The first Always Connected Windows 10 PCs were announced after Microsoft and Qualcomm publicly confirmed their intentions to bring Windows 10 to ARM processors. Unlike the Windows 8, Windows 10 on ARM supports Win32 applications, offers impressive battery life and features cellular modem that comes inside the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset.
At Qualcomm event in Hawaii, HP announced its first Windows on ARM PC, the Envy x2 with Snapdragon 835 chipset. While the HP Envy x2 was slated to launch this spring, the firm has announced that their Always Connected PC is now available for pre-order for $999.99, and the units will ship by March 9.
HP is one of the first companies who announced the new Snapdragon 835 PCs, which includes the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, this will provide up to gigabit speeds if your mobile operator such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint can handle it in your region.
Just like any new Windows 10 device, the HP Envy x2 is a tablet with a detachable keyboard, and it comes with up to 8GB LPDDR4X PoP, along with up to 256GB of onboard storage. It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset, a flagship processor available on some high-end phones.
The HP Envy x2 2-in-1 which can be used as both a laptop and tablet, it comes with a 12-inch full HD display, and since it runs the latest Windows 10 update, the device features pen and Windows Ink for creativity. Since the device is supposed to replace your laptop, it’s super portable with just 6.9mm thinness and weighs 1.54 pounds (698 grams). The other features include support for USB 3.0 and microSD card support.
The HP ENVY x2 is powered by Windows 10 S out of the box, meaning that it can only run apps that come from the Store, though you can upgrade the Envy x2 to Windows 10 Pro for free.
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