The NovaGo presented by Asus runs Windows 10 on ARM and provides Gigabit LTE speeds thanks to the built-in 4×4 MiMO antennas. It sports both embedded SIM functionality and a Nano SIM tray, which can be used to add normal SIM cards as they are used in mobile phones.
The Windows 10 on ARM which will come preinstalled on the NovaGo is the stripped down Windows 10 S editon. Like on the x86-versions of the Windows 10, an update to Windows 10 Pro will be provided.
Asus says the NovaGo thanks to the energy-efficient ARM-chipset will be capable of 22 hours of video playback and over 30 days of connected standby. Windows Ink, Windows Hello and Cortana will also be supported via Windows 10 on ARM. There will be two models – a base unit with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage for US $599 and a 8GB version with 256GB storage for US $799. A release date was not mentioned at the event. Asus promised , however, to offer the NovaGo in 7 different markets, including US, the UK, France, Germany and China.
HP also showed off a Windows 10 on ARM-device running with the Snapdragon 835 chipset, the Envy x2. This will be basically an ARM-version of the already existing x86/Intel-version of its detachable PC. The HP Envy x2 will also offer 4G-LTE and with up to 20 hours of promised battery life come close what Asus´NovaGo is supposed to deliver. More details about specs were not mentioned at the evet. HP only said that it plans to launch the device in Spring 2018.