These are the first Windows 10 ARM laptops

06 December, 2017, 00:15 | Author: Alicia Barber
  • Qualcomm takes aim at Intel in PC processors

Phones with a Snapdragon 845 and compatible antennas should be faster than last year's phones on the same LTE networks, and thanks to some improvements Qualcomm made earlier this year, it should also be easy for device manufacturers to use the X20 modem to support T-Mobile's new 600MHz network. He didn't give any details about the device.

Inside the NovaGo is Qualcomm's popular Snapdragon 835 - the same SoC that's in nearly every flagship Android smartphone this year.

What we do know is that Xiaomi was the first to announce it'll be making an 845 phone, as the Chinese brand joined Qualcomm on stage to tease its upcoming device.

Yes, Xiaomi really, really likes Qualcomm. It's a safe bet that the next Snapdragon chip will find itself in numerous same premium phones. Kevin explained that in those Ryzen Mobile reference platforms, they included a Qualcomm LTE modem to allow for mobile connectivity on the go. Tuesday marked the first time the chipmaker has publicly discussed the name of its new processor. That's the same setup found in many Android phones released in 2017, including Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Google's Pixel 2.

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But if PCs running on ARM processors wasn't enough of a shot at Intel, AMD took to the stage next, announcing its own partnership with Qualcomm. At the same time, rival Broadcom is attempting to buy Qualcomm.

In addition to improved performance, the Snapdragon 845 platform will focus on machine learning and improved imaging. Those include the ability to create and share content, to lose yourself and to feel like you're in another world like through VR, to make your life easier with artificial intelligence, to secure your data, to globalize the wireless user experience and to make more powerful and longer-lasting experiences.

Today marks the beginning of a new era of personal computing and ASUS is proud to be paving the way with Qualcomm Technologies and other companies to develop this new landscape for "Always Connected" Windows on Snapdragon PCs.

USB connectivity is limited to two USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A ports, but you can connect to an external display via an HDMI port. Asus also claimed the NovaGo has up to a 22-hour battery life (in use) and over 30 days of modern standby.

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