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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast!!!

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    Chromebooks are pretty amazing and after Google introduced their idea of a premium device many others have followed in suit. This Yoga chromebook is pretty great and I am glad that I have it. It is a step up from my previous device which had just half the specs this Yoga has to offer. That being said lets have a detailed look into the Lenovo Yoga chromebook 15.6. :::Hardware::: The Yoga CB has a lot to offer the screen is a FHD touchscreen display that has great colors and is a great size at 15.6. While this display size may be too big for some it is just right for those who have visual impairments. An 8th generation Intel i5 Quad core CPU is under the hood and oh boy is this fast. I was unable to slow down this Yoga CB no matter what I was doing thanks to the 8GB of DDR 4 Ram that works in tandem with the i5. As far as storage goes there is 128GB of on board storage. I really appreciate that because of the ability to install android apps they do tend to take up a lot of disk space due to the constant app updates. I put in a 128GB micro SD card and that just adds more storage who doesn't like having expandable storage? You will find a full size USB 3.0 port, & two USB C ports and a headphone jack. The Yoga CB is crafted out of Aluminum and is a little heavier when compared to other CB.It is 4lbs and you definitely feel how hefty this CB is in the hand. The Aluminum feels great but is somewhat of a finger print magnet. Dual band Wi-Fi is available, and Wireless AC speeds which are awesome should your home network support it. I have managed to get 8 to 8 & 1/2 hours of battery life with my mixed use.It is great not having to be tethered to a charger all the time.With the recent update to Chrome OS you now have access to a few features such as "Night Light" which is easier on your eyes in the night hours which essentially does away with blue light. Keyboard and track pad are solid. There is a good amount of travel on the full sized keyboard and the keys do not stick but they are loud though but that doesn't really bother me. What did bother me is the fact that the keyboard is not backlit. Speakers are down firing and are located under the CB. That is not such a bad thing but I suppose my Lenovo Yoga book with the sound bar spoiled me as I now prefers that speakers not be in the bottom of my devices. The speakers are plenty loud and sound good I keep it at about 50-65%. The web cam is decent I rarely find myself ever using it. :::Pros & Cons::: Pros: - Fast 8th generation Intel i5 - Generous 128GB of storage - Fast DDR 4 2400 RAM - FHD display is has good colors and is bright enough for me. - Expandable storage - Aluminum body Cons: - No backlit keyboard TL:DR This Yoga CB is a solid device no one can deny that. It is fast and has great hardware as far as CPU, RAM and memory goes. I love my Yoga I only found one minor thing that I did not like. This is comparable to the Pixel line of Chrome books but at a better price. While this CB is a little big and heavy it is still something I recommend you consider if you like 15 inch devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C630 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the C630 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A fast, strong computer system

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    I’ve been a steady macOS user for many years now. My main computer has been the 2016 MacBook Pro for the past couple of years now and while I end up using a Windows machine at work and sometimes a Windows machine at home for various tasks, macOS is my standard operating system of choice. With that said, I do enjoy learning other systems and exploring what different operating systems have to offer. I’ve been most intrigued with Chromebooks since that system makes you operate almost entirely ‘in the cloud’. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to use a Lenovo Yoga laptop and so when the option to try out the Lenovo C630 Chromebook, I jumped at it. Lenovo makes a solid machine and I was eager to test it out. STYLE: The laptop feels awesome. The keyboard is responsive and the body of the computer is substantial. The laptop does have a bit of weight to it, but it looks sleek and it is still quite portable. PERFORMANCE: I will typically run a benchmarking software with a new system, but because the Chromebook is web-based, I was unable to install anything to check any benchmarking scores. I did end up finding an online option for benchmarking called Octane. There was a note on the website that mentioned that Octane had been discontinued and even though I was able to get a score from it, I’m not sure how accurate the score is or where it makes the system stand up against other laptops. I ran several apps and used the cloud-based apps (Google Docs, etc.) for several hours and found that the Chromebook was blazing fast. The system was very responsive and didn’t hesitate to do anything I asked it to do. BATTERY LIFE: I have been very happy with the battery’s performance. While I haven’t used the laptop for 10 hours straight yet, I have used it for several hours at a time and found that power wasn’t a problem. TOUCHSCREEN: While I really enjoy having the touchscreen as an option, it is not very practical for tasks other than scrolling and drawing. It is quite responsive, and I would even liken it to an iPad’s touch screen, but typing on it just isn’t very practical. Overall, the Lenovo Yoga C630 is a very capable laptop. I really love how the ChromeOS makes you rethink how your workflow is structured. I love utilizing cloud services and a Chromebook definitely makes you rethink that.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for reviewing the Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the C630 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Power without being bogged down with MS!

