The Lenovo Miix 630 is a Windows 10 tablet with a 12.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchcscreen display, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB solid state drive. It’s also only the third Windows 10 device to ship with an ARM-based processor.
Like the Asus NovaGo and HP Envy x2, the Lenovo Miix 630 features a Qualcomm Snapragon 835 processor and Windows 10 S software, although you can switch t Windows 10 Pro for free.
First unveiled in January, the Miix 630 is now available for $900.
That puts the Miix 630 into Microsoft Surface Pro territory in terms of pricing. In fact, an entry-level Surface Pro is actually cheaper, with a list price of $799.
But the Lenovo tablet comes with a digital pen and keyboard cover, both of which Microsoft charges extra for. And the Miix 630 also has built-in support for 4G LTE, which is a nice perk.
On the other hand, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which means that while you get long battery life and always-connected features, there are some Windows applications that may not run at all, and others that may run slowly on this tablet.
Meanwhile, rumor has it that Microsoft will announce a $400 Surface tablet with an Intel chip this week, which makes the first crop of Windows on ARM devices look horribly expensive by comparison… even if the price includes 4G LTE support and long battery life.
The Lenovo Miix 630 is available for $900 from Amazon, the Microsoft Store, and Lenovo.com and some retailers are also offering 1GB per month of free 4G LTE data when you activate the computer with a Sprint SIM card.
Considering the new Surface tablet from Microsoft is once again x86, I see this as another Windows RT again. Granted it does fix some of the issues with Windows RT, I just don’t see the commitment from Microsoft on WoA.
Wish they put out a new Yoga Tab series. I’d like a tablet to watch some videos on and read some emagzines with. The Yoga Tab kickstand is a super feature. It’s really nice to use as an ereader because of the rounded grippy edge. And the audio is quite superb being a tablet.
I have a Yoga Tab 2 with Win10. I agree. It’s a great little tablet.
Yea good luck with that Lenovo.
….at that price.
I wouldn’t mind these ARM processors for $500 for a keyboard+tablet set with nice build quality.
Of course only, if it is possible to put Linux on it since most of the Windows apps would run like a cripple on these machines. With Linux however, all of the typical Linux apps would run native as compiled to ARM v8 64 bit. Thus, they would perform very nicely and this laptop would be a perfect mobile Linux machine.
Uh, yeah, except we’d have to learn Linux and its archaic command line system, I think they call it “terminal”. Its 2018, I don’t want to be in text based computing on a touch tablet. granted, there is a GUI, but to be a master of the OS, you have to go back to text based. To be a Linux admin, even MORE text based is required! If anything, I’d want Win10 redstone 4 with Android Oreo dual boot. I’d be in Win10 95% of the time, and only pop over to android for that odd app.
You seem to have missed the last 10 years in Linux OS development.
Nowadays, all Linux based desktop operating systems have GUIs for all of the important settings. You don’t have to learn any command line if you don’t want to. Nada. Some of these GUIs are more consistent and more intuitive than even Windows 10 (e.g.: KDE Plasma 5).
Yep, to be the master of Linux, you will have to learn the command line. Just like with Windows (powershell). Zero difference between them in this respect.
Tablet operation is not a strength of current pure Linux GUIs, although there is progress even into this direction (KDE Plasma Mobile and Gnome on the Librem 5 smart phone). However, I am more interested in these machines as laptops and I don’t care if these ARM machines have tablet functionality or not. I have much more efficient, powerful and cost-effective devices for this purpose (7 – 10″ Android tablets, ironically, also based on Linux).
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