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Microsoft and Qualcomm Unveil First ARM-Powered PCs

Microsoft and Qualcomm Unveil First ARM-Powered PCs

The Snapdragon 845 is the spiritual successor to the Snapdragon 835 in more ways than one: the 835 used a 10nm manufacturing process, and the 845 is expected to use a more refined version of the same process. To further that vision, HP's Kevin Frost took the stage to introduce the company's upcoming Snapdragon 835-powered Envy x2 convertible. These machines run full Windows 10 - so not some crippled Windows RT nonsense - and support 32bit x86 applications.

Asus, at the Snapdragon Summit 2017 in Maui, Hawaii, announced NovaGo, the world's first gigabit LTE laptop. "The 12.3" WUXGA touchscreen display features Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for increased durability and scratch resistance, and it is also compatible with an active pen. Qualcomm and Microsoft together hope that this family of thin, light, Windows 10 device will reverse those fortunes.

The combination of Windows 10 and Snapdragon aims to offer various things including awesome battery life, performance and connectivity. Qualcomm is pairing the 845 with its X20 LTE modem, which enables more and better LTE-Advanced technologies as part of the unending search for better mobile signal.

Qualcomm's future of the always-connected PC will see true all-day battery life, totally new designs of machines, and an operating system that boasts over 600 million users: Windows 10.

If you want a bit more grunt and storage space, you can bump up the budget to $799 USA for the 8GB model of Asus NovaGo, complete with 256GB of storage. 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.

Frost didn't provide as many hardware specs as Asus' CEO did, but the he did have some details about the Envy x2's form factor.

Stay tuned to 9to5Google as we report live from the conference throughout the week. The device runs Windows 10 S and achieves Always On connectivity with a Snapdragon X16 Gigabit LTE modem (capable of up to 1Gbps download speeds) and dual-band 802.11ac WiFi with MU-MIMO technology.

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