The first Windows 10 devices with Snapdragon chips coming in Spring 2018
Asus and HP announced always-connected PCs
Qualcomm is having an annual conference this week to announce the new Snapdragon 845 processor and other interesting news. Among the highlights of the first day was Windows 10, because the always-connected cellular PCs are finally coming to the market thanks to Asus and HP.
Running the one-year old Snapdragon 835, not the just-announced chip, HP Envy X2 and Asus NovaGo will be the first PCs with a mobile ARM processor found in all recent high-end smartphones.
Both models will be launched with Windows 10 S, but can be upgraded to full Windows 10 for free. Windows 10 on ARM will run both Store apps and classic Win32 software via emulation (WoW layer). The new devices have SIM-slots, and great battery life thanks to the ARM-based processor.
HP Envy X2 is a detachable tablet similar to the Spectre X2. It has a 12.3-inch screen with a Full HD resolution, up to 8GB of RAM, 256GB storage, and USB Type-C ports.
Asus NovaGo is a non-detachable laptop with a 13.3 inch screen that could be rotated 360 degrees. It could also have up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but has standard USB Type-A ports instead of Type-C. Qualcomm and Microsoft promise up to 25 hours battery life depending on the tasks.
Companies like Dell, Lenovo and others will also launch their first Windows 10 devices with Snapdragon later in 2018, and many of them could be equipped with the just-announced Snapdragon 845 processor.