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!