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    The Lenovo - Yoga C630 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB eMMC Flash Memory - Midnight Blue offers amazing power, usability, productivity, and accessibility all without being bogged down by a painful window-based OS. This Google OS Chromebook is fast and responsive, yet versatile enough to take on most of your computing needs. PERSONAL INSIGHTS I have always been reluctant to engage the Chromebook or Google OS due to so many applications and software being exclusively available on a MS OS. I was pleasantly surprised with the overall performance and accessability with this Yoga and how quick and responsive it was when I first turned it on. Complete 180 from the MS computer bog down that is typical for these systems. I liked the versitility of the Yoga having a laptop mode, tablet mode, and a hybrid as a tent display. The touch screen is easy to use and responsive, yet fingerprints will likely be a running issue. It is of solid construction, metal, compared to many competing devices which are primarily made of plastic and cheap feeling. PROS - Solid construction and design - Fast, Responsive OS - Google Play apps abound and most are free to use - Versitile designs allow for multiple uses - Lenovo name and quality - Huge 15.6" display with minimal bezel - Intel Core i5 is more than sufficient to power everything you can throw at it - 8GB RAM is fast and responsive - 128GB Flash memory is nearly instantaneous when accessing information stored on your Yoga - Micro SD slot lets to instantly expand your onboard storage - Cloud storage makes this devise torage limited only by your choice CONS - I am not a fan of the UBS-C type power cord and plug. I can foresee this being a problem and breaking with heavy usage. - Price seems a bit high for a Chromebook OVERALL An excellent device with tons of upward potential and long-term useage.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for reviewing the Lenovo C630 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the C630 Chromebook meets your expectations so well. Lenovo

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

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    Hello, I am totally sold on the Lenovo C630 Chromebook. When I first looked at it at Best Buy, I was basically looking at some cheaper HP and Samsung models, just to test out and learn on. But the Customer Service agent "Steve" did a great job of working with me and possibly giving me the feedback that I needed to make this purchase. I initially looked at the battery life as a concern because most of the cheaper systems were stating above 12 hours of battery life, while the Lenovo only showed up to 10 hours. After taking the product home, I guess during the first week or so, this Lenovo C630 Chromebook averaged over 12 hours every time. A few times I took screenshots, because it was getting all the way up to 17:30. That was when I forwarded my screenshots to Lenovo. I also went back to the Best Buy store and "Steve" was hoping nothing was wrong with the device, to his complete amazement, he was totally delighted to hear the excellent functionality of the device. The device is really fast and has a lot of features. I really did and do like the Bluetooth 4.1 option for me to hear other than the built in speakers. The speakers are okay, just that they are on the bottom, and an external bluetooth speakers just enhances the video and audio playback greatly. My only downside to this unit is, it does not come with a "Backlit Keyboard" and if you like your product the way it is out of the box, for heaven sake "DO NOT RUN THE UPDATE" !!! If you are into the Goth aspect, then it won't matter, but if you like the Clean setup that Lenovo ships the product as, don't click on restart for update. The Core i5 processor with the onboard 128gb of storage, and the I/O's upgrade ability of the Micro SD card, there is a lot of room for improvement. I recently purchased an additional 512gb sd card to put in it along with purchasing an external WD Pro Passport Wireless Storage Device, and an Altec Bluetooth External speaker, that synced right up. The setup is pretty much straight forward, and after a month I am super happy with this device. Like I said, if it had Backlit Keys, It would have gotten 5 stars. Enjoy

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook. This configuration actually does ships with a backlit keyboard. To turn on the backlighting try this: 1. Locate the alt and the screen brightness adjustment buttons. 2. Press and hold down on the alt key. 3. Tap on either the screen brightness up or down buttons. Lenovo

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Chromebook As Desktop Replacement

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    I’m kind of a screen nerd. like the screen on this one. Gets just bright enough. Color is excellent. Good contrast. I had the Chromebook x360 14 inch and found that display to be dim, drab and colorless. I hated it. But this one is enjoyable. I also like the bigger 15.6 size. Really expands your real estate when you go into settings and display and change the scaling. The speakers are meh. I do wish, for such a big laptop, why not put some good speakers in here? They're downward firing and don't sound great. Dialogue might be better than music. The keyboard feels and looks good but needs more travel but I’m getting used to it. The trackpad is very good. Very smooth and scrolls fast. Very responsive. Touchscreen is great but it does wobble a bit when you poke it - probably because it’s a yoga. The build quality is excellent. Feels premium because it is. Sleek and fits in a business environment. Performance: You won’t be able to slow this down. It’s got ample processing power and memory. Decent selection of ports. It’s also a helluva deal if you can get it on sale or open box. I got mine for under $500 open box. Summary: I really like this laptop. It makes a great desktop replacement. I setup my Windows desktop for Chrome Remote Desktop and I can remote into when I need to to manage it for Plex. I enjoy the quickness and simple interface of ChromeOS. I get sick of Windows and enjoy using other operating systems. I hope ChromeOS continues to grow because I believe in and support cloud computing. Great laptop!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the Yoga C630 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. From tablet to tent, to stand to laptop mode, the Yoga Chromebook is a 360-degree convertible 2-in-1. Wrapped in an anodized aluminum, Midnight Blue finish, it's elegantly thin at .70-inch and surprisingly light at 4.2lbs. As well as a 15.6-inch near-edgeless, 10-point touchscreen. It also places the latest, streamlined Chrome OS interface at your fingertips—including the Google Play Store, custom Google Maps wallpapers, images, and more. Lenovo

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    It’s a wonderful computer for the price but after about a year of owning it for college it didn’t hold. For example it would glitch a lot and it got a lot slower I understand things get worst as time go on but it got a lot slower. What I like about the computer was the size I like big screens because I watch a lot of videos and movies but the storage is not a lot. Overall it an okay laptop but if you want something long term I wouldn’t consider it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Chomebook

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    This is the first time I've owned and worked on a Chomebook. At the beginning it was confusing because is slightly different than a windows. I gotta im surprise and happy with my decision. Lightweight, super functional with touchscreen and flip screen. Absolutely love my Lenovo Yoga Chromebook. Recommended

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Lacks keyboard backlight.....Boo!!!

