HP and ASUS finally revealed the details of the first Windows-based notebooks based on the mobile chipsets Qualcomm Snapdragon. Microsoft calls these devices permanently connected to the PC. Both devices support work in the networks of the fourth generation with the possibility of transmission at speeds up to 1 Gbit / s, but the key feature is the battery life: full charge is enough for a whole day of work of new products in active mode or a week in standby mode.
HP Envy x2 and ASUS NovaGo are based on the mobile chipset Snapdragon 835 – the same is installed in most flagship smartphones running Android. Also new items received up to 8 GB of RAM and a drive up to 256 GB (NovaGo uses a faster memory standard UFS 2.0). Both handsets come with a Windows 10S operating system with the option of a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro until September 30, 2018.
HP Envy x2 is a tablet computer with an external keyboard connected. It weighs less than 700 grams and is equipped with a 12-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Also the gadget is equipped with front stereo speakers, created in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.
ASUS NovaGo is made in the form factor of a classic laptop with a 360-degree rotatable screen. It weighs 1.39 kg and is equipped with a 13.3-inch HD-display with 100% coverage of the sRGB range and support of the proprietary stylus ASUS Pen with the ability to recognize 1,024 levels of depression. The laptop has all the necessary connectors, including two USB 3.1 ports, HDMI and a memory card slot.
HP Envy x2 will go on sale next spring. Its cost has not been announced yet. In the case of ASUS NovaGo there is no exact data on the start of sales, but the price for it will start from $ 599 for the version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM or $ 799 for the model with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of ROM.