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Microsoft launches Windows 10 on ARM, with HP and ASUS promising 20+ hours of battery life

NovaGo is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor which runs most of today's flagships. The main USP of the device is the promise of all-day computing. This changes today as at an event, the companies have unveiled the first ARM-powered PCs from HP and Asus which will begin shipping next year.

Built upon the Snapdragon 835 SoC, the Envy x2 will be available in configurations featuring up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. As we've come to expect, it will bring improvements in power, efficiency, and niche areas like image processing to next year's best smartphones. Frost didn't mention a stylus, but the machine was pictured with such a pen attached to its case, so it probably supports Windows Ink.

The combination of Windows 10 and Snapdragon aims to offer various things including incredible battery life, performance and connectivity. Still, it's pretty thin and light.

This new Always Connected PC is ultrathin, beautifully designed, running Windows 10 and a new, optimized version of Office 365. We already had a chance to check the Envy x2 out - check out our hands-on here. The NovaGo can be similarly equipped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but its fixed display is a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel panel.

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Thanks to the Snapdragon 835's X16 LTE modem, the Envy x2 will keep you connected wherever you go just like your phone. Asus has already revealed that prices will start at just $599 USA for the base model, which includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage.

However, no pricing was announced so we're hoping that HP can keep the starting price similar to the Asus NovaGo - the other device with Snapdragon - which starts at $599.

Frost didn't provide as many hardware specs as Asus' CEO did, but the he did have some details about the Envy x2's form factor. Stay tuned as we'll be expanding and upgrading this review very shortly with more info. Additionally, these type of PCs can run either Windows 10 or Windows 10 S: the first models from Asus and HP will actually run the more secure Windows 10 S out of the box, but customers will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free for a limited time.

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