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    Quality is good. Seems well built. The tablet feature and screen size are very nice. Value is very good considering the processor speed and memory. Ease of use is acceptable during the day or in a bright room. We just sat down to work with the laptop and were immediately disappointed by the fact that someone somewhere at Lenovo chose not to include a backlit keyboard. For the price, quality and value a backlit keyboard would have put this unit over the top. (BTW: I'm using a cellphone to type this review because it's dark in the room and I can't see any of the keys on the laptop.) If you have units like cellphones and tablets where you can see letters, numbers, and symbols, you will be disappointed by this model of Lenova Chromebook. To the Lenovo designer: why leave out the backlit keyboard??????????

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      The Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook does not ships with a backlit keyboard. Lenovo

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Elegance and Power

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    The Lenovo Yoga Convertible Chromebook is elegantly designed to function as either a powerful laptop or tablet. It has the system memory, feature set, and processing power to handle my daily productivity and entertainment needs with ease. --Setup-- Was as simple as charging it for a short time and turning it on. I was then prompted to sign on to my Wi-Fi network and then Google. I already have a Google account, so my saved settings synced right up, and I was up and running immediately. Included is a 45-watt power brick that attaches to a USB C charging cord. Because USB C is becoming widespread I don’t have to bring the power brick with me on the go and can instead charge it with the same power adapter that I use for my phone, wireless earbuds, and Bluetooth speaker. Using a phone or tablet power adapter will charge slower but is a useful trade off for the added versatility. --Design and Features— There are four different modes: Notebook, Stand, Tent, and Tablet. I found the Stand, Tent, and Tablet orientations to be especially useful for watching videos and using Apps. The display orientation automatically adjusts when the laptop is transformed to a different mode. Lenovo cleverly placed one USB C port on both the right and left side. Both can take a charge, so the charging side can be adapted to the side has an available power outlet. The battery charges fully in a few hours and lasts the rated 10 hours. The flash hard drive greatly improves the system speed. If you have never used one before you will immediately notice the improvement as opposed to a solid state hard drive. The screen is 1080P HD capable. The color, contrast, and sharpness are superb. Exactly what I would expect at this price point. The touch screen is responsive and works well. Above the numbers keys are a row of dedicated shortcut keys. They are: Back, Forward, Reload, Full Screen, Switch, Brightness Up/Down, Mute, Volume Down/Down, Lock, and Search. The dual band wireless adapter worked flawlessly and was able to provide a very strong connection. --Build Quality and Appearance— The build quality is impressive. The aluminum chassis makes it thin, light, and easy to handle. The color (midnight blue) is a very attractive blue/gray hue. --Verdict— Equipped with processing power and system memory that far exceed the minimum requirements for the Chrome Operating System, this hybrid laptop/tablet is an excellent choice for the user that wants premium performance, capability, and features.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C630 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the C630 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid Device But Needs Some Updates To Be Best

