Asus NovaGo Windows 10 on ARM laptop gets European price and release date

At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit in December 2017  two Windows on ARM devices were announced, the HP Envy x2 and the Asus NovaGo.

Unfortunately, neither device was ready to hit the market then, likely because Windows 10 Redstone 4 was not yet ready for release.

We reported earlier that not all Connected PC features were ready, with some being targetted at Spring 2018, with Redstone 4, and it appears OEMs were also waiting.

Now reports that Asus has confirmed the release date and price for the Asus Novago, and the always-connected ARM PC is indeed targetted for early Spring, specifically April 2018 in Germany, around when we expected Redstone 4 to hit the market also.

Asus was also able to confirm the price for the touch-screen laptop, with the PC coming in at 699 Euro ($857).

The confirmed specs are:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
  • LTE gigabit speed
  • 22 hours of battery life
  • Digital Ink
  • Windows Hello Login
  • Full emulation of Win32 programs

The price is probably appropriate for a convertible laptop which also includes a built-in 5G modem and 22-hour battery life, but I suspect many buyers would prefer a much lower price due to the performance and compatibility impact expected due to the ARM processor.

Read more about the device here.

At only $150 cheaper than the much sleeker HP Envy x2 (available for pre-order), what do our readers think of the pricing of these new ARM PCs? Let us know below.

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