Yesterday, long-time Microsoft partner HP and Asus announced the Always Connected PCs that can offer incredible battery life. Both Always Connected PCs are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, with Windows 10 S operating system (upgradable to Windows 10 Pro) out of the box.
HP Envy x2 is the company’s first Windows 10 ARM device and it can offer up to 20 hours of battery life, and no that’s not the standby time. The new Always Connected PC from HP can last nearly a full day per charge, that is double the figures of a flagship laptop these days.
Asus NovaGo too offers incredible battery life – the device in standby mode can run for no less than 30 days per charge, and it can offer up to 22 hours of battery life when actively used.
HP Envy x2
The HP Envy x2 is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset (the same chipset also powers flagship phones) and also supports the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, which makes the “always connected” concept possible.
The Envy x2 features a 12-inch full HD display with support for Pens and Windows Ink. The device can be used as both laptop and tablet. It’s just 6.9mm thin and weighs 698 grams. The device comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, HP hasn’t yet revealed pricing and availability details.
The ASUS NovaGo is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor. The NovaGo comes in 2-in-1 form-factor category, the device features a 13.3-inch 1080p display, it also features stylus support and Windows Ink.
The device will be available in Spring, the device with 4GB RAM and 64GB SSD storage will be available for $599, while the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version will be sold for $799.