ASUS announces world's first gigabit LTE-capable laptop

Hands-on with the HP Envy x2 always connected PC

Hands-on with the HP Envy x2 always connected PC

Earlier today, at the second annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit 2017 in Hawaii, HP introduced its first Windows 10 machine powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The NovaGo comes with a multi-gear hinge, that allows for a 360-degree movement. At the same event, another Microsoft hardware partner, ASUS also unveiled its first such offering called the ASUS NovaGo.

Just like HP, ASUS is also highlighting the long-lasting battery of the NovaGo.

The 12.3-inch touch display (1,920 x 1,280) is detachable, and may be propped up using a stand to create a laptop-like experience.

The device has up to 22-hour battery life with over 30 days of stand-by time and a built-in eSIM that ensures seamless connectivity across borders, the company said. The company says that even in sleep mode, the NovaGo wakes up periodically to check for new mails, notifications and perform other tasks so it's constantly up to date. It is clocked at 2.6 GHz.

The NovaGo is going to have an embedded eSIM for LTE connectivity, and with the Snapdragon X16 integrated with the processor, it should be capable of delivering stable and reliable LTE speeds. The notebook is also equipped with ASUS Eye Care and Tru2Lite video technology. It supports 10-point multitouch as well as ASUS Pen support with 1,024 pressure levels.

The NovaGo has two full-size USB 3.1 ports, 3.5 mm audio jack, MicroSD card slot, nano SIM slot, and HDMI.

The 4GB RAM and 64GB "UFS 2.0" will be available for $599 while the 8GB RAM and 256GB variant will be available for $799. It will initially be available in markets like the US, UK, Italy, France, Germany, China and Taiwan.