Taiwanese tech major ASUS on Wednesday announced NovaGo (TP370), the world's first Gigabit LTE-capable laptop, at the second annual "Snapdragon Technology Summit" here.
"ASUS NovaGo is a convertible laptop with leading Gigabit LTE connectivity and battery life that revolutionises what the personal PC can be for consumers", Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Technologies Inc, said in a statement.
The ASUS NovaGo features a 13.3-inch full HD IPS NanoEdge display with a screen to body ratio of 78 percent. This new Always Connected 2-in-1 PC is named ASUS NovaGO and it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which is built using 10nm process. The notebook comes with a 360-degree rotatable hinge, which allows it to be used in several modes like laptop, tablet, stand and tent. The laptop supports Asus Pen as well. The notebook is also equipped with ASUS Eye Care and Tru2Lite video technology. That, coupled with the device's keyboard design, makes it reminiscent of the Microsoft Surface Pro. It is fully compatible with new features such as Windows Ink, Windows Hello, and Cortana. It supports Embedded SIM (eSIM) as well as Nano SIM. The storage variants include 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.
NovaGo is claimed to offer download speeds of up to 1Gbps - capable of downloading a two-hour film in 10 seconds. eSIM allows users to activate local data plans straight from Windows Store on landing overseas. 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. The 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage option can be bought at $799.