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These are the first Windows 10 ARM laptops

These are the first Windows 10 ARM laptops

For starters, the new Asus NovaGo is "the world's first Gigabit LTE laptop, with superfast download speeds allowing users to download 2-hour movie in just 10 seconds" thanks to the X20 LTE modem inside. A higher spec model will go on sale for $799.

The Asus NovaGo is expected to be available from early next year. Until then, it's worth mentioning that, once again, the Snapdragon 845 is the result of the collaboration between Qualcomm and Samsung.

Recently AMD announced it was bringing its new high-performance x86 CPU cores and its latest GPU architecture to the notebook space. This is despite Qualcomm announcing its predecessor, the Snapdragon 845 at the same conference.

I'm very curious about the eventual performance figures for this emulation, since the idea of running my garbage Win32 translation management software on a fast, energy-efficient laptop and external monitor seem quite appealing to me. "ASUS and HP have worked hand in hand with us to deliver on pushing the boundaries of what a PC can do, and we continue to work closely with Lenovo as they build their own Always Connected PC", Myerson writes. HP is promising to eke more than 20 hours out of the chip without a charge, and what's more, the Envy x2 and other Snapdragon-powered machines are created to deliver that kind of battery life even though they're always on and come with LTE built in.




These devices are deigned to be always on like your phone and Asus says the NovaGo will offer more than 30 days of standby time.

The HP Envy x2 is more akin to a Microsoft Surface, with the ability to be used as a tablet, placed upright with a hinged stand on the back of the device, or connected to a keyboard mat. It's also possible via eSIM or Nano SIM with the former dependant on market. The Snapdragon 835 SoC is complemented by up to 8 GB RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 2.0 storage. However, you'll be able to get a model with 8/256GB for an extra $200.

The back of the machine will be made from machined aluminum for a high-end look and will sport a camera that will work with the new 3D features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The Envy x2 will also support an active stylus that is Windows Ink certified for activities such as note-taking and illustration.


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