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Lenovo’s Yoga C630 Always Connected PC Passes FCC Tests

The Lenovo Yoga C630 is the first second-generation of Always Connected PCs powered by a Snapdragon 850 is cleared to be sold in the United States.


Last week, was at IFA in Berlin with a big announcement. The company revealed the Yoga C630 WOS, the first laptop powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850. This is the first second-generation or Windows for ARM. The Yoga C630 has passed an important milestone today by passing the FCC.

If you are unfamiliar with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), it is the regulatory body that clears products for sale in the United States. Of course, clearance for the Yoga C630 was a forgone conclusion, but Lenovo will be happy with the finalization.

As we wrote last week, the Yoga C630 is a is a crucial step for Always Connected PC. As the first laptop with the 850 it can help for ARM recover from a poor start.

The first generation of Always Connected PCs largely disappointed. Performance was not as good as hoped. With Snapdragon processing, it was hoped Always Connected PCs would have the best of mobile and PC. That meant mobility and battery life with the power of a laptop. However, that was not the case.

Snapdragon 850

That's because the Snapdragon 835 was designed for smartphones. The Snapdragon 850 is different as it was designed with laptop use in mind. Indeed, Lenovo says the Yoga C630 provides 30% more performance compared to first generation Always Connected PC.

In terms of raw specifications, the convertible laptop has 13.3-inch display with full HD 1080p resolution, up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and up to 256GB UFS 2.1 storage. While that all makes for a solid enough laptop, the Snapdragon 850 is the big story here.

's Snapdragon 850 passed through benchmarks two weeks ago. That first score was slightly disappointing, but in the real world the device may perform as expected.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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