Qualcomm and Microsoft bring on Always Connected PCs with ASUS NovaGo

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At the launch, three designs were briefly announced from HP, Acer, and Lenovo, from which the HP Envy x360 with the Ryzen 5 2500U is now available for sale (we're awaiting our review sample). "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.

We expect further details to head the bill at tomorrows Qualcomm Tech Summit keynote, but for now we have no further information on the chip, other than it will be manufacturered by Samsung, just like the Snapdragon 835.

Recently AMD announced it was bringing its new high-performance x86 CPU cores and its latest GPU architecture to the notebook space.

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 Asus NovaGo price starts at just $599 for the 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage variant, while you're looking at $799 for the 8GB/256GB model.

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.


However, the 845 is also likely to appear in a host of "Always Connected" Windows 10 laptops like the ASUS and HP convertibles also announced today.

The laptop will run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and, in the most exciting of developments, battery life is promised to be huge. The Snapdragon 835 SoC is complemented by up to 8 GB RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 2.0 storage. The NovaGo's screen can't be detached, but it does rotate 360 degrees for tablet mode.

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 is compatible with Windows Ink styluses, Windows Hello authentication as well as Cortana.

There's no word yet on the pricing or availability for the Asus NovaGo, but HP said that the Envy x2 would be arriving in the United Kingdom in February, starting at £999 with a keyboard and active pen included.

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