The Asus NovaGo is the latest 2-in-1 laptop to be manufactured by the Taiwanese tech giants. It’s a simple yet sleek looking device that is relatively inexpensive. Its headlining feature is its processor which is a Snapdragon 835 chip, the same chip that is featured in almost all of today’s modern flagship smartphones. It’s the first time that smartphone tech is being put into a PC running Windows. Let’s take a look at what this device has in store for us.
Asus NovaGo Snapdragon 835
The Asus NovaGo comes equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor as well as a Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem. The 835 chip is similar to the ones that you will find on a Samsung S8 and OnePlus 5t. They will probably optimize the chip for Windows 10.
The big deal about such a device is the battery life. You will be able to get more than a day worth on the Asus NovaGo. They Estimate 22 full hours worth of video time courtesy of the Snapdragon 835. This is huge even for a little laptop. You can make use of the Windows 10 “always on” feature. It is similar to locking your phone, but instead in this case you close the laptop lid. No need to hibernate and power down.
The Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem will make it possible to go online with an eSim. No need to work on unsecured WiFi networks. You can keep things secure and private on an LTE network which can run at 1Gbps speeds.
Price, Performance, and Release Date
Such a device will set you back about $599 sometime next year. Roughly Easter 2018. This will be for the 4GB of RAM variant (64GB storage). Expect to pay $799 plus for 8GB RAM and about 128GB storage. Very competitive pricing here which actually puts the laptop at a more reasonable and cheaper price than its smartphone counterparts.
I really can’t expect too much from this device in terms of performance. Apart from the usual tasks like internet browsing, emails, and media consumption, this laptop may not be powerful enough to handle modern games or say video editing software.
It should be perfect for office use and for those who travel and work a lot. Its compact size and extended battery life will be good news for them. However, it’s not yet certain which type of medium to high processor hungry programs will work on this laptop.
HP also unveiled its HP Envy x2 Tablet recently. It has the same Snapdragon 835 chip and Windows 10s combo. Its great to see devices like these being launched. 2018 is already shaping up to be an awesome year for tech.
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