Asus, HP Debut Snapdragon-Powered Windows Laptops

Qualcomm takes aim at Intel in PC processors

HP and Asus have announced the first Windows 10 PCs running on ARM - Snapdragon 835 - and they're boasting about instant-on, 22 hour battery life, and gigabit LTE. The Envy X2 is very similar to numerous Surface Pro types of computers that already exist, while the NovaGo feels just like any other budget to midrange laptop. Meanwhile, the ASUS NovaGo weighs 1.39 kg (or 3.06 pounds) and packs a slightly larger 13.3-inch full HD LTPS touchscreen with ASUS Pen support (1024-level pressure). The NovaGo is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. These type of PCs, such as the ones from HP and ASUS are running Windows 10 on ARM, and they can deliver all-day battery life, better security, and much more. However, the HP Envy X2 which also runs on Snapdragon, will be available "spring 2018", so we expect the NovaGo to be similar.

Impressively, though, unlike the rest of the laptop and smartphone industry, the prices of these new machines will be very reasonable.

When Ryzen Mobile was revealed in October, AMD claimed playable framerates in an ultrathin notebook form factor.

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Although there are seemingly no hard feelings from the Ball family, they are no strangers to taking this course of action. Those options will not include transferring to another school. "The plan is now to get Gelo ready for the NBA Draft".

What this means is, multiplayer gaming on the go could soon become a reality for many, allowing you to play online games like Overwatch or Counter-Strike on your laptop when you're on the road over cellular data thanks to Qualcomm's modems. The device runs Windows 10 S out of the box, you will however able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The Snapdragon 835 SoC is complemented by up to 8 GB RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 2.0 storage.

The HP ENVY x2 is a detachable 2-in-1 device reminiscent of the Microsoft Surface products or the Huawei Matebook-E that we recently took a look at. ASUS will offer the device for $599 ($799 for 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage) first in the US, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Mainland China and Taiwan, and is working with T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon to offer the NovaGo. The NovaGo's screen can't be detached, but it does rotate 360 degrees for tablet mode. Microsoft's Terry Myerson came on stage today to briefly talk about these Windows 10 on ARM PCs, he later detailed the benefits of this new platform via a post on the Windows Experience Blog.

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