AMD and Qualcomm Announce Partnership to Power Always Connected PCs

AMD and Qualcomm Announce Partnership to Power Always Connected PCs

It's no secret powering these PCs with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips would enable this functionality, so it makes sense to capitalize on it.

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. 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.

Impressively, though, unlike the rest of the laptop and smartphone industry, the prices of these new machines will be very reasonable.

The first Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 laptop is here and it's coming out of Taiwan.

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Regarding operating systems, both devices run Windows 10 S but can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free. No UK prices were announced at the conference but a United States price of $599 for the model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and $799 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB look very reasonable indeed.

At just 1.54 pounds, the HP Envy x2, which is the company's latest Surface clone, is lighter even than the 12-inch MacBook (2016), which weighs a mere 2 pounds. The Envy relies entirely on USB Type-C ports for its input and output, while the Asus has full-size USB Type-A ports and an HDMI port.

Both the ASUS and HP convertibles offer up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, although the NovaGo uses UFS 2.0 that should allow for faster memory access and lower power consumption. We already had a chance to check the Envy x2 out - check out our hands-on here. It also says that the built-in LTE connectivity will provide significantly faster speeds than other now available LTE-equipped Windows 10 computers. The company didn't give many details about the processor but said Samsung's foundry business will be manufacturing the chip. If the built-in x86 emulator in Windows 10 on ARM can really deliver performance that matches what we find on PCs with Intel and AMD processors, then Microsoft and its OEM partners can well have a hit on their hands.

Expect to hear more about Qualcomm and Microsoft's efforts to get more ARM-based PCs on the market soon. Stay tuned for more.

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