AMD Always Connected PCs will include Qualcomm modems

Muriel Hammond
December 6, 2017

Qualcomm senior vice president Alex Katouzian holds up a Snapdragon 845 mobile processor. To further that vision, HP's Kevin Frost took the stage to introduce the company's upcoming Snapdragon 835-powered Envy x2 convertible. The Envy x2 will also support an active stylus that is Windows Ink certified for activities such as note-taking and illustration.

Microsoft's Windows 10 on ARM PC platform is set to launch very soon, with the main promise being able to run any Windows software despite running on a non-x86 processor.

Both of these devices will come preinstalled with Windows 10 S but will allow for a one-time upgrade to a full Windows 10 license which will allow users to install non-Windows store applications. ENVY x2 is incredibly thin, light, durable and of course always connected, the HP ENVY x2 offers lightning-fast 4G LTE2 and Wi-Fi.

On the specs front, the Envy X2 is definitely the more premium-looking of the two models, and has a 12.3-inch 1920 x 1280 pixel display with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.


The HP Envy x2 is more akin to a Microsoft Surface, with the ability to be used as a tablet, placed upright with a hinged stand on the back of the device, or connected to a keyboard mat. "ASUS and HP have worked hand in hand with us to deliver on pushing the boundaries of what a PC can do, and we continue to work closely with Lenovo as they build their own Always Connected PC", Myerson writes. Qualcomm boasts battery life of up to 25 hours, plus instant power on and performance that is on par with an Intel computer.

Qualcomm set its sights on the Windows market late past year when it announced that its Snapdragon 835 SoC processor would find its way into Asus, HP, and Lenovo Windows 10 devices featuring "Always On" connectivity.

Microsoft today unveiled its first line of "Always Connected" PCs, a new generation of computers with built-in LTE connectivity and extra-long battery life.

If you want a bit more grunt and storage space, you can bump up the budget to $799 United States for the 8GB model of Asus NovaGo, complete with 256GB of storage. The price of Asus NovaGo stats at $599 (4GB RAM with 64GB storage), which is approximately Rs 41,500. Stay tuned for more.

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