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    The chromebook was packaged neatly and was quick to get up and running once unboxed. It comes with a 45W USB-C charger. I tried my phone’s charger (10W) and it actually worked. Slow, but it worked. So, if you’ve got your phone charger and forget the chromebook’s, all is not lost! It has a regular USB port, the USB-C charging port, and audio jack on the right side of chromebook, a USB-C port (which can also be used for charging), micro sd slot, power and volume buttons on the left. They keyboard also has keys to control brightness, volume (including mute), lock, browser forward/back, android forward back, full-screen toggle, and button to toggle all the open apps. The screen is pretty nice though when watching 1080p content, the lack of additional pixel density makes the screen not look as nice as something with similar pixel count but on a smaller screen. I suppose that’s a tradeoff though being a chromebook, one may not have too much in the way of customizing the DPI with which things are rendered as you would on a typical OS. The speakers are good. The grills open out the bottom of the chromebook which seems strange. Volume wise, I was pleased in a quiet environment. A slightly noisy one really drowns out the speakers, even at full volume. It’s really strange how that seemed to work. The keyboard size and spacing is a bit weird given that you have the chassis of a 15” laptop. There’s a decent amount of bezel so the yoga is plenty wide. The keyboard itself is narrow which makes for a smaller typing area than you’d expect. Furthermore, the keys themselves are on the small side which leads to above average mistakes, especially when keys at the first and last couple columns are involved. The keyboard is also not backlit which mostly isn’t an issue but is annoying if you’re ever typing in the dark. Build quality is pretty good with no flex in the base. The screen didn’t feel as strong and the force threshold I was comfortable applying was much less. Still, the weight distribution is pretty good and when propped on a lap or bed, only starts to topple if the screen angle is toward a particular extreme. The chromebook can be used in tent mode. Essentially, you flip the screen all the way to the other side. This disables the keyboard and puts in in touch only mode. This also flips the screen orientation, though still in landscape, so that you can let the screen and base make a tent to prop up the chromebook. Given how well it plays back video, this can be a pretty useful mode, especially while traveling. Screen orientation can be manually controlled via settings so one can set it to a portrait orientation The chromebook is capable of running android apps. My usual daily apps all have web applications so I mostly didn’t bother. Where having Android will come in handy is to replace things that you’d normally install via a desktop app on a laptop - dropbox for example. While I’m sure, many chromebook users are fully integrated into the google ecosystem, having the ability to make use of alternatives is nice. For me, the chromebook is a strong contender to replace my current laptop with one major weakness - it’s not powerful enough for my engineering work. While remote desktop could solve that, there are enough times that I need to completely work locally or without a VPN connection that that chromebook simply can’t be a complete replacement. I also have some desktop apps (crypto wallet for example) for which there simply isn’t a Android version. To that end, I’ll still need a home machine. Using remote desktop with a headless machine at home to get around these two issues is tempting. Now, I really need to consider just how often I travel and need to work without internet access. Printing worked though setup had a bit of a hiccup. I was able to add the printer both to the chromebook and to google cloud print. The cloud print setup had me confirm the setting on the printer itself. But after that, nothing printed, either via the direct printer setting in the chromebook, google cloud print, or my tablet/laptop which had been previously setup and has printed many times before. After rebooting my printer, everyone was happy and I got three copies of the same document. Battery life is pretty nice. I didn’t perform a true run-down test, but the battery life I got was easily 3X my current tablet/laptop. Given that most of my use at home is not work related, this is a pretty significant improvement. My 8.4 inch android tablet usually handles weekend browsing and reading. With a 12 hour battery life, it’s good for a typical weekend’s use, especially when paired with my normal phone use and the times I want to hop on my current tablet/laptop for the more “desktop” experience. The chromebook’s longevity makes it a strong contender to completely replace the 8.4” tablet and laptop over a weekend and only requiring me to connect the charger at the end of a day. While it can’t replace the 8.4” for mobile gaming, the weight and ease of use make it compelling for almost everything else that I used the android tablet to accomplish. I’ve already complained about the keyboard input. Touch is nice and works well. I need to look into changing the default touch screen keyboard - it doesn’t feel optimized for such a large screen, but otherwise it is adequate. I wish I could use the on-screen keyboard without being in tent mode - perhaps there’s a setting for that but it’s not immediately obvious. I was pleased with the performance of the chromebook under light to medium web browsing loads. With the Core i5 processor, it feels much more fluid and responsive than the Core i7 in my desktop OS running tablet/laptop. However, with a heavy tab load, the chromebook quickly bogs down where the other machine would slow, but still keep up. While I’m sure that the i5 in this chromebook is more geared towards power efficiency, this is still a bit disappointing. This situation doesn’t necessarily occur that often for me as I typically keep things down to around 10 tabs or less, when I’m researching something or comparing various options, the amount of tabs I open can skyrocket and being able to switch between them easily to compare and contrast is important. Overall, I think this is solidly three stars and stretching towards 4. Perhaps 3.5 stars is a better indicator of where this belongs. There are some issues, none are deal breakers, but the combination does make the chromebook a compromise, regardless of the promise contained.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A Sturdy Chromebook

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    What's in the box ----------------- Lenovo Yoga C630 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB eMMC Flash Memory Power adapter Ports ----- 2 x USB-C USB 3.0 MicroSD slot Headphone/mic combo Pros ---- 1. Its very well built all aluminum design. Its is slightly heavier than the 15 inch macbook pro 2. Gorgeous Full HD screen with almost edge less display 3. Excellent Battery life 4. Very fast, its my first time with chrome OS, the combination of the OS with SSD makes this blazing fast. 5. Google Play apps. Cons ----- 1. No back lit keyboard 2. Need more USB ports. 3. No HDMI port. The Review ---------- This is my first time using chrome OS/Chromebook and i have to admit that i have been pleased. I was not sure why the earlier versions of the laptops that came out with this OS were really cheaply made. I think that Chrome is a good operating system and the stigma associated with the OS that its a brick offline is no longer true. I can use my google docs, play movies, songs etc all offline and once i connect online, the data syncs up with the cloud. I also get 100GB of free cloud for 2 years with this laptop. Setup - It was very straight forward as it is on an android phone, everything ties to your email and you setup the machine using your email address. Installing apps from play store works the same way as your phone. Usage - The laptop is very well built and it can be used as a regular laptop or a tablet as it is touch screen. it also can be used in tent mode for watching movies. Track pad and the keyboard quality is comparable to my Dell Inspiron and i think it will last long. The Intel i5 along with the chrome OS with 8GB of RAM really makes it powerful. I can run multiple tabs on chrome running different applications and it performs very well without any lag. My son loves talking tom run and installed it for him. The performance on the game was very smooth. I am pleased. The battery life is very good, much better than the dell inspiron 7000 that i currently also own. i was able to get 8 hours out of the battery. Charging is through a type C port and there are one on either side. I could use my phone charger to charge it so its very convenient. I wish there were more USB ports on this as laptop thankfully there is a micro sd slot and you can buy a 256gb micro sd card and increase the hard drive just in case you run out of cloud space. Finally, i think lenovo came out with a very usable, sturdy and worthy chromebook. i will recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C630 Chromebook. With regard to more USB ports for this device, you may want to consider using a USB Hub with this device. The USB-c port on this configuration carries a video out signal. You can use a USB-c to HDMI adapter to connect an external HDMI monitor. Lenovo

