Asus today unveiled a new laptop called Asus NovaGo in association with Microsoft and Qualcomm. The key highlight, Asus NovaGo claims “all-day” battery life and packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform with X16 LTE.
The X16 LTE modem supports gigabit LTE speeds to accelerate internet downloads. Asus says users can download a two-hour movie in ten seconds.
Asus says NovaGo can offer 22 hours of battery life & over 30 days of modern standby. Interestingly, it also ensures users remain connected even in sleep mode.
Internally, Asus NovaGo supports to 8GB RAM and offers 256GB UFS 2.0 storage as well as two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports. Hence, the laptop seems focused on connectivity and power efficiency more than anything else.
Asus NovGo runs Windows 10 S operating system out of the box. It should be a compact laptop since it features a 13.3-inch 1080p display. What powers the laptop is a Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU for graphics.
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The laptop comes with different memory configurations: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage.
In terms of Design, Asus NovaGo measures 316 x 221.6 x 14.9mm and weighs 1.39kg. As for connectivity, it supports 802.11a/b/g/n, 2×2 802.11ac MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, audio jack, combo Nano SIM slot, memory card slot, HDMI and DC in.
“Today marks the beginning of a new era of personal computing and ASUS is very proud to be paving the way with Qualcomm Technologies and other partners to develop this new landscape for ‘Always Connected’ Windows on Snapdragon PCs,” said Asus CEO Jerry Shen.
Asus NovaGo starts at $599 and goes all the way up to $899.