Lenovo Miix 630 2-in-1 - $799
The Lenovo Miix 630 2-in-1 uses smartphone technology and a new operating system to deliver up to 20 hours of battery life and mobile internet that’s always working. It launches this spring.
Inside the aluminum body of every Miix 630 2-in-1 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. That’s how it can last so long without charging. Companies use these same processors for their high-end Android smartphones. Combining this processor with Microsoft’s stripped-down Windows 10 S operating system allowed Lenovo to deliver a battery life boost and keep the device whisper quiet.
Windows 10 S doesn’t let you install apps outside of the Windows Store, but Lenovo will offer free upgrades to Windows 10 Pro for users that want to keep installing programs they download through a web browser.
A front-facing web camera lets owners sign into Windows without typing their password, just like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro’s Touch ID fingerprint reader. However, its 12.3-inch display isn’t as detailed as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro’s display and doesn’t have HDR for more color contrast or a high refresh rate for smoother scrolling.
However, when you press the power button on the Miix 630, it wakes just as quickly as the iPad Pro would. There’s no waiting for it to start from hibernation or boot like most PCs do. It connects to the same LTE network that your smartphone and the iPad Pro do.
The Lenovo Miix 630 2-in-1 will cost $799 when it launches this spring. Each model includes a cover with a backlit keyboard and trackpad. Buyers also get a digital pen that detects 1,024 different levels of pressure as you write or draw.
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