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630

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    So, I've been testing out this Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 for the last 5 days or so and it's decent at best. First off, it arrived really fast. Selected on Wednesday and got it on Friday. Upon opening the package I noticed that the laptop was not as secure as I thought it was. Only thing inside was the power cable, and a folded poster size user guide (single sheet). That was it. Very basic packaging and very basic instructions that fit all on one piece of paper. Powering up the Chromebook is pretty self explanatory. Once it loaded up, to get started I logged in under my gmail email and voila it was ready to go. Very simple and very basic which is not necessarily a bad thing. If you've ever updated the Google Chrome browser before, updating this Chromebook follows the same process as it's built completely around Chrome and Android. Browsing and connecting to the internet was just as easy and any other laptop. The Yoga C630 can flip into different positions from the standard laptop position to using it as a tablet. Google Play store, as well as Books, Games, Movies, and Music are all pre-installed as well as Google Drive, YouTube, Gmail, and Google Docs, Photos, etc. You can download other apps and programs via the Google Play store that are compatible with this laptop. You can also download and install extensions for the Google Chrome Browser Battery life was surprisingly good. I usually stay on power cord on my laptops but just to test how long it could go I unplugged it yesterday and got a pretty decent amount of time without having to worry about plugging it back in anytime soon. It lasted almost all day, which is good considering my day was over when it needed to be charged again. And speaking of charging, charging time seemed to be around a couple of hours or so. Not very long if that. Another area that makes this Chromebook shine is the amazing Full High Definition display. Any high-def wallpaper looks amazing on this screen. I also like the fact that it also for an open and clear work-space on the desktop. Great for displaying pictures of your family and/or pets without those great shots being hidden behind tons of icons. One area that I think Lenovo fell flat in was audio quality. At top volume level, the sound quality of the speakers on this laptop is very very low. Almost non-existent. Not sure if this is a simple software issue or a hardware issue. The speakers are located on the bottom of the laptop (when its in standard position). This may be a dealbreaker for some, however, can be remedied by having a small bluetooth speaker. Keyboard response is pretty spot on, however, keys tend to get greasy somewhat. I do wish the keyboard layout was a tad wider for my large hands but I got used to its layout fairly quickly. However, this particular model has one downside that I absolutely hate, and that's not having a Backlit Keyboard. I searched and searched and searched over the last few days thinking I must have missed it somehow, but according to the specifications, this particular model lacks that feature. I do not understand why Lenovo chose to leave that feature out on this model. Makes it harder to use the laptop in the dark unless you have a small desk lamp nearby. A couple other perks of this laptop are the addition of 2 USB-C ports, a regular standard USB port, along with a microSD card slot, and a headphone jack. A high definition camera with microphone are also front and center at the top of the laptop. The volume rocker and power buttons are on the right side of the laptop. I would recommend this laptop for a first time Chromebook user or anyone looking for something without all of the bells and whistles that come other major laptops. This will also make are great computer for someone in high school or starting out at college. Decent overall, just need some tweaking on the sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the C630 Chromebook meets your Chrome operating system computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Offers way more than the asking price

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    To provide a little context, I am a MacBook Pro user for my main workstation, and I have purchased this chromebook for a secondary laptop for going to the Cafe, doing light work. I was looking for good performance, screen, and battery life. This laptop sure does deliver. The body is a solid piece of aluminum and honestly feels about the same as a MacBook Pro 15 for 4X less (Very impressive). i5, 8GB of ram combined with the light Chrome OS just absolutely blazes, this thing is an absolute beast in performance, feels as fast as a quad core i7 windows laptop due to it running chrome. Trackpad is super accurate not sticky. The keyboard is tactile with great feedback, not mushy and actually feels better than my 2018 MacBook Pro. It is not backlit but really not a big deal considering everything else this has it is worth the trade off. Speakers are okay not facing upwards. Color is not flashy but it has a nice finish. Weight is just over 4 pounds so not the heaviest thing, but not your ultra portable. This is about standard 15 inch weight. The display is great, not the brightest ever, but still very good and 1080 is enough for a laptop like this. Not everything is perfect though and the cons are this; not class leading chromebook battery life (this is due to the processor being much faster than most, therefore requiring more power) the body attracts a ton of finger oil and you will notice it from the first day you start using it. Some android apps are not properly optimized (but this goes for all chromebook) All in all, this is the best chromebook you can get if you want power, premium, and good design. Nothing even comes close in performance. Skip the Acer Spin 15, Dell inspiron 14 had both and both don't even come close to the Yoga overall. Good luck deciding hope this helped!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook. Model number 81JX0000US, ships with a 15.6" (screen size measured diagonally) IPS LCD w/LED Backlight (Anti-glare) screen, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (FHD) and a brightness level of 300 nits. This ultra portable 2 in 1 format measures just 14.23 x 9.80 x 0.70 inches and weighs just 4.18 lbs. The Yoga C630 Chromebook ships with a 4CELL_56WH_INTERNAL, Lithium Polymer battery, with a battery life of up to 10 hours, depending on the work that the device is performing. Lenovo

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    The best 15.6 Chromebook on the market

