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Asus and HP Present First Windows 10 on ARM PCs with 20+ Hours Battery Life

At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology summit, ASUS and HP have announced the first PCs running Windows 10 on ARM. The Asus NovaGO which has been unveiled at the event is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and runs a fully functional Windows 10 system adopted for the ARM chipset.


The NovaGo presented by Asus runs 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 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.

Last Updated on December 7, 2017 6:30 pm CET

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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