Taiwanese electronic giant Asus launches new windows based laptop, Asus NovaGo, is the world’s first Gigabit LTE capable laptop, supported by the Snapdragon 835 chip and its inbuilt X16 LTE modem.
The new Asus laptop come with 13-inch display and weighs over 3 pounds. Compare to other ultra books, it feels stiff in the hand. Come with 1920×1080 resolution with long battery life from Snapdragon-based PCs. Memory amounted to 6GB.
Qualcomm Snapdragon PC platform
The Snapdragon PC platform can deliver 22 hours of long battery life and 30 days of standby battery. So, user needs to charge it all day.
The device at 4GB DRAM and 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage, also an upgraded model with 8GB of DRAM and 128GB of storage for an extra $200. ASUS lists the storage as capable of 1.4 Gbps, although it interests to see how that translates when we get the devices on hand.
A couple of USB-A ports (5 Gbps) on the left of the laptop, and on the right power button, headphone jack, HDMI port and a SIM slot. SIM slots are commonly found on business-class devices. This feature in the NovaGo suggests that it will flow down to consumer devices.
The laptop is a full 360º centre design, with a 14.9mm z-height and weighing in at 1.39 kg with a sandblasted Sky Grey finish. ASUS also offers 178º viewing angles and 100% sRGB range, with ASUS Eye Care and Tru2Life video technology
Significantly, the NovaGo and other Snapdragon-based device supports the beta version of Windows 10 for 32-bit x86 applications. Applications like Office365 will have their own optimized versions of the SD835 Mobile PC devices.
However, the current Windows 10 Fall Creators Update supports the new Snapdragon processors. As for the performance of a PC, the snapdragon smartphone chip controls full-fledged.
The basic price of 4/64 model as $599, and the upgraded 8/128 model as $799. Availability will be region dependent, though we did not get any other information.