Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 845 today at as press conference in Hawaii, the next generation of the company's flagship mobile processor. Just that the NovaGo is running a mobile processor does not put the device into isolation.
The Snapdragon 845 is (wait for it!) a direct successor to the Snapdragon 835, which can be found lingering inside devices like the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel 2, and Moto Z2 Force. "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 didn't disclose how much faster the Snapdragon 845 would be relative to this year's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835, but that chip was significantly faster than its predecessor when we tested it at the start of 2017 while consuming less power.
The laptop will run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and, in the most exciting of developments, battery life is promised to be huge.
Impressively, though, unlike the rest of the laptop and smartphone industry, the prices of these new machines will be very reasonable. "OEMs around the world will now be able to combine the recently announced AMD Ryzen mobile processors with Qualcomm Technologies' leading wireless solutions via their Snapdragon LTE modem family to achieve new levels of performance, connectivity and capability for ultrathin notebook PCs". Always connected to a battery supporting 30 days of standby and 22 hours of active use. With up to 20 hours of active use battery life, the detachable PC provides flexibility and connectivity to perform daily tasks while on the go.
The Verge HP Envy X2
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. This is also the first notebook that runs full Windows 10 on the ARM CPU.
An entry-level spec will get you 4GB of RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage. Windows 10 includes Ink, Hello and Cortana.
The HP Envy x2 will be available from Spring 2018 with no word yet as to pricing, but it looks like a promising device. The NovaGo's screen can't be detached, but it does rotate 360 degrees for tablet mode.