Qualcomm and Microsoft bring on Always Connected PCs with ASUS NovaGo

Qualcomm and Microsoft bring on Always Connected PCs with ASUS NovaGo

Qualcomm and Microsoft bring on Always Connected PCs with ASUS NovaGo

AMD announced that it is using Qualcomm's LTE modems to construct "Always Connected" 4G LTE PCs with AMD's Ryzen Mobile platform.

Qualcomm is launching its Windows 10 on ARM initiative at the summit, so AMD's surprising appearance to announce new capabilities with its x86 processors seemed somewhat out of place, but it is an important development. Qualcomm didn't disclose how much faster the Snapdragon 845 would be relative to this year's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835, but that chip was significantly faster than its predecessor when we tested it at the start of 2017 while consuming less power. Just that the NovaGo is running a mobile processor does not put the device into isolation.

The ASUS NovaGo is being touted as the first Gigabit LTE laptop that is able to efficiently stay connected while lasting all day - up to 22 hours. It has some edge over the Intel-powered laptops. The Envy has a similarly sized 12-inch display, though its 1,920 x 1,280 resolution isn't as sharp as the MacBook, and to be fair the Envy is more of a tablet convertible while the Macbook is a more traditional laptop.

The HP ENVY x2 combines the best of Windows and with the smartphone freedom.

Built upon the Snapdragon 835 SoC, the Envy x2 will be available in configurations featuring up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. It's paired with up to 256GB of flash storage and 8GB of RAM, which should be enough for some heavy web browsing sessions.

Both of these devices will come preinstalled with Windows 10 S but will allow for a one-time upgrade to a full Windows 10 license which will allow users to install non-Windows store applications.

HP didn't provide any pricing information for the Envy x2, but it did say that customers can expect to buy it next spring. Whether these devices live up to their expectations or not we are sure of one thing that it will create a homogeneous opportunity to take this revolution forward.

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