Lenovo announces Miix 630 2-in-1 Detachable: CES 2018

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As is the case with the Microsoft Always-Connected PCs, this Lenovo device also has LTE connectivity.

What's immediately uncanny about the Miix 630 is its close resemblance to Microsoft's own 2-in-1 Surface lineup. Storage options on the Miix 630 include 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB SSDs, and you can equip it with 4GB or 8GB of memory.

The Miix 630, announced on Monday here at CES, looks almost identical to the Chinese electronics giant's other detachable Windows tablets, such as the Miix 520. Its display is reportedly covered by a sheet of Corning's Gorilla Glass panel to protect the screen from bumps and scratches.

Lenovo claims up to 20 hours of battery life, which is the main selling point of these new Snapdragon PCs.

The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 - a processor commonly found in high-end Android smartphones like the Pixel 2, LG V30 and HTC U11.

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The Miix 630 looks almost identical to past Miix devices with a kickstand on the back, a backlit keyboard which is detachable, and a Lenovo-branded stylus for drawing and more precise interactions. Lastly, the left flank features another speaker grille, an SD card slot, a nano SIM slot, and what looks like a 3.5mm headset jack.

Graphics and lightweight gaming are supported by the integrated Adreno 540 GPU.

The new Lenovo Miix 630 also boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that also supports Windows Hello. We previously saw devices from HP and Asus that packed the mobile processor for better battery life, LTE connectivity, and consistent performance. The device also ships with Windows 10 S preinstalled for a smoother and more secure experience, but you can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free within six months of you setting up the device.

Carrying a starting price of $800, the 2-in-1 laptop is slated to launch Q2 2018.

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