Lenovo Yoga C630 with Snapdragon 850 now available at Best Buy for $800
The first Windows laptop powered by a Snapdragon 850 chip is now up for grabs.
Following up on its debut at IFA 2018, Lenovo's Yoga C630, its first Windows laptop powered by a Snapdragon 850 chip, is now available at Best Buy. Designated as a Verizon model, the Yoga C630 is available for $800 (opens in new tab) up front, on contract for $699, or with 24 months of payments at around $34 per month.
The Yoga C630 was the first Windows 10 laptop to break cover with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 chip. That upgrade should bring a significant performance boost over previously release Windows 10 on ARM devices, which were based on the Snapdragon 835. Qualcomm estimates the 850 represents a 30 percent performance boost over the 835.
Other than the upgraded Snapdragon chip, the Yoga C630 includes a lot of what we've come to expect from Windows 10 on ARM devices so far. There's a 13.3-inch full HD (1920x1080) display, which includes support for touch and Lenovo's active pen. This particular model comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but 4GB RAM and 256GB storage options are also expected to be available.
There's also support for Windows Hello here, along with a dedicated fingerprint reader. The aluminum shell also packs two USB Type-C ports, along with an audio jack and a SIM card tray.
Though the model on sale through Best Buy is designated for Verizon, it also appears to work with at least some other carriers in the U.S. We've tested it with a Sprint SIM and LTE data seems to work just fine. An AT&T SIM at least partially works, providing HSPA data, but no LTE. At least as of this writing, a T-Mobile SIM provides no connection whatsoever.
Additionally, the Yoga C630 can receive data from three eSIM providers in the U.S.: GigSky World Mobile Data, Lenovo Connect, and Ubigi.
If you've been waiting for a chance to pick up the Yoga C630, you can grab one now from Best Buy for $800.
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By Zac Bowden
Sounds like they have finally got 64 bit emulation running on ARM, that is awesome news. I'm curious to see how the snapdragon 850 performs with emulation as that will give us an approximate idea of what to expect with devices running the snapdragon 1000 SoC.