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Microsoft's Terry Myerson joined Asus, HP and Qualcomm executives on stage at the Qualcomm Technology Summit to unveil the first Always on PCs - Windows 10 laptops based on the Qualcomm 835 chipset, with a promised week of battery life.

Windows 10 on ARM is a reboot of Microsoft's earlier attempts to marry mobile processors with full laptop experiences. The companies announced all-new Windows on ARM PCs, including HP's Envy x2 and ASUS's NovaGo.

Both of these devices will come preinstalled with Windows 10 S but will allow for a one-time upgrade to a full Windows 10 license which will allow users to install non-Windows store applications. 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.

It's been a while, but we officially have details of the first Windows 10 devices running on Snapdragon. ENVY x2 is incredibly thin, light, durable and of course always connected, the HP ENVY x2 offers lightning-fast 4G LTE2 and Wi-Fi.

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.

There are plenty of Microsoft Surface rivals - or clones if you like - out there and the HP Envy x2 is now another one.


The Snapdragon 845 is (wait for it!) a direct successor to the Snapdragon 835, which can be found lingering inside devices like the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel 2, and Moto Z2 Force.

The combination of Windows 10 and Snapdragon aims to offer various things including unbelievable battery life, performance and connectivity. To see how all of that works, we'll have to spend more time with these machines.

But what's really special about Always Connected PCs is that they're ARM-based, just like most Android smartphones.

As well as strong mobile performance, the Snapdragon offers up to 1Gbps connectivity thanks to Qualcomm's X16 LTE modem.

Tomorrow, we will learn significantly more about Qualcomm's newest chip and its capabilities, so stay tuned. We haven't been told for sure that this element will come to the United Kingdom models, so stay tuned for an update.

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