Over during a Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm has suggested a full sum on a much-talked-about (see here, and here) Windows 10 laptops driven by Snapdragon 835 chips, and laid out a specs of a initial machines from HP and Asus.
These supposed ‘always connected’ PCs have an integrated LTE radio integrated in a Snapdragon 835, definition you’re not reliant on carrying to hunt for Wi-Fi when you’re out and about. Plus this built-in connectivity will give users adult to Gigabit LTE speeds on any Qualcomm-powered device.
The power-efficiency of a Snapdragon 835 also means glorious battery life – we are articulate a claimed 20 hours of longevity. The use of Qualcomm’s chip also means these notebooks can run cold and are fan-less, and can therefore be thinner and lighter.
HP’s Snapdragon 835-driven ‘mobile PC’, a other moniker Qualcomm has been bandying around for these devices, is a new take on a firm’s Envy x2 detachable. It boasts a 12.3-inch WUXGA+ arrangement (with Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 8GB of complement memory and 256GB of storage.
The inscription apportionment of a device weighs a hold reduction than 700g, and is usually 6.9mm thick, positively fulfilling those promises in a portability category.
There’s an integrated Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, as good as a built-in mount that can be practiced between 110 and 150-degrees. The keyboard is backlit and we also get a Windows Ink approved pen. HP also claims adult to 20 hours of battery life.
As for a handling system, HP’s Envy x2 comes with Windows 10 S installed, with a ‘one-time option’ to switch to Windows 10 Pro. These inclination all run Microsoft’s desktop handling complement natively, as we’ve formerly discussed. And as you’ve presumably noticed, a Envy bears some-more than a flitting similarity to a certain other Microsoft product.
The Asus NovaGo was also revealed, a ZenBook-ish event built around a Snapdragon 835. This is a normal laptop with a 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen, again with stylus support, and a same 8GB/256GB of complement memory and storage.
The NovaGo weighs in during 1.39kg and is 14.9mm thick, and in terms of connectivity offers a span of USB 3.1 (Gen 1 Type-A) ports, an HDMI connector, and a microSD label slot. We didn’t get a battery life determination for this model, though presumably it’s adult there with Qualcomm’s (and HP’s) claimed 20-hour longevity.
Like a HP convertible, this Asus laptop will also come using Windows 10 S by default with a choice of an one-time, giveaway ascent to Windows 10 Pro.
The NovaGo starts during $599 (about £445, AU$787) for a various installed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage and works adult to $799 (about £595, AU$1,050) for a indication with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Unfortunately, no pricing has nonetheless been suggested for a Envy x2, so we’re still watchful on that. As for availability, we haven’t listened on a Asus machine, though HP says that a Envy will be out in a open of 2018.
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