AMD Always Connected PCs will include Qualcomm modems

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AMD Always Connected PCs will include Qualcomm modems

This changes today as at an event, the companies have unveiled the first ARM-powered PCs from HP and Asus which will begin shipping next year. Just that the NovaGo is running a mobile processor does not put the device into isolation.

Asus NovaGo is the world's first Gigabit LTE laptop with superfast download speeds which will allow users to download anything within seconds. Qualcomm boasts battery life of up to 25 hours, plus instant power on and performance that is on par with an Intel computer.

Besides an always-on PC and enormous battery life, one of the other benefits of a Snapdragon processor is that no cooling fan is required, so the Envy x2 will always be free of annoying fan noise. However, the HP Envy X2 which also runs on Snapdragon, will be available "spring 2018", so we expect the NovaGo to be similar.

Inside the NovaGo is Qualcomm's popular Snapdragon 835 - the same SoC that's in nearly every flagship Android smartphone this year.

Impressively, though, unlike the rest of the laptop and smartphone industry, the prices of these new machines will be very reasonable. Always connected to a battery supporting 30 days of standby and 22 hours of active use. It's no secret powering these PCs with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips would enable this functionality, so it makes sense to capitalize on it. 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.

Being always connected wherever I am whether I am in the vehicle, airport or coffee shop, always being connected just feels like the most natural, safe and secure way to work with teams and be creative.

Regarding operating systems, both devices run Windows 10 S but can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free.

An entry-level spec will get you 4GB of RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage. The NovaGo's screen can't be detached, but it does rotate 360 degrees for tablet mode.

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.

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