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    First impressions out the box for the Yoga C630 is the solid aluminum build and the size. It’s a big Chromebook that pack some serious horsepower. The CPU is an 8th Gen i5 8250u 4 Core 8 Threads. You also get 8gb of ram with 128gb of storage. Performance has been lightning fast with no slowdowns. Web pages load up fast with smooth scrolling. Apps like Atlas that run sloppy on Pentium equipped Chromebooks run smoothly on the Yoga Chromebook. 3D models load up fast and smooth when rotating them around or zooming in. 3D intensive Android games like Minecraft, GTA games or Asphalt it handles them like a champ. The Intel UHD 620 GPU is plenty fast for what’s out there in the Play Store. The laptop will get warm and you will hear the fans kick in when doing heavy stuff like gaming. Fan noise is minimal and so is the heat generated at the bottom panel of the laptop. Battery life is above average with mixed usage I managed to get around 5-7 hours before I got the low battery warning. This was a combination of web browsing, office work, streaming Spotify, YouTube/Netflix videos and gaming. The keyboard experience has been mostly good. The keys have good travel distance and feedback. My only complaint is the keys are loud for my taste and no backlit. Most laptops around this price point come with a backlit keyboard. The trackpad is good I don’t have any complaints about it. As for I/O ports, you get x2 USB Type C ports that can charge the device. 1 full-size USB 3.0 port on the left side and 3.5mm headphone jack. There is no HDMI port so you will need a USB C to HDMI cable for Tv Output. Overall the experience has been good over the several days I been using it. Lenovo first attempt to the big premium Chromebook market is a solid offering. I’m just glad that we now have a high end 15.6 inch Chromebook option. The Yoga C630 has been worth the wait. It has a premium look with a solid build quality and a good display. Unless backlit is a must you will not be disappointed with the Yoga C630 Chromebook.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
      Posted .

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the C630 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, Solid Premium Chromebook

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Pros: - Solid, premium feeling construction. - Comfortable, solid keyboard, even though it isn’t backlit. - Excellent specs, with a Core i5, 8Gb of RAM and 128Gb storage - Clear, bright 15.6” display - Excellent battery life under light - moderate use - The legacy USB-A connector is nice to have for plugging in legacy devices, like an external webcam. Cons: - Poor speaker quality. The speakers are mounted on the underside and downward firing. - Horrible webcam, with very poor light sensitivity. - No Backlit Keyboard (I actually got used to it, though). I purchased the Yoga C630 Chromebook the last time it went on sale at Best Buy. It was a toss-up between the Lenovo, or the identically specc'ed HP Chromebook 15. Its primary use right now is for my son to use during the day for accessing Google Classroom to do his schoolwork while schools are closed. On sale at $150 off, I felt it was worth getting as an upgrade from our existing Chromebook, a three year old Asus C302, which while great when it was new, is beginning to feel a little slow First things first: There is no backlit keyboard. And that was really annoying at first, especially since the contrast between the characters on the keys and the rest of the keyboard isn’t the highest. The Asus has black keys against a silver body, and they’re backlit. But you know what? I got used to it. After a couple of days of use, I really don’t notice it much at all anymore, unless the lights in the room are turned down really low. But as for the keyboard itself, backlight not withstanding, The keyboard has an excellent feel to it. It is easy to type on, and the keys have a nice, solid feel. This thing is big, and I actually like it. I was a little worried initially that a 15.6” Chromebook might be a little too big, and maybe something along the lines of a 14” would be better. I couldn’t be happier though. Even at four pounds, it really doesn’t feel too heavy considering its size. And the display is bright and crisp. Indoors, it is plenty bright at about 75% brightness. Cranked all the way up, it’s really bright. The old Asus now feels downright tiny now by comparison, at 12.5”. Battery life so far has been excellent. Under light - moderate use during the day, it is easily reaching 8 hours of use, and still has plenty of battery to spare. My previous Chromebook was starting to fall down on this as well. And the Yoga has really, really good specs. An Intel Core i5, 8Gb of RAM, and 128Gb of eMMC make this Chromebook fly. It does have a fan for active cooling, but under normal use, you’re never going to hear it. And ChromeOS updates are guaranteed from Google on this model until June 2025. There are of course a couple of downsides to this Chromebook, which are the typical things almost all Chromebooks, and laptops in general tend to suffer from. The speakers are not very loud, and the sound quality isn’t all that great. There are only two speakers, and they’re located on the underside of the device, and downward firing. So the sound primarily gets sent into whatever surface it’s laying on. Also, the built-in webcam is pretty bad. Even in bright light, you get a dim, grainy image. Not very useful for video conferencing. These aren’t really deal breakers for me. Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      The Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook ships with a 720p (HD) webcam. The Yoga C630 Chromebook provides a full size 15.6-inch screen (screen size measured diagonally) but only measures a total of 14.23 x 9.80 x 0.70 inches and weighs just 4.18 lbs. This model ships with a 4CELL_56WH_INTERNAL, Lithium Polymer Battery, with a battery life of up to 10 hours, depending on the work the device is performing. The Yoga C630 Chromebook ships with stereo 2W system speakers. Lenovo

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good build quality but too big and heavy

