Video overview of the $749 Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 4K edition

Yesterday, Lenovo outed its 15.6-inch Yoga Chromebook C630 and one of my favorite video reviewers, not to mention one of the nicest people on the planet, has a brief video look. Mr. Mobile took the desktop replacement for a short drive, explaining who this device is for. With the large display it looks ideal for video streaming, but check the video for additional thoughts.

The video also confirms something I noted yesterday about the Chromebook’s pricing. About half of the news stories claimed a $599 cost while the other half reported $749. Based on the video — and the spec sheet with cost I previously found — the $599 price is the base model with 1080p display and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. For $749, you get the same base specs with an upgrade to the 4K screen and double the local storage.

Both models use the Intel Core i5-8250U processor, have 8GB of memory, a pair of USB Type-C ports, single USB Type-A, 2W stereo speakers, headphone jack, webcam and microSD card slot.

This isn’t a device I’d likely tote around much since it weighs 4.2 pounds. For strictly or mainly in-home use though? Sure! It would be ideal not just for 4K video content — I’d go for that model personally — but also for app development via Linux apps on Project Crostini. Running integrated development environments and text editors with a screen that large would be fantastic!

4 thoughts on “Video overview of the $749 Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 4K edition

  • August 31, 2018 at 9:22 pm
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    let’s see… increase to 16g ram, reduce onboard storage to 64g, and wait for black friday sales. Maybe we can get this at $650-675. Does anybody think this is realistic? I don’t even know if 16g will be available.

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    • August 31, 2018 at 9:25 pm
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      Pretty sure it’s only coming with 8GB of RAM. Might see some sales around the holidays but would be pretty quick considering an October launch. Never know though!

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  • September 6, 2018 at 3:47 pm
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    Are you sure about the model number mentioned in this article? Unless Lenovo is seeking to spread confusion it would be very odd to use the model number designation “C630” for both an SD850 based Lenovo Yoga ‘Windows on Snapdragon’ notebook, on the one hand, and an eighth gen Kaby Lake Intel i5 equipped Lenovo Yoga Chromebook, on the other. Two computers based on entirely different processors using the same model number. Something seems awry there.

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    • September 6, 2018 at 3:51 pm
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      Yup, it’s odd but correct. The Windows model is technically called the C630WOS, likely abbreviated for Windows Operating System.

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