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HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835)

HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835)

It promises to provide better power efficiencies, reliable performance, and always-on connectivity compared to the x86 Intel-based computers that have existed so far. Along with our hardware partners HP and Asus, we showed the world the first full featured Always Connected PCs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset running Windows 10 and a new, optimized version of Office 365. The model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage runs to $799.

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. Qualcomm and Microsoft together hope that this family of thin, light, Windows 10 device will reverse those fortunes. We've already detailed the finer points and pitfalls of Qualcomm's ambition, but now we can see if the company can make it stick with a new pair of devices from Asus and HP.

The combination of Windows 10 and Snapdragon aims to offer various things including incredible battery life, performance and connectivity.

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Next, it was the turn of HP's Kevin Frost, who also unveiled a Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 laptop at the event: the HP Envy x2. Now though, you'll be able to get an Always Connected PC with an AMD processor and Qualcomm modem.

The NovaGo will have a 4X4 MIMO antenna array for high-speed, Gigabit-class 4G connectivity and will have up to 256GB of UFS 2.0 storage and 8GB of RAM. Asus has already revealed that prices will start at just $599 USA for the base model, which includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. That's the same setup found in many Android phones released in 2017, including Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Google's Pixel 2. (Credit: Qualcomm/YouTube) While not revealing every detail about the Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm said the newest mobile processing platform would focus on six features: cameras that could take 360-degree photos, VR and AR immersion, artificial intelligence, security, Gigabit LTE and, of course, more power.

We're likely to hear a lot more about the chip tomorrow, on day two of the summit, so stay tuned.


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