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I bought this because I had to itch to use a Chromebook again and to replace my Android tablet. I was using a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and it was a very good tablet but the issue came from the lack of support for Android tablets in general. Chromebooks on the other hand support Android apps but because it is not their primary focus, it suddenly seems OK if something doesn't work because I can always just use the full Chrome browser as a substitute. I spent about a week with this Lenovo before I decided to return it and here are the Pros and Cons: Pros: - Specs. Core i5, 8GB RAM and 128GB is a good combination - Build quality. All metal body and sleek feel, very much like an Ultrabook. - I/Os. Two USB-C that you can charge from either side, one USB-A because we still need them and a headphone jack. - Display. It's a 1080p display with decent lighting. It's good for web browsing and media consumption. I'm aware that there is a 4k version but it seems to be unavailable everywhere. - Battery life. I charged the device once after setup and used it each day for about an hour for a week. - Linux support. This means you can install a lot of "desktop" apps like Steam, Libre Office and more. - Price. Depending on the sale, this is a good $550-$600 device and beats anything else in the price range. Cons: - No back-lit keyboard. The fact that the model sold by Best Buy doesn't include keyboard lighting for no reason is disappointing. - Heavy. The device is quite heavy which adds to the overall weight of your bag if you carry it with you everywhere like I do. But this is the price to pay for premium build quality. - Size. 15.6" is a standard size for most laptops but I think I prefer 12" or 13" for Chromebooks. I wouldn't mind if they had made a smaller version of the C630 where they eliminated the spaces on each side of the keyboard to achieve a 13" size. It's also fits too tight in my backpack and I'm afraid the zipper will damage the corners. With the 360 hinges you can go full tablet mode but I don't recommend it. - Price. Again, this is depending on current sales. I don't recommend buying this Chromebook at full MSRP because it is too high of a price for what you get and don't get. $550~$600 is ideal. Overall, this is a very good Chromebook. Good specs, good I/O, very good build quality and battery life. I ended up returning it because it was too big for a device replacing a tablet and didn't fit well in my every day bag.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
      Posted .

      The Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook provides a full-size, 15.6-inch IPS LCD w/LED Backlight (Anti-glare) screen (screen size measured diagonally), with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (FHD) and a brightness level of 300 nits, but only measures a total of 14.23 x 9.80 x 0.70 inches and weighs just 4.18 lbs. Lenovo

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Detailed Look

    Posted .

    I've been looking through different Chrome Books trying to find a replacement for my old chrome book as it is over 3 years old and won't get some of the new features that I want out of the Chrome OS. With this said, I read many reviews before taking the chance on this particular Chrome Book. The initial review that sparked my interest is how the review compared this Pixel Book which is a high comparison given Google's dedication to the platform shown in that system. I have not owned a Pixel Book, but have read many reviews on it. With this said, let's go into the review: 1) Look and Feel: Compared to the Chrome Books I have owned in the past and many I have seen, I love the premium feel of it. It has a great smooth alloy feel to the outside. It has that industrial look that I love and not the cheaper feel of the plastic used on some of the Chrome Books. I have had it for over a week and opened it in various positions and tested the different modes. In each of the Yoga positions, the device looks wonderful. It switches positions with an ease I expect, but is sturdier in each position than I originally anticipated given it's weight. It is much lighter than my old Chrome Book. I have had no issues with any defects on the device. 2) Screen/Touch: The touch screen has been very responsive in all of the tests. This includes on Linux Apps, Android Apps, and Chrome Apps. The screen is much larger than my previous chrome book and is beautiful. The resolution of this device is amazing. You can definately tell it is a high definition screen and the crispness of it impresses me. I saw on a review earlier a complaint about being able to see pixels on browsing. I've used both the native Chrome and Android web Apps like Firefox Focus and have no idea what they were complaining about. The only issue I can see is that some of the Android Apps do not full screen well which is a known issue on any Chrome Book. Other than that, resolution makes the text a bit small at times, but it is typical of HD screens at this resolution. I've used the magnify feature on Chrome to help with this on some pages and the crispness has been great. 3) Performance: I have opened Linux Apps, Android Apps, and Chrome Apps simultaneously and the experience has been smooth. Minus the expected time to load multiple apps at the same time, it all runs quickly and is very responsive. There is no unexpected delays in it's performance 4) Battery Life: When you run the laptop continuously with apps running from all 3 platforms it will drain the battery quicker, but this should be expected. I've drained the battery in this device multiple times and the running time has been 8+ hours on each attempt with me multi-tasking. The charging for this device is a USB C plug which is very convenient as it is also the same as the LG V20 phone I have. 5) Wifi Connectivity: Some of the devices I have owned over time has struggled in this component. I was not expecting LTE (and it's not included) so I won't make any comments on that. I didn't buy this for LTE. The Wifi was able to quickly pick up both on the 2G and the 5G bands of common wifi systems. The signal strength has been excellent no matter where I have been in relation. It has exceeded my expectations in this category. For example, in my bedroom which is at the opposite side of the house from my Wifi Router normally gets about 2 bars for my other wifi enabled devices including my phone and other Android/Google devices. The Wifi Modem in this device allows it to be "strong" even in there. Overall: To get a good feel of any device, it is always recommended to spend more than 30 minutes with it especially if you want to know the ins and outs of something. Having taken a week of use with me using it as my primary computing device and trying to find faults, this device is one that I think will exceed your expectations of what a Chrome Book will be if you have been using others Chrome Books other than the Pixel Book. Will this device be able to compete against the Pixel Book? Short answer. Yes. For me, it was between this 2 in 1 and the Pixel book. The price comparison gives this one the edge and given how much I love this Chrome Book, it is hard for me to justify the extra money on what might be. It does what I want, what I might want to do, and what I need to do. Lenovo has done well making this device and impressed me. I am happy to say that I have found my new Chrome Book for years to come. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a performance computer at a fair value. Will it kill the Pixel Book? No. But why should it? It competes nicely and for that I am glad. Keep up the good work Lenovo!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
      Posted .

