Always connected, an initiative from Microsoft and Qualcomm, which aims so deliver portable devices that will always have access to the internet without depending on WiFi hotspots. But it’s the second goal that is much more interesting: a ridiculously long battery life thanks first and foremost to the efficiency of Qualcomms ARM processors.
Earlier this month, at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, we got a preview of upcoming devices from ASUS and HP. Both, the ASUS NovaGo as well as the HP Envy X2, will use the Snapdragon 835, an octacore cpu with speeds of up to 2.45 MHz, and are already featured on the website introducing the chip.
And if you doubted the word ridiculous int he beginning let the following specifications of the ASUS NovaGo sink in for a minute: 30 days standby and 22 hours of active use.
Always connected systems might bring a bit of difference to the notebook market an surely do offer some unique features that are rather interesting for both businesses and consumers alike. Hopefully we won’t see something like the WIndows 10 Mobile disaster with WIndows 10 S.