same tactile feel that you get on other Lenovo laptops and Surface-Pro like devices; overall, this is a quality piece of hardware but I do wish that it would ship with a Snapdragon 845 instead of the older 835.

These machines are still in their infancy but I do have a lot of hope that they will finally bring consistently longer battery life to lower priced machines. Look for a much more in-depth review once we get our review unit but for now, here’s a quick video of the device in action.

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