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C630 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the C630 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. lenovo

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Chromebook

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    This is my first foray from Windows into the ChromeOS world and I'm loving it. The C630 has a giant, crisp monitor that's a pleasure to use for both reading and watching videos. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could install most of the same apps I use on my Android phone. The C630 has plenty of SSD drive space and the processor makes everything run buttery smooth. It's large enough that I probably won't carry it around too much, but the battery life should be fantastic (spec says 25 hours). I'm pretty much leaving it parked in our breakfast nook area so it's plugged in most of the time. The only very minor issues I have with it involve the keyboard. I really wish it had a backlit keyboard. Even a $20 bluetooth keyboard I got to use with my phone a year ago had a backlit keyboard. The other issue is the keys are so flat it's sometimes hard to tell when you get your fingers in the correct home position. But these are really minor issues and I still think it's a fantastic Chromebook. The only other things that have given me pause are related to the ChromeOS so I can't blame the C630 for it. One is the lack of a delete key. There seems to be some religious discussion on both sides of the issue in the forums about that. The other is the wallpaper/desktop area seems to be wasted. You can't put any shortcuts to apps or URLs on it. On the other hand, this might be a good thing as my wife tends to completely fill up the Windows desktop with icons. If only this feature could be implemented in our home to prevent clutter on the counter tops, too! Overall, I'm very happy with the C630 and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for someone looking for a Chromebook with a nice, big screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
      Posted .

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the function of the C630 and the Chrome operating system meets your computing needs so well. With regard to the keyboard features you mention - backlight for the keys and keyboard position, we will look into these for future improvements. Lenovo

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The big screen is great!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I bought mine as an "Open Box - Excellent" model, and I would agree with that statement. It has no signs of wear, booted up just fine and works exactly like a new machine. I was a bit shocked, however, to find that it was shipped without any type of packaging - just thrown into a shipping box with a couple pillows of bubble wrap. That's it. Nothing to protect it from the abuses of UPS. Doesn't seem to have caused any issues, yet, thankfully. I'm coming from an i3-4MB model of a Chromebook, so this one feels much faster in every way. The display quality isn't quite as good as my previous, but it is hard to beat a display on a Samsung device. This display definitely could go brighter; there's no way you could use this machine outside. With typical indoor home lighting, it is sufficient. The speakers aren't loud but they sound really good. I usually use headphones so that isn't an issue for me. The touch screen is very responsive, no lagging. I asked a Lenovo support person if there is an active pen that works with this CB - they gave me the model, and I found the pen on Amazon and ordered it. However, that pen was not recognized by this CB. So, either the Amazon product is incorrectly listed, or this CB does not support Lenovo Active pen. I will order the pen directly from Lenovo and see what happens. A regular, generic capacitive type pen/stylus works fine, since it just mimics finger input, but lacks the precision fine point of the Lenovo pen. Haven't had it long enough to comment on battery life, I usually just leave it plugged in when using it. Yea, it is kind of heavy, but it has a large screen and feels very solid. The hinge is really firm, in a good way. I don't picture this hinge getting floppy and loose like my Samsung CB did. Keyboard is nice & average. Backlight would have been nicer :) The fan keeps things running cool enough to keep this on my lap, even when I'm in the throes of Stardew Valley. All in all, this feels like a good CB for the 'open box' price. I would have been a little disappointed if I had paid full price.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
      Posted .

      The Lenovo Yoga C630 15 Chromebook is not compatible with any active/digital pen. The Yoga 630-15 Chromebook provides a full size 15.6-Inch (screen size measured diagonally) IPS LCD w/LED Backlight (Anti-glare) screen, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (FHD) and a brightness level of 300 nits, but only measures a total of 14.23 x 9.80 x 0.70 inches and weighs just 4.18 lbs. Lenovo

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful, Fast

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    At first I was reluctant to consider a chromebook vs Mac or Windows machine, but when I heard chrome 69 would run Linux programs, I went with this Lenovo. Great choice. Have all my favorite Android apps, never available on Windows. Downloaded Linux free software including Gnome, Libre office, Pixlr. Machine easily interfaces to both Amazon echo or Google home. Boots in 5 seconds. No problems and rapid performance with Citrix receiver for my work. Nice connectivity with two usb-c and one usb-a 3.0. Thus can charge, have second monitor and have a usb connected printer all at same time. I move from three to four work locations, have 27 inch monitors and bluetooth logitech mouse-keyboards so can use full size equipment in the office with convenience of picking up the laptop and going out quickly. Simple to backup anything on Google drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
      Posted .

      Thank you for choosing the lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the C630 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

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