The device comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 S. 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. Frost didn't mention a stylus, but the machine was pictured with such a pen attached to its case, so it probably supports Windows Ink. The Envy X2 is one of the first of a category of laptop to run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip for Windows PCs. The machine will come with Windows 10 S pre-installed and will only run applications from Microsoft's Windows Store.
It is therefore somewhat surprising that both HP and Asus's devices will ship running Windows 10S.
The ASUS NovaGo, however, features a more traditional thin-and-light notebook design with a 360-degree hinge. 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.
Built upon the Snapdragon 835 SoC, the Envy x2 will be available in configurations featuring up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage.
If you want a bit more grunt and storage space, you can bump up the budget to $799 USA for the 8GB model of Asus NovaGo, complete with 256GB of storage.
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The real differences with these computers will be felt once we've gotten a chance to use these computers in an everyday scenario. It has some edge over the Intel-powered laptops. It also says that the built-in LTE connectivity will provide significantly faster speeds than other now available LTE-equipped Windows 10 computers.
Qualcomm set its sights on the Windows market late a year ago 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.
The Envy x2, in keeping with Microsoft's always-connected PC vision, purportedly sports long battery life, almost instant wake times from a sleep state, and ubiquitous LTE connectivity. Both devices will ship with Windows 10S, but ASUS and HP are offering free upgrades to Windows 10 Pro before September 30, 2018.
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