ASUS NovaGo – First Snapdragon-powered Laptops

Yes, that’s right … mobile phone processors can power a laptop!

Since teasing us with a preview of what Windows on Snapdragon will look like at Computex this year, Qualcomm and its partners are ready to reveal actual devices. Today, at Qualcomm’s second annual tech summit, we saw the HP Envy x2 and the ASUS NovaGo — two of the “Always Connected PCs” that Microsoft has talked about since last year. In fact, the ASUS is calling the NovaGo the first Gigabit LTE laptop, since it uses the Snapdragon chipset that enables those speeds.

… the laptop use the Snapdragon 835 chipset which you’ll find on this year’s premium smartphones like the Pixel 2Galaxy Note 8LG V30Xperia XZ Premium and Razer Phone. The chip comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 modem which supports gigabit LTE where available. Although Windows on Snapdragon PCs are meant to support eSIM for easier switching between carriers while traveling, the models announced today will still have a standard nano SIM card slot. It’s currently unclear when the eSIM built into the NovaGo’s wireless modem will be activated for use

Source: Engadget


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