Asus has announced one of the first Windows-powered 2-in-1 laptops that are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform. The laptop comes with a starting price tag of $599 and it will be available in Italy, Germany, China, Taiwan and France.
The major highlight of the device is the Gigabit LTE connectivity. So just like smartphones, the laptop will automatically switch between Wi-Fi and LTE networks as it comes loaded with Snapdragon X16 LTE modem that supports a download speed of 1Gbps and upload speed of 150Mbps.
Asus says that the NovaGo boasts a battery backup of 22 hours, which is up to 2X longer in active use than those of current laptops. The 2-in-1 device also features Connected Standby, a battery-saving function that allows the device to sync data with the cloud on standby.
The Asus NovaGo features a 13.3-inch Full HD display with 178° wide-view technology, a 100% sRGB colour gamut and it supports 360-degree multi-gear hinge. The 2-in-1 is the first powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform that features Qualcomm Kryo 280 CPU, Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU, and Qualcomm Hexagon 682 DSP. The laptop is backed by up to 8GB RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 2.0 storage.
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The device runs on Windows 10 and it also features Asus Pen support, which has a 1024-level pressure-sensitive tip that detects every nuance of movement, enabling users to write and draw. On the connectivity front, it features two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, eSIM, Nano SIM, 4G LTE, and HDMI.