Hp Envy x2 Windows on ARM laptop pass through the FCC

We are only expecting to see the HP Envy x2 Windows 10 on ARM Always Connected PC sometime in Q2 2018, so it is somewhat surprising to see the device has already been approved by the FCC.

Codenamed the TPN-Q198, the PC was approved on the 15th December 2017, with the news suggesting that HP is indeed waiting for Redstone 4 before releasing the device.

That OS update is expected to bring refinements to Always Connected PC setup and management which would make the device easier to manage for the enterprise users HP is targeting with the hybrid laptop.

The device was also approved recently by the GSM Global Certification Forum, which lists the very large number of bands covered by the Qualcomm radio in the laptop.

The HP Envy x2 is of course powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, is lighter than an iPad Pro and only 6.9mm thick and weighs just 1.54 pounds with a 12 inch Full HD screen with Gorilla Glass 4,  and has 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

It has Bang and Olufsen speakers, a USB-C port, SIM card slot and memory card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera and headphone jack and a comfortable keyboard case with good 1.3mm travel and bundled stylus.

The delay in shipping is somewhat of a concern given that more powerful Windows 10 on ARM devices running on the Snapdragon 845 processor are expected to hit the market within 6 months of the release of the first generation, making them rapidly obsolete. It is, however, possible that the enterprise target market for these laptops may not be very concerned with this.

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