If you’re looking for a 2-in-1 convertible laptop that you can use as a tablet, Lenovo thinks it can deliver with the Miix 630.
Checking out at the Lenovo experience area in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, the device seems to check off some of the right boxes out of the gate. It has a 12.3-inch touch WUXGA IPS display (1920 x 1280), fully detachable from a keyboard folio cover.
The back has a kickstand to prop it up while the tablet stays fastened to the keyboard via a magnetic connector. It was easy to prop it on or take it off, with a fairly rigid kickstand. It wasn’t the most seamless process, but it wasn’t especially difficult.
The keyboard folio itself is less rigid, but the keys felt great. Lenovo wisely raised them enough to offer a little more ‘give’ to each keystroke. Backlit, and featuring a responsive touchpad, the slot on the right side for the pen means you won’t have to keep that in a separate place when carrying this around.
Under the hood, things also get interesting. This model runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor running Windows 10 S. Apparently, Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro within the first six months of purchase, though it’s not clear yet whether the terms are the same in Canada.
It will come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, with optional configurations doubling both those numbers.
It will come with both a nano SIM card slot and eSIM capability, making the Miix 630 ready in the event that eSIM takes off.
Then there’s battery life, which Lenovo claims can hit as high as 20 hours. That, of course, depends on what you do on the device, but even with fairly heavy usage, the Mix 630 should easily last a full day at work or school.
It will only come in black, as no other colours are currently in the works.
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