HP and ASUS have reportedly worked with Microsoft very closely to make this a reality. This is a huge advantage for mobile users, who can simply add these devices to their cellular accounts and receive internet connectivity anywhere in the world, allowing them to simply turn on their device and start working instead of hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots. This could see laptops featuring AMD's Ryzen Mobile processors shipping with Snapdragon LTE 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.
Besides an always-on PC and huge 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. Snapdragon 845 is the latest model in Qualcomm's long line of Snapdragon system-on-chips, and it's a lock to be the engine powering all of 2018's Android flagships. The Envy X2 is very similar to numerous Surface Pro types of computers that already exist, while the NovaGo feels just like any other budget to midrange laptop.
These devices are deigned to be always on like your phone and Asus says the NovaGo will offer more than 30 days of standby time. The device with 4GB RAM and 64GB SSD will be available for $599, the one with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD for $799. Still, it's pretty thin and light. The NovaGo is touted to run for up to 22 hours on a single charge, while the Envy x2 will run for up to 20 hours. The machine will come with Windows 10 S pre-installed and will only run applications from Microsoft's Windows Store.
There's no word yet on the pricing or availability for the Asus NovaGo, but HP said that the Envy x2 would be arriving in the United Kingdom in February, starting at £999 with a keyboard and active pen included.
All the promises that are made by the two tech giants are an indication of great future for innovation in the tech industry.
This means we're now seeing a laptop capable of 1Gbps speeds, which are three to seven times faster than your broadband speeds at home, depending on where you live. PC market is not falling it is just the beginning of an ERA.