In 2016, Microsoft and Qualcomm announced that there’ll be Windows 10 PCs powered by Qualcomm’s ARM processors. Later, we saw the first wave of such devices, powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC. In June this year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform, which is based on the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform.
Now, Lenovo has launched the Lenovo Yoga C630, which is the first laptop powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 mobile computing platform. With the new chipset, the company claims up to 30 percent better performance compared to the first generation of Snapdragon-powered Windows laptops.
The new chipset has also come with an upgraded CPU cores and a more capable GPU compared to the older Snapdragon 835. It also has a SIM card slot and packs Qualcomm’s X20 cellular modem for speeds of up to 1.2Gbps, compared to 1Gbps on previous Snapdragon laptops.
The Lenovo Yoga C630 is a convertible 13.3-inch laptop with Full HD display, full-sized keyboard, and roomy & responsive trackpad. It comes with 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, and 128GB or 256GB UFS 2.1 storage. It device comes with two USB 3.0 Type-C ports, a headphone jack, and a fingerprint scanner.
Another feature of the Lenovo Yoga C630 that catches the attention is the battery life. The company is promising over 25 hours of battery life that no one else is offering. The laptop comes in a chassis that’s about 12.5mm thin and weighs 1.2kg.
The Lenovo Yoga C630 will be available for purchase in November, with a starting price of $849.99. While Lenovo has already announced its device powered by Snapdragon 850, the South Korean manufacturer Samsung is also currently working on a laptop powered by the Snapdragon 850.