AMD Always Connected PCs will include Qualcomm modems

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Along with a range of 'Always Connected PCs, ' Qualcomm also announced its next-gen Snapdragon 845 SoC. Xiaomi also confirmed that the company's next flagship smartphone will be powered by the new mobile platform.

At its technology summit in Maui this afternoon, Qualcomm provided some additional details of the results of its partnership with Microsoft to bring Windows to the chipmaker's SoCs. Pricing isn't yet known, but it will begin to ship this Spring.

Qualcomm senior vice president Alex Katouzian holds up a Snapdragon 845 mobile processor.

One edge features a USB-C port to connect peripherals or the charging cable, while the other edge hosts a volume rocker and a headphone jack.

Contrary to what you might expect, the new Windows 10 ARM computers don't look hugely different from their Intel counterparts.

The combination of Windows 10 and Snapdragon aims to offer various things including awesome battery life, performance and connectivity. It features a 20-hour active battery life and 4G LTE2 connectivity.

There are plenty of Microsoft Surface rivals - or clones if you like - out there and the HP Envy x2 is now another one. That's local video playback with the NovaGo offering an every more impressive 22. This conversion is cached both in memory (so each given part of a program only has to be translated once per run) and on disk (so subsequent uses of the program should be faster, as they can skip the translation).

Next, it was the turn of HP's Kevin Frost, who also unveiled a Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 laptop at the event: the HP Envy x2.

The Envy x2, in keeping with Microsoft's always-connected PC vision, purportedly sports long battery life, almost instant wake times from a sleep state, and ubiquitous LTE connectivity. We're talking potentially Gigabit speeds so up to seven times the average broadband connection. This means that users can take full advantage of the 13.3-in 1920x1080 screen in all sorts of different scenarios from traditional notebook mode to tablet mode.

Better yet, ASUS is pricing the new NovaGo at just $599 for the 4GB/64GB storage model while the 8GB/256GB storage model is $799. The device comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 S.