HP, Asus announce first Windows 10 ARM PCs

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However, the HP Envy X2 which also runs on Snapdragon, will be available "spring 2018", so we expect the NovaGo to be similar. Until then, it's worth mentioning that, once again, the Snapdragon 845 is the result of the collaboration between Qualcomm and Samsung. Are you excited about these first Windows 10 on ARM PCs?

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. ARM computers aren't noticeably thinner or lighter than others, and though they lack any sort of fans, many newer Intel computers are fanless, as well. The NovaGo is touted to run for up to 22 hours on a single charge, while the Envy x2 will run for up to 20 hours. 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 can be similarly equipped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but its fixed display is a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel panel.

The screen flips 360 degrees and supports a stylus. "The Envy x2 will have a Surface-like detachable keyboard and will be just 0.3" (6.9 mm) thick. It's created to be highly secure, and to perform tasks like real-time language translation and high-speed wireless without adversely impacting battery life.

Next, it was the turn of HP's Kevin Frost, who also unveiled a Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 laptop at the event: the HP Envy x2. "OEMs around the world will now be able to combine the recently announced AMD Ryzen mobile processors with Qualcomm Technologies' leading wireless solutions via their Snapdragon LTE modem family to achieve new levels of performance, connectivity and capability for ultrathin notebook PCs".

For now, stay tuned for more information on the Snapdragon 845.

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