Lenovo Yoga C630 vs Google Pixelbook Go

When you’re looking for a decent laptop, then it can get quite confusing. There are so many different options out there to choose from, that it can be hard to know which model would be best for you. If you’ve decided that you want to opt for a Chromebook, then this narrows down the market even more.

In terms of the best laptops on the market that run on the Chrome OS, then two immediately spring to mind. The first is the Google Pixelbook Go, which has received pretty great reviews since it was released. It’s one of the more popular Chromebooks out there, and there aren’t many that come close to it in terms of popularity.

One that is worth noting however is the Lenovo Yoga C630, which is another pretty popular Chromebook, ideal for those looking for something lightweight and easy to use. But out of these two Chromebooks, which model is best and which one should you opt for? Well, we’re going to compare the two to find out.

Lenovo Yoga C630 vs Google Pixelbook Go

The main difference between the Yoga Chromebook C630 and the Google Pixelbook Go is in their overall quality. The Pixelbook Go is one of the most expensive and high quality Chromebooks on the market. In comparison to this, the C630 is more budget friendly.

This is not the only difference between the two, and deciding which one is right for you will depend on what you need. Let’s look at them both separately.

Lenovo Yoga C630

Bestseller No. 1
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga C630 Iron Grey 13.3 inch FHD - SDM850 Qualcomm 2.841GH 8GB 128GB UFS2.1 Win10S 1yr Depot
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 (8C, 2.96GHz); Integrated Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU; 8GB Soldered LPDDR4X-3733

The Yoga C630 is often listed as an alternative to the Pixelbook Go, but I don’t think that’s really fair. It’s a solid laptop in its own right, and although the Yoga series isn’t the most popular of Lenovo’s laptops, it’s still definitely worth considering.

The first thing you’ll notice about this laptop is its sleek design, as it’s very slim and lightweight enough to be carried around with you easily. This is mainly because the laptop doesn’t need to have a fan inbuilt, so they could afford to create something thin and only 1.2kg in weight. Not only is it practically well designed, but it looks pretty good too.

The slimline design extends to the screen as well, which is made to a good standard and can produce some good images. The audio is the only area that lets the device down in terms of performance, as it’s not the best out there and can sound a little tinny. But the rest of the design is pretty impressive, including a very responsive keyboard and a well made trackpad.

Like most Chromebooks, it comes with very little storage (if you want a laptop with storage, then maybe a Chromebook isn’t for you in general). But overall, you can find the base version of this laptop for a pretty reasonable price nowadays. So for those looking for a cheap laptop that runs on the Chrome OS, then this would likely be a good choice.

Pros

Like all of the Lenovo Yoga series, there’s a real emphasis on design, and the build quality is good for its price.
The slim design is sure to be popular with the majority of folks out there.
In relation to the price, this laptop has a strong battery life as well.

Cons

The laptop itself is actually pretty heavy when compared to other similar sized laptops on the market.
It’s not as powerful as the Pixelbook Go, and it’s slightly less responsive too.
The audio quality is pretty poor as well, and you’re probably going to need to use headphones if you want to watch something comfortably.

Overall Verdict: For those looking for a fairly cheap 2-in-1 laptop, then one of the better options is the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook c630.

Google Pixelbook Go

Bestseller No. 1
Pixelbook Go 13.3" FHD Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) Just Black
8th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor; 8 GB RAM; 128 GB Storage SSD; Operating System: Chrome OS

The Pixelbook Go was designed by Google with the intention of giving people a great user experience much cheaper than what you’d pay for a Macbook. And I have to say, that if you’re happy with using a Chromebook, then it’s certainly a fine choice.

The Pixelbook Go is considered to be one of the lowest costing premium Chromebook’s, and I’d say that that is a pretty accurate description of the device. If you want a seamless user experience, then this laptop is going to be a great choice. It’s easy and quick to navigate, and the device itself is responsive and snappy.

It’s built with high quality parts, including a great 1080p webcam. Essentially, Google have stripped away all the clunkiness associated with laptops, including the Windows OS, and made something simple and easy to use. The design of the laptop is great too, as it’s lightweight and portable. Oh, and this doesn’t even mention the keyboard, which is one of the standout parts of this laptop.

Also, it’s important to note that you can’t actually use the Pixelbook Pen with the Pixelbook Go. Some people think this laptop might be a good laptop for drawing, however this isn’t the case. But if you’re looking for a practical, well made laptop then it might be a good choice.

Pros

It’s extremely fast and responsive, which is all we really want from a Chromebook, right?
This laptop has awesome battery life, and will last more than a full day without having to be recharged.
The whole design of the device itself is great, from the keyboard all the way through to the display.

Cons

When you start comparing it to other similar laptops, then it is at the slighter higher end of the pricing spectrum.
The laptop screen quality isn’t as good as some other laptops out there.

Pixelbook Go Verdict: This is fairly expensive for a Chromebook, but the class of the Google Pixelbook Go can’t be ignored. It’s overall usability is better than most other laptops out there.

Conclusion

All in all, if you gave me the choice of owning either of these two laptops to use in the long term, then I’d have to opt for the Pixelbook Go. It’s quick and nippy, and it’s perfect for the user that’s just looking for a laptop that they can go about their daily activities on. This doesn’t mean to say that the C630 is bad, but it’s just not as good as the Pixelbook Go in